Research Group on Bioactive Substances GISB
Academic Unit: Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences, Academic Corporation for the study of Tropical Pathologies
Colombian Ministry of Science
We implement strategies for scientific education and the creation of knowledge on the valorization and sustainable use of our biodiversity. To achieve this, we use chemical and functional exploration, and we develop bioingredients that promote innovation in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic sectors.
Research Areas and Topics
- Chemical and metabolic analysis of natural products and biological matrices.
- Development of high-value substances for the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries, and for the agroindustrial sector.
- Functionality and biodisponibility of bioactive and nutrient substances.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Main Research Results
Generation of new knowledge evinced in the publication of scientific articles in high-impact journals nationally and internationally. During our research trajectory, we have published more than 100 articles that, in general, account for a search of preventive or therapeutic alternatives for various diseases (Alzheimer’s disease and Cardiovascular disease). Additionally, we have also developed new materials intended for cosmetic, phytotherapeutic or food-related use. Thus, we seek a high-value and sustainable use of our biodiversity.