Development of science-based, high quality herbal therapeutics. 01/07/2008 - 22/04/2015

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Due to the growing interest and use of medicinal plants new companies distributing these products arise rapidly and preparations sold in the US or Asia are freely available via the internet. This kind of non-controlled exposure, i.e. with respect to the indication, dosing, contra-indication and side effects, is questionable. In order to maintain its current positive market position and to be a worthy addition to the Western medicine, phytotherapy should be scientifically sustained and of high quality. The proposed project, i.e. the investigation of the efficacy and non-toxicity and analysing the quality of these products, is of big importance for public health.

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Principle component analysis (PCA) of complex data generated by chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis of biological mixtures. 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009

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There is a never-ending search for novel molecules with superior pharmaceutical properties. Via an IWT-SBO project the production of novel molecules in plants, through use of combinatorial biosynthesis, was started . Because of the high amount of constructs that will be created to screen for new metabolites, a statistical approach will be necessary. To support the statistics of these analyses principle component analysis (PCA) will be necessary.

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