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Assessment, Conservation and Development of Papua New Guinea, AP1

The major objective of this Associated Program (AP 1) is the documentation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) traditional medicines and the preservation and study of indigenous knowledge associated with medicinal plants.Read More

Biodiversity Discovery, AP 2

The objective of this Associated Program (AP 2) is to describe herbaceous plant and fungal endophyte diversity within the Wanang plot research site in PNG.Read More

University-Based Drug Discovery, AP 3

The objective of this Associated Program (AP 3) is to test the hypothesis that Papua New Guinea's (PNG's) biological diversity is a source of novel pharmacological activities with utility in the treatment of human diseases.Read More

Chemistry, AP 4

The objective of this Associated Program (AP 4) is to test the hypothesis that the genetic resources of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the form of medicinal plants, traditional medicines and marine organisms are a source of novel chemical entities with utility in the treatment of human diseases.Read More

Industrial Drug Discovery, AP 5

The objective of this Associated Program (AP 5) was to isolate, characterize, cultivate and process metabolically unique symbiotic microbes from both terrestrial and marine environments for inclusion in a pre-fractionated library of microbial products for drug discovery.Read More