Forests, trees, needles and haystacks: searching for bioactive natural products from medicinal plants and their endophytes

You are invited to attend a special lecture, hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry , South Africa (South) Local Section. This will be presented by Associate Professor Christopher Gray from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada  with a presentation entitled: "Forests, trees, needles and haystacks: searching for bioactive natural products from medicinal plants and their endophytes"

Natural products chemistry is not only an important area of study from an academic perspective, it also possesses real potential to provide or inspire new chemical entities that may be applied in the biomedical and biotechnological areas of drug discovery, health products and nutraceuticals. The study of bioactive metabolites also represents a particularly good multidisciplinary arena within which to train research students at the interface of biology and chemistry. This presentation will highlight some of the work currently being conducted by the UNB Natural Products Research Group, focussing on Canadian traditionally used medicinal plants and their associated fungal endophytes as sources of molecules with antimycobacterial activity.

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 16:30
Venue: 

Lecture Theatre 3, PD Hahn, Upper Campus, UCT

Contact Information: 

Dr Sophie Rees-Jones.  Tel: 021 650 2554

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