Building the future by doing more together

DIGITALIS - The genus Digitalis: Molecular taxonomy, preservation, active constituents and therapeutic applications
Coordinator - Friedrich Alexander
CESAM Responsible researcher - Ana Cristina da Silva Figueiredo
Programme - PEOPLE MC-IRSES, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES, PIRSES-GA-2011-295251
Execution dates - 2012-05-01 - 2016-04-30 (48 Months)
Funding Entity - Marie Curie Actions UE
Funding for CESAM - 37800 €
Total Funding - 172200 €
Proponent Institution - Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen, Nürnberg, Germany
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação da FCUL, Portugal
The Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turquia
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil

The topics of this joint exchange programme are all related to a specific plant genus of commercial interest and its taxonomy (Taxonomy of the Genus Digitalis), the propagation and investigation of endangered species of this plant genus (Plant Tissue Culture), the natural products used in medicine occurring in Digitalis plants (Therapeutic Use of Cardenolides), and the isolation, structure elucidation and biological testing of some of the rare but pharmacological relevant cardenolides (Reference and Bulk Substances).

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