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Pharmacognosy, Bioanalysis & Drug Discovery (PBM)

Faculty of Pharmacy | Department of Drug Research and Development

(Code: ULB400)

Skills of the unit :

► Investigations on the secondary metabolism; in vitro production of secondary metabolites; development of immunoassays
► Analytical control of medicinal plants and their extracts; standardization of content, including validation of methods; analysis of aromas and essential oils
► Identification of vegetal constituents presenting antiviral, antitumor, antiparasitic, antihepatotoxic, antimicrobial, antioxydant, immunomodulatory or antimutagen properties
► Bioguided phytochemical studies
 Assay by LC-QqQ
Analysis of drugs, metabolites or biomarkers in complex matrices (plasma, urine, tissues)
 High-resolution mass spectrometry analysis  with LC-qTOF
Identification and characterization of organic molecules and biotherapeutics. Analysis of complex matrixes (proteomic, lipidiomic, metabolic, glycemic...)
► Food analysis (macro- and micro-nutriments, additives, contaminants, fatty acids, sterols)
► Optical and fluorescence microscopy, image analysis
► Gas chromatography, liquid chromatography (HPLC), high-speed counter-current chromatography, thin-layer (TLC, HPTLC) densitometry