Rediscovery of medicinal plant usage in the “Age of Exploration”: From cultural historical heritage to innovative pharmaceuticals
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.
REA:Life kick-off meeting
Jan. 9, 2020
The realization of the REA:Life kick-off meeting is a major milestone in the project. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and it marks the start of our research journey together.
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!
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.