Chemical Targets

Targeting Chemical Diversity: Our 3 main challenge led projects aim to accelerate the production and scale up of diverse and novel alkaloids, flavonoids and terpenoids which represent key chemical scaffolds with diverse commercial interest.greenchem

Alkaloids: A diverse class of bioactive compounds which make up many of the most important pharmaceutical and agrochemical compounds derived from natural products.

Flavonoids: The modification of plant-derived flavonoids for drug development is currently under-explored due to their low bio-availability, complex chemical synthesis and lack of understanding of the natural biosynthetic pathways in plants.

Terpenoids: Our final early targets are terpenoids which provide building blocks for the synthesis of high value chemicals with wide-ranging applications including uses as fragrances, flavours, Pharmaceuticals, insecticides and polymers.shutterstock_70250746 pills