CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Imke Schmitt and George Weiblen

The ICBG Program is a unique effort that addresses the interdependent issues of biological exploration and discovery, socioeconomic benefits, and biodiversity conservation. Modern medicine, crop protection, and bioenergy remain very dependent on chemical or biological derivatives of diverse organisms from nature and advances in these areas continue.

Research supported by the ICBG program focuses upon collection-based exploration of bioactive small molecules, proteins, and metabolic pathways derived from diverse plants, marine organisms, and microbes to identify potential lead candidates for drug development, crop protection and bioenergy development as well as analytical advances for plant-based dietary supplements.

 

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The International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) Program is managed by the John E. Fogarty International Center

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