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.
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.