Dr Anthony BOOKERA AJ Bo

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medicinal Plant Science

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PhD from University College London in Ethnopharmacy and Pharmacognosy (2014). Research thesis focused on the value chains of Curcuma longa (Turmeric) and how different value chains can affect both the livelihoods of the producing farmers and the quality of the finished products. Two post-doctoral projects investigated the quality of herbal medicinal products and their ingredients.

Published in a wide variety of scientific journals and books and current research interests focus on the use of plant metabolomics and how this can be used to improve the quality of traditional medicines.

Currently senior lecturer in  Chinese herbal medicine and medicinal plant science at the University of Westminster.

Reviews Editor for Frontiers in Ethnopharmacology and a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

Professional and academic memberships include, Member of The British Pharmacopoeia expert advisory group on Complementary Medicines, Member of The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry and Fellow of The Linnean Society.

Senior Lecturer in Chinese herbal medicine and medicinal plant science.

PhD project supervisor - The quality and safety of Chinese herbal medicines entering the UK market.

2018

St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) products – an assessment of their authenticity and quality (2018)
Booker, A., Agapouda, A., Frommenwiler, D.A., Scotti, F., Reich, E. and Heinrich, P.M. 2018. St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) products – an assessment of their authenticity and quality. Phytomedicine. 40, pp. 158-164.
Book Review: Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes, an identification guide (2018)
Booker, A. 2018. Book Review: Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes, an identification guide. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 213, p. 198.

2017

Quality Control of Hypericum perforatum L. Analytical challenges and recent progress (2017)
Agapouda, A., Booker, A., Kiss, T., Hohmann, J., Heinrich, M. and Csupor, D. 2017. Quality Control of Hypericum perforatum L. Analytical challenges and recent progress. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

2016

Value Chains of Botanical and Herbal Medicinal Products: A European Perspective (2016)
Booker, A. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Value Chains of Botanical and Herbal Medicinal Products: A European Perspective. HerbalGram. 112, pp. 40-45.
From traditional resource to global commodities: a comparison of Rhodiola species using NMR spectroscopy - metabolomics and HPTLC (2016)
Booker, A., Zhai, L., Gkouva, C., Li, S. and Heinrich, M. 2016. From traditional resource to global commodities: a comparison of Rhodiola species using NMR spectroscopy - metabolomics and HPTLC. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 7, p. 254.
Adulteration and Poor Quality of Ginkgo biloba Supplements (2016)
Booker, A., Frommenwiler, D., Reich, E., Horsfield, S. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Adulteration and Poor Quality of Ginkgo biloba Supplements. Journal of Herbal Medicine. 6 (2), pp. 79-87.

2017

Useful Plants - Medicines (2017)
Booker, A., Allkin, B., Patmore, K., Black, N., Canteiro, C., Dauncy, E., Edwards, S., Forest, F., Giovannini, P., Howes, M.J., Hudson, A., Irving, J., Leon, C., Milliken, W., Lughadha, E.N., Schippmann, U. and Simmonds, M.S.J. 2017. Useful Plants - Medicines. in: Willis, K.J. (ed.) The State of the World's Plants. Report London, UK The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 22-29

2015

Chinese Medicine: Contentions and Global Complexities (2015)
Booker, A. 2015. Chinese Medicine: Contentions and Global Complexities. in: Heinrich, M. and Jäger, A.K. (ed.) Ethnopharmacology New York, United States Wiley. pp. 293-302

2016

Collectors of Rhodiola species on the Sichuan-Tibetan and Sichuan-Shaanxi borders (2016)
Booker, A., Springer, L. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Collectors of Rhodiola species on the Sichuan-Tibetan and Sichuan-Shaanxi borders. The 16th International Congress on Ethnopharmacology. Yulin, China 15 - 19 May 2016 International Society for Ethnopharmacology.
Comparison of different Rhodiola species using NMR- metabolomics, HPTLC and DNA barcoding techniques (2016)
Booker, A., Zhai, L., Gkouva, C., Li, S., Frommenwiler, D., Reich, E., Howard, C., Sgamma, T., Williams, S., Slater, A. and Heinrich, M. 2016. Comparison of different Rhodiola species using NMR- metabolomics, HPTLC and DNA barcoding techniques. 9th Joint Natural Products Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark 24 - 28 Jul 2016 Georg Thieme Verlag.

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