REA:Life

Rediscovery of medicinal plant usage in the “Age of Exploration”: From cultural historical heritage to innovative pharmaceuticals

medicinal herbs

REA:Life is an interdisciplinary natural and cultural sciences project that traces the prevalence of disease and the history of societies’ increasing awareness of epidemiological disease during the Age of Exploration (15th - 18th century).

Our aim is to retrieve lost medicinal knowledge and to identify novel bioactive compounds using the latest methods in pharmacology, immunology and metagenomics.

Hugo de Boer

Hugo de Boer
Natural History Museum
 
 

Line Esborg

Line Esborg
Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
 

Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen

Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen
Department of Pharmacy
 

Marit Inngjerdingen

Marit Inngjerdingen
Institute of Clinical Medicine
 

Anneleen Kool

Anneleen Kool
Natural History Museum
 
 

Latest news

  • recruitment We are hiring! June 25, 2019

    REA:Life is now hiring PhD students! Do you have what it takes to do research in an interdisciplinary project about medicinal knowledge in Scandinavia? Really? Well, go and have a look at our vacancies then!

  • celebration REA:Life just got real Apr. 26, 2019

    We are happy to announce that our REA:Life convergence environment received funding from UiO:Life Science! We will be studying the processes that have shaped the social and cultural development of medicine and we will identify bioactive compounds in historical medicinal plants using cutting edge methods in pharmacology, immunology and metagenomics.