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.The key to the success of discovering naturally occurring therapeutic agents rests on bioassay-guided fractionation and purification procedures...»»

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Asoke Banerji Ph.D,
Phytochemistry Labs,
School of Biotechnology,
Amrita University,
Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana P.O
Kollam, 690525, India
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Email: abanerji@am.amrita.edu
Phone: +91-476-2803107

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Amrita University was started by the world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma.»»


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


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


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

Compound Library

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

June 27, 2016
Dr. Asoke Banerji, Distinguished Professor, Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri, was ...
May 10, 2016
Every week Nature India hand-picks a selection of papers that might be of interest or relevance to...
March 10, 2016
The plant kingdom represents an extraordinary reservoir of molecules that can be useful to mankind...
January 13, 2011
Seabuckthorn (SBT), the thorny bush with luminous orange berries, dubbed the wonder plant has now...
Amrita School of Biotechnology hosted Biocrest 2015, an international mini-symposium, commemorating the school’s 10th...



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