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Phylogenetic exploration of medicinal plant diversity (MedPlant)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

The MedPlant network will train young researchers in career enhancing approaches and techniques in biodiversity driven drug lead discovery, complimentary and entrepreneurial skills relevant for work in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, NGOs and academia. The aim is to improve the students’ chances of employment and to strengthen Europe's research base through a collaborative training ...
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DNA-based tests for commercial medicinal plant authentication (VITANGO)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

"The unambiguous identification of plant raw material is a crucial step in the quality control of medicinal plants in order to guarantee the identity and a constant and reliable quality of the starting material. Apart from the classical pharmacognostic methods, phytochemical methods (often based on chromatography) are used for this purpose. However, these methods often fail to provide secure resul ...
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