Research Proposal


Natural products have been respected and valued in the field of drug discovery and development for many years, and have been the original source of medicines. Included are marine natural products which have been useful in expanding our idea of what compounds can serve as drugs. Drug discovery from marine natural products surged in the 1970s with the advent of scuba (Lit1, 2, 3 and 4). Although traditional drug discovery from marine natural products is somewhat outdated, huge advances in NMR technology have made this a huge field of research. In terms of the future, natural products have massive potential to be combined with newly developed methods using the human genome; proteomics, genomics and metabolomics.