Collaboration Call: The chemical composition of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and Glycyrrhiza spp.)

Dear Colleagues and fellow members of INPST, 
We currently running a project, which broadly speaking will look at the chemical composition of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and Glycyrrhiza spp.) following similar approaches as we had used before We plan to assess the quality and heterogeneity of primary material form species of this genus. For one previous study on St. John’s Wort using a similar approach, see: 
Therefore, we are reaching out to colleagues in order to get samples which we can analyse phytochemcially. We are interested both in cultivated material, esp. material which enters the trade, but also wild collections. If you have some crude of semi-processed drug substance this would be of interest. All we need is 5 – 10 g of the crude drug, plus, if possible and image of the field / plant or some other means of verification of the material. Please note, we are specifically looking at the root / rootstock. Please note we have no openings for a position, but are simply looking for samples. If you can help, please contact Zack Bellman (
Prof. Michael Heinrich
Research Group ‘Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy’ 
UCL School of Pharmacy, Univ. London
29 – 39 Brunswick Sq.
London WC1N 1AX 
Co-Chair of the UCL Research Ethics Committee (
Tel.: 0044-20-7753 5844 /  Email:
Some recent publications: 
Medicinal Plants from the Himalaya for the treatment of infected wounds –
Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in six Latin American countries: 
Best practice / phytopharmacol standards – JEP 40