Membership in Professional Societies and Organizations
L1) National Point of Contact in Turkey for SCAMAP (South and Central Asian Medicinal and aromatic Plants) Network of UNESCO (1985-1990).
L2) Member, Turkish Pharmacopoeia Commission (since 1985)
L3) Member, Herbal Medicine Clinical Advisory Group of the Pharmaceuticals Registration Advisory Commission at the Ministry of Health (1985-1992))
L4) Member, American Society of Pharmacognosy (since 1980)
L5) Member, Organization for the Phyto-taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) (since 1986)
L6) Member, The Phytochemical Society of Europe (since 1983).
L7) Member, Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA) (since 1984).
L8) Member, Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences- Ankara, Turkey (FABAD) (since 1984).
L9) Member, The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) (since 1993).
L10) Member, American Orchid Society (AOS ) (1993-1996).
L11) Active Member, New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) (1993-2005).
L12) National Point of Contact in Turkey of Asian Pacific Information Network on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (APINMAP) (1993-2000).
L13) Founding Member , The Turkish Phytotherapy Society (since 1995) and Secretary General (1995-2004).
L14) Member, Expert Group No.11 (Natural Products-Organic Chemistry) of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission (1995-1999).
L15) Founding Member and Chairman, The Turkish Society of Cosmetic Scientists (1995-2002).
L16) Member, The Society for Economic Botany (1995-2005).
L17) Focal Point Coordinator, MEDUSA Network (1996-2001)
L18) Regional Representative, Central and Southwest Asian Region, International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP) (from 1996).
L19) Secretary-General (1997-2003),Vice-President (2003-2008; 2014-), President (2008-2014), International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP) .
L20) Member, Expert Group No 11 (Natural Products-Organic Chemistry) (1995-1999); 13B (Phytochemistry) (1999-2012); Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM Working Party) (2007-2012); Commission (COM) (2000-2012) of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission.
L21) Member, International Society on Ethnopharmacology (1999-)
L22) Fellow, The Linnean Society (1998-)
L23) National Focal Point, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Network of ICS/UNIDO ( 2001-2009)
L24) Member, Society for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy of Turkey (since 2004)
L25) Founding Member and Vice-President, Society for Floristic Research (2005-2011)
L26) Member, Academy of Pharmacy of the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association (2006-2012)
L27) President, Academy of Pharmacy of the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association (2008-2012)
L28) Member, Advisory Board (BoA) of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) (2009-2014)
L29) Honorary Member, Active Pharmacy Society (E1) (2011 on)
L30) International Board Member, Organization for the Phyto Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) (2013-2019)
L31) Member, WHO (World Health Organization) Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine (2007-)
L32) Member and Regional Representative for Southwest Asia, Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA) (2014-)
L33) Member, Aromatherapy Society (Turkey) (2015-)
L34) Founding Member, Asian Society of Pharmacognosy (2015-)
L35) Member, Science Academy (Turkey) (2016-)