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Marine Drugs, Code 210

Aim of the Course

Upon completion of the course the student should have the knowledge and experience that enables her/him to understand, describe and deal with: the composition and bioactivity of sea water, the marine ecosystem and classification of major phyla of marine organisms; the importance of marine drugs as leads for novel pharmaceuticals; the chemistry, bioactivity and/ or toxicity of metabolites derived from marine organisms (specially algae, invertebrates and microorganisms); as well as, the techniques adopted for drug-development from marine resources.

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Classification
  • Bioactive metabolites from algae
  • Bioactive metabolites from microorganisms
  • Classification of marine animals


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