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Research Projects completed

 
  • Antimicrobial activities of Peruvian medicinal plants.  Grant: DAI-PUCP 2001-2002.
  • Antifungal and antioxidant activities of Gentianella nitida and Iryanthera lancifolia. Grant: SECAB-CYTED 2002-2003
  • Anti-Leishmania activity of Peruvian medicinal plants: Search for new anti-Leishmania drugs. Grant: CONCYTEC 2004-2005.
  • Anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis activity of Peruvian medicinal plants. Isolation of the active principle of Swartzia polyphylla. Grant: DAI-PUCP 2004-2005.
  • Development of a natural larvicide from Piper acutifolium for the control of vectors of malaria, dengue and  yellow fever. Grant: Fondo Concursable-UPCH 2005-2006.
  • Discovery of new compounds from Peruvian medicinal plants with activity against sensitive and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Grant: CONCYTEC 2005-2006
  • Essential oils and plant extracts for the development of veterinary and oral health care products. Grant: Fondo Concursable-UPCH 2006-2007.
  • Discovery of new lead compounds for the treatment of Leishmaniasis, from medicinal plants of the Peruvian Amazon region. Grant: IRD-Francia 2007-2009.
  • Leishmanicidal activity of Clavija procera B. Stahl (Theophrastaceae), a plant used in traditional medicine. Grant: Fondo Concursable Estímulo a la investigación de los Estudiantes-UPCH 2007-2008.
  • Susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum isolated from patients with non-complicated malaria to natural products and conventional drugs. Grant: Fondo Concursable-UPCH 2008-2009.
  • Chemistry and Pharmacology of the immunomodulatory activity of Uncaria tomentosa (“Cat´s claw”). Grant: CONCYTEC 2008-2009.
  • Medicinal plants as alternatives for antibiotic growth promoters in chicken diets. Grant: L´Oréal 2008-2009.
  • Chemical profile and evaluation of biological activities of Propolis from Ancash, San Martin and Ucayali. Grant: Beca de Estímulo a la Investigación “Bárbara Ann Kotowski de Tejada” 2008-2009.
  • Novel therapeutics for mental disorders from ethnobotanical sources: Preclinical studies. Grant: Fundación Stanley 2007-2009.
  • Search for antileishmanial metabolites in Peruvian flora. Grant: Fondo Concursable-UPCH 2008-2009.
  • Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of “Muña” (Minthostachys mollis (Kunth) Griseb.) and “Orégano” (Origanum vulgare L.), for the development of food additives for broiler chicken. Grant: Fondo Concursable Estímulo a la investigación de los Estudiantes-UPCH 2008-2009.
  • Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of “Muña” (Minthostachys mollis (Kunth) Griseb.) and “Orégano” (Origanum vulgare L.), for the development of food additives for broiler chicken. Grant: Fondo Concursable Estímulo a la investigación de los Estudiantes-UPCH 2008-2009.
  • Barcoding and pharmaceutical potential of Peruvian marine sponges: Evaluation of antituberculosis and cytotoxic activities. Grant: Fondo Concursable-UPCH 2008-2009.
  • Development of Phytomedicines for the treatment of superficial mycoses and cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Grant: Fondo para la Innovación, la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FINCyT) 2008-2010.
  • DNA Barcoding in Peruvian medicinal plants of commercial importance: Identification of species from the families Rubiaceae (Cinchona) and Piperaceae (Piper and Peperomia). Grant: Fondo para la Innovación, la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FINCyT) 2008-2010.
 
 
 

Ongoing Projects:

 
  • Mixed International Laboratory: Andean-Amazonian Laboratory for Life Chemistry (LAVI). Grant: IRD-France, 2010-2013.
  • Development of value-added products from Sphagnum (“white moss”) from the communities of the Junín region. Grant: FINCyT-PITEI 2010.
  • Characterization of the genetic diversity and the sexual pheromones of Copitarsia corruda for the strengthening of the integrated management of asparagus cultures. Grant: FIDECOM-PIPEA 2010. Innóvate Perú.
  • Chitosan gels from giant squid for controlled release of active principles from essential oils and plant extracts for the treatment of wounds and ulcers. Grant: CONCYTEC 2010-2011.
  • Development and scientific validation of Natural Ingredients based on medicinal/alimentary plants from Peruvian Biodiversity for the cosmetic industry. Grant: FIDECOM-PIPEI 2010. Innóvate Perú.
  • Enzymatic Protein hydrolyzates from Sacha inchi “cake” (Plukenetia volubilis and Plukenetia huayllabambana) for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Grant: FIDECOM-PIPEI 2010. Innóvate Perú.