Biodiversity and Bioresources

Biodiversity

Bioproducts research focuses on: screening natural products as potential bioprotectants (biopesticides, endophytes); identifying and developing bioenergy, bioindustrial chemicals, and bio-based materials using agricultural biomass platforms (cereals, oilseeds, pulses, forages, potatoes, by-products); and developing conversion technologies and engineering systems through feedstock improvement and utilization.

Successful solutions

  • Developed and implemented scale-up isolation and purification methods to support pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo screening of bioactive plant natural products.

  • Discovered and functionally characterized novel plant natural products (pyranoanthocyanins) with potential applications in human health and as a food dye additive.