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Edible, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Objective

The project is finalized to establish long-term research co-operations through a coordinated joint program of research staff exchanges for short periods on the following topics: selection of plant species according to ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological approaches; breeding to preserve biodiversity and gene reservation of food, medicinal and aromatic plants; cultivation of food, medicinal and aromatic plant species to improve the quality of the starting material for industrial use (using good agrotechnological guidelines); biotechnological protocols for the production of standardized plant material or for the maintainance of plant species; identification of rural areas which have to be examined as mapped sites and official knowledge degree of the nutraceuticals field; extraction, isolation and structural elucidation of secondary metabolites from plants in order to evaluate biological properties of plant extracts and their bioactive constituents as nutraceutical ingredients with innovative techniques and facilities; development of extraction and quali-quantitative evaluation of plant constituents with medicinal, food, agronomic and industrial interest (bioactive compounds, essential oils, natural aroma, flavour, fragrances, natural dyes); chemical profile of essential oils and volatile fractions for the selection of essential oil from different plant families; development and validation of bio-analytical methods devoted to biomarkers and active compounds in plant extracts; evaluation of antibacterial, antioxidant, cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagen and antimutagen, apoptotic activity of plant extracts and derivatives; structure-activity relationship studies on standardized extracts or new bioactive compounds isolated from the selected plant material; Emi- or total synthesis of novel products from natural products identified as molecular target to development new drugs.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 115 200
Administrative Contact
Laura Conforti (Dr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 600
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosanna Salis (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 800
Address
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Luisa González-San José (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Patio De Escuelas, 1
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Amparo Sanz Alonso (Prof.)
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Wiacek (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCERTARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU STIINTE BIOLOGICE RA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 57 600
Address
Splaiul Independentei 296
060031 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Simona Carmen Litescu (Dr.)
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 57 600
Address
Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd 1
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitar Dimitrov (Prof.)