The 9th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Compounds (9th ISCNC) was held in Urumqi from October16 to 19. There were 144 delegates from ten countries attended the meeting.
The symposium series has been organized biennially since 1993 in Uzbekistan and Turkey, and for the first time this year it was held outside these two countries, in the Xinjiang-Uygur Autonomous State of the People’s Republic of China.
The symposium was hosted by Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences，S. Yu. Yunusov Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan，and Anadolu University of Turkey.
During the meeting, 35 lectures were given and the conference received more than 150 academic papers. The foreign scholars were interested in the traditional Uyghur medicine and were fascinated by its achievements in curing hitherto incurable diseases. The 9th International Symposium is fruitful and has a stimulating effect on the development of chemistry of natural compounds.