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.
June 3, 2020
Despite the current situation surrounding Covid-19, REA:Life researchers are still able to meet up for socially-distanced plant gathering expeditions (and additionally enjoy the incredible local weather).
Apr. 16, 2020
Our REA:Life network had it first supervision café today. Unfortunately, we couldn't meet in real life but thanks to technology we had a very successful online meeting.
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.
This website is part of the REA:Life convergence environment, an interdisciplinary research network that addresses major challenges in health and environment. It is funded by UiO's interdisciplinary initiative UiO:Life Science www.uio.no/life-science.