Division of JNTBGRI was established
in 1992. The Division was reorganized
in September 2006 with the addition
of a Phytopharmacology group, and was
re-named as Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology
Division. Our main objective is to carry
out chemical research on plant systems
leading to their sustainable utilization.
One major area of our work is isolation
and biological activity studies of secondary
metabolites from medicinal plants. A
second area is chemical profiling of
essential oils from aromatic plants
and evaluation of their flavour and
cosmetic potentials. We also work on
the chemistry of (i) biomass and biofuels,(ii)
carnivorous plants and (iii) bamboos.
Biological activity of extracts, fractions
and isolates are tested by various assays.
We apply a variety of chromatographic,
spectroscopic techniques and biological
assays in our work. We also use techniques
at the frontiers of chemistry and biology
in our research work .
Dr. B. Sabulal
Scientist E1 & Head
of biologically active metabolites