Solomon Habtemariam

Herbal Analysis Services UK & Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham-Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK

Dr. Solomon Habtemariam is a director of Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories at the University of Greenwich and founder/owner of Herbal Analysis Services UK. He received his BSc degree in Biology (minor - Chemistry) from the University of Addis Ababa and his master’s degree (combined-studies) in Pharmacology and Phytochemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He stayed at Strathclyde to study at doctoral level, studying on drug discovery researches and obtained his PhD in this area of research. After several years in teaching and post-doctoral research at the Strathclyde Institute for Drug Research and Strathclyde University, he joined the School of Science, University of Greenwich in September 1998. Since then, Dr. Habtemariam has been a leader of taught programmes and researches on bioassays & natural products-based drug development.

As an eminent scientist on herbal medicine research, Dr. Habtemariam serves as an editor and editorial board member of several journals. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the African Academy of Sciences among others. While his consultancy on herbal analysis services is devoted to establishing the “quality, safety and efficacy” of traditional medicines, his research on natural products chemistry and pharmacology led to the publication of over 200 papers in peer review journals. His most recent books on plant medicines with Elsevier (Academic Press) includes the potential antidiabetic application of medicinal foods (“Medicinal Foods as Potential Therapies for Type-2 Diabetes and Associated Diseases: The Chemical and Pharmacological Basis of their Action”) and the science behind the multifunctional application of Moringa (“The African and Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Therapeutic Applications”). His research profile along with his publication and patents are available via his URL:

Terms of Appointment: Jan 2020 – Dec 2021