About Phytochemistry

Explosive growth of modern biology in recent times has created a new awareness in the unlimited biotechnical potential of natural products. Plants are genetically controlled nature’s chemical factoryand has been a source of useful products since antiquity. Despite ofdevelopments of modern techniques such as molecular modeling, combinatorial chemistry and synthetic methods, natural products and particularly medicinal plants, still remains an important source of new drugs or drug leads.

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Research at the Center is currently oriented towards specific interests that develop products...

  • Bioprospection of indigenous flora- with special reference to Kerala (phytoecdysoids-nutraceutical,sericulture biotechnology, wound healing).
  • Value addition to unutilized / underutilized plants: (bioactives from sea buckthorn- flavonoids, ursolic acid, carotenoids, kinase inhibitors, glut4 modulators, anacardic acids).
  • Synthesis of bioactive natural products (antioxidants, antitumour, kinase inhibitors, neuroprotectants).
  • Human resource development(advanced training in phytochemistry to students, research scholars, visiting fellows).

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Facilities at Phytochemistry include Shimadzu HPLC LC20 AD, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer…

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Phytochemistry has collaboration with IIT-Bombay, University of Calcutta, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology...

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Compound Library

The Phytochemistry lab at the Amrita school of Biotechnology maintains a chemical library...

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The Center have been blessed with a dedicated team who contributes tirelessly for the research developments...



Summer Fellowships are awarded to bright students and motivated teachers from Academy of sciences to work...



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Asoke Banerji,
Phytochemistry Labs,
School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri Campus, Clappana P. O.,
Kollam, 690525, India