Quave to give Frontiers in Science invited lecture at FAU in February 2014

Dr. Quave will present an invited lecture on the role of ethnobotanical research to anti-infective drug discovery at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL on February 21st, 2014. This lecture is open to the public as part of the Frontiers in Science Public Lecture series. More details will be…

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Quave to give lecture in the Emory University Biology Department Seminar series

Dr. Quave will present a lecture titled “Anti-infective drugs from nature” for the Emory University Department of Biology seminar series on Tuesday, October 8th at 9am in RRC Room 1052. Dr. Quave is an Adjunct Professor with the Biology Department. A complete list of Dr. Quave’s upcoming public lectures is…

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Quave to present invited lecture at Leiden University in Fall

On October 31, 2013, Dr. Quave will visit Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands) as a guest of the Leiden BioScience Initiative to give an invited lecture in the van Leeuwenhoek Lecture series on BioScience. Quave will present on research progress being made in her lab and with collaborators in drug…

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New Article out on Bioprospecting and Ethics

A new review paper by Drs. Rose, Quave and Islam is out in the journal Ethnobiology and Conservation. The article, entitled “The Four-Sided Triangle of Ethics in Bioprospecting: Pharmaceutical Business, International Politics, Socio-Environmental Responsibility and the Importance of Local Stakeholders” addresses key issues in the bioprospecting process.The full article is…

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PhytoTEK awarded Georgia Research Alliance Venture Lab grant

July 20th, 2012. PhytoTEK LLC, the start-up biotech company co-founded by Dr. Cassandra Quave and Mr. Sahil Patel, was awarded a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Venture Lab Phase IA award in the amount of $25,000 for the proposal “Anti-infectives for Companion Animals”. The aims of this project are to pursue…

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Quave & collaborators awarded research grant from the National Institutes of Health

A grant proposal entitled “Mechanistic Studies on Staphylococcal Quorum Quenching Natural Products” has been selected for funding under the R01 mechanism from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health. The five year research project, totaling $1.829 million dollars, will be led by…

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Researchers Study Renaissance Herbals to Preserve the Botanical Tradition of the Ancient Mediterranean

ArtPlantae Today posted (1/27/2012) a wonderful piece reporting an interview with cultural anthropologist, Emanuela Appetiti, and historian of science, Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. The full article can be accessed here.

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Exciting new study published by Quave and colleagues

An exciting new study by Dr. Quave and colleagues reporting the activity of ellagic acid derivatives against S. aureus biofilms was published today in PLoS One. These compounds were isolated from a medicinal blackberry plant used in southern Italy to treat skin infections. The full article is accessible at this…

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