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Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry

 

The Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry is one of the key departments in the institute, and one of the most important source suppliers for innovative drug study and development that is characterized by bioactive natural products. The department consists of 50 staff members, including an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 10 full professors, 8 associate professors, and 25 assistant professors. It is one of the major education and training bases for high academic calibers in research of natural medicinal chemistry in China. Currently there are 8 Ph.D. supervisors and 6 M.Sc. supervisors in the department. A total of around 25 doctoral and master’s students and postdoctoral fellows are enrolled each year.   
The main goals of the department are to reveal chemical properties and characters of natural bioorganisms, to discovery bioactive components from traditional Chinese medicines and other natural bioorganisms, to supply the material and structural basis for innovative drug research and development aimed at the main puzzling diseases. The main research fields include the research of natural products for cancer and virus diseases, nerve-system and aging diseases, as well as inflammatory and immune diseases. The study of advanced traditional Chinese medicines and the study of natural medicines derived from animal, fungi and marine organism, as well as the study of structural and pharmacological informatics of natural products are also the important research contents of the department.