All about Pharmacognosy

All about Pharmacognosy

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Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University

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CUShort introduction
Department of Pharmacognosy has several areas of specialization such as Phytochemistry, Natural Products Synthesis, Biotechnology and Cell Culture, Marine Natural Product Chemistry, Standardization of Herbs and Herbarium. Academic staff have expertise in each area. The area of Phytochemistry focuses on the studies of chemical constituents from plants by isolation, purification and structure elucidation of the isolated products. Primary biological activity screening of promising crude extracts and/or pure compounds are also of interest. The area of Marine Natural Product Chemistry studies the isolation, purification, structure elucidation, chemical structure modification and bioactivity screening of new bioactive constituents from Thai marine organisms, such as sponges, soft corals. gorgonians, tunicates and bryozoa, marine microalgae and microorganisms. DNA fingerprinting of medicinal plants is another area of interest. We employ several molecular techniques such as RAPD, AFLP, RFLP, PCR-RFLP, and sequencing for generating markers for authentication of medicinal herbs and crude drugs. We have several equipped laboratories with facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Chulalongkorn University

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About

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, was established in the reign of King Vajiravuth (Rama VI), who commanded Prince Rangsit of Chainad to set up a School of Pharmacy (commonly called in Thai as “Drug Preparation School”) in 1913. The school developed from then on through various phases before it became the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Chulalongkorn University.

Visions

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Chulalongkorn University is a source of knowledge and academic-resource center, a leading pharmaceutical science institution that contributes to the country’s sustainable development.

URL : http://www.pharm.chula.ac.th/

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December 16th, 2011 at 3:05 am

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