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Department of Biosynthesis of Natural Products

 

The Department of Biosynthesis of Natural Products is one of the key departments in the institute and an important component part of the State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substance and Function of Natural Medicines. As the entity of the Key Laboratory of Biosynthesis of Natural Products of National Health and Family Planning Commission, the department employs more than10 staff members including 4 full professors and 3 associate professors, of whom 2 are Ph.D. supervisors and 4 are M.Sc. supervisors. There are also more than 20 postgraduate students in the laboratory.
The major research areas of the laboratory include:
Biotechnology research of natural medicines. The strategy is mainly focused on the production of scarce and natural medicinal resources by means of modern biotechnology such as synthetic biology, bio-catalysis and genetic engineering.
Studies on the bioactive substances of microbes and medicinal plant tissue cultures. The research is mainly focused on the structure and function of bioactive substances derived from plants, fungi, and endophytic microorganisms of animals and plants to broaden the source of natural medicines and ensure the sustainable development of innovative drugs.