Biology

Natural Products Chemistry

Natural products chemistry is the study of substances produced by living organisms. Research can help improve the understanding of biological processes or identify compounds that may lead to the development of new drugs.

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Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases.

Focused on the biosynthesis and bioengineering of marine microbial natural products and in the discovery of new enzyme biocatalysts.

Biology News

Jun 23, 2021 Mining for Solutions

Mining for Solutions

A new study using genome mining reinforces the potential of biochemist...

May 5, 2021 Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Global degradation has made unspoiled ocean expanses scarce but lucrat...

May 4, 2021 Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Study offers a new way to predict sardine population shifts and a coun...