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CYRTANTHUS-DRUGS: the predictive power of phylogenies in plant drug discovery - a case study of the genus Cyrtanthus (Amaryllidaceae)


This proposal, CYRTANTHUS-DRUGS, consists of a 24 months incoming phase to the Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (host institution). CYRTANTHUS-DRUGS is very interdisciplinary and will use an array of molecular, chemical, biological, analytical and interview techniques, to produce a phylogeny of Cyrtanthus (Amaryllidaceae), as well as chemical profiles and central nervous system related biological activity profiles for at least 25 or half of the circa 50 species. The phylogeny and the chemical and activity profiles will then be used to evaluate the predictive power of a genus level phylogeny in plant drug discovery.

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Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 204 951,55