Natural Products Laboratory, Institute Biology Leiden, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
He holds a Pharmacists degree (1972) and a PhD (1976) from Leiden, The Netherlands. He was lecturer at Leiden University 1976-1987, and since 1987 professor and head of the department of Pharmacognosy. Since 2011 he is an Emeritus professor, still connected to Leiden University. He was guest professor in London (UK), Uppsala (Sweden), Amiens (France), Reims (France), Seoul (Korea) and Hilo (USA). Prof. Verpoorte is an honorary professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University since 2015. From 1992-1998 he served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the committee of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE).
Prof. Verpoorte is an author of an excess of 780 scientific papers, 4 books and 6 patent applications. His current H-index is 94 (according to Scopus). Editor (1996-2002) and Editor-in-chief (2003-2016) of Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Editor-in-chief of Phytochemistry Reviews since 2001 and Executive Editor of Biotechnology Letters since 2006. He supervised 66 PhD theses, and 150+ MSc theses.
– 2004 Honorary Doctorate from University of Amiens, France;
– 2012 Honorary Doctorate from University of Uppsala, Sweden;
– 2007 the PSE Medal;
– 2015 the Gusi Peace Prize in Manila (The Philippines);
– 2017 the Egon Stahl Medal in Gold by the International Society of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research (GA) for his lifetime scientific contribution.