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Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (SVeB) - University of Ferrara

The research topics of the Pharmaceutical biology (PhB) lab. concern the study of plants under a chemical and biological point of view. Crude extracts, fractions and pure isolated compounds, obtained through sustainable extraction strategies and chemically characterized by chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, are assayed for their biological efficacy and safety for possible applications as human health products (phytotherapics, nutraceuticals, cosmetics) and as tools for organic and integrated agricultural treatments (phytoiatric products and biostimulants). 

The plant species studied are mainly medicinal,  with different geographical origin and characterized by ethno-pharmaco-botanical uses.