Petra Ratajc, SLOVENIA

Pharmacology is the new chemistry: How pharmacological research impacts modern aromatherapy

Petra Ratajc is a biologist with post-graduate education in medicinal and aromatic plants, secondary plant metabolites, pharmacology and pharmacognosy. She obtained her PhD from Biological and Biotechnical Sciences, researching quality, safety and efficacy of local aromatic herbs and their essential oils. Her research experience extends from fieldwork to molecular research and her main interests are biology and pharmacology of plant volatile constituents. Petra runs an educational website: The PhytoVolatilome.