Our initial area of research is focused on identifying:
Anti-feedants: using locally sourced chemicals to inhibit insect attacks on plant crops.
Veterinary products: Antibiotics, anti-parasitic drugs and other animal health products constitute a major proportion of global market demand.
Anti-melanoma: Melanoma is a major cause of death in Australia. Its location on the body makes it easier to access for topical chemical treatments.
We currently have projects investigating:
- The use of native plants for natural food flavourings and colour.
- The use of naturally occurring allelopathic compounds as germination inhibitors.
- Anti-fungal properties of a range of native plants.