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Collaboration opportunity: Rhamnus species phytochemistry and bioactivities


Dear Colleagues,

We are planning to conduct a phytochemical study in this year and the next concerning the antraquinone profile of different Rhamnus species (traditionally used as laxatives or purgative herbal agents) collected around the world (collaborative project with Prof. Atanas G. Atanatov  and colleagues from different countries).



One aspect of the study will be collecting of different plant samples around the world (stem bark, 10-50 g of dry herbal material, correctly identified according to http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Rhamnus and accompanied by a picture of the plant, the date and place of collection and GPS location) and some corresponding market available phytopharmaceticals from the country of collection as well.
At this stage, we will have possibility to continue the experiment by applying some bioassays as well to further characterize the biological compounds which are specific for different Rhamnus species.

With this announcement, we seek for collaboration with partners who can supply us with suitable amount of herbal material and market available phytopharmaceuticals. Results will be aimed to be published in a Q1 journal from the field of natural products/medicinal plants or food area.

If interested in this collaboration opportunity, please send me an email (mocan.andrei@umfcluj.ro) with information detailing the herbal materials and phytopharmaceuticals that you would be interested and able to provide for such collaboration.

With best wishes,
Andrei Mocan, PharmD., PhD
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrei_Mocan


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