Center for Natural Products Research

The Center for Natural Products Research of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines will serve as a regional resource and provides leading role for the advancement of innovative methods for natural products research. As such, the Center will conduct basic and applied multidisciplinary research in the discovery of natural products for use as pharmaceutical agents and to understand the chemical properties and biological potential, and importance of medicinal plants endemic to Mindanao. To do this, the Center will carry out the following exploratory research activities for natural products:

  • Microbial and plant extraction
  • Fermentation optimization
  • Purification chemistry
  • Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical profile
  • Characterization and structure elucidation