1. Exploration: Isolation and identification of bioactive natural products from rain forest plants , isolation and extraction of new bioactive natural products from tropical forest plants, etc.
“Pharmaceuticals” were born from organic compounds produced by nature, that is, natural products.
Even today, about half of the medicines actually used are natural products or compounds derived from natural products. It is said that there are many natural products on the road that are candidates for medicines, especially in tropical forest plants that are in danger of disappearing. In our laboratory, we focus on tropical forest plants and conduct research to find new bioactive natural products. (more…)