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Natural products play a significant role in alleviating the interlinked issues of food security, health and nutrition - particularly in developing countries.

Many plants, fungi, and micro-organisms have potential for added value products in medicine, health, and agriculture. When identifying potential new products, and/or improving existing products, identification of the active molecule(s), understanding the mode of action, and ensuring efficacy and safety, are crucial.

Another crucial factor is a regional co-operation conduit that focuses on natural product chemistry, biochemistry, and bioinformatics.

Through the development of a Virtual Research Environment and other support, POL-SABINA provides the Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) a number of mechanisms to enhance networking and co-operation.

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SABINA III: Reestablishment grants 2015, application forms.

SABINA Annual Meeting: 27th -29th May 2015



SABINA
The Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) proactively implements post-graduate chemistry/biochemistry programmes, including bioinformatics as an essential tool for data management and the structure-function elucidation of natural products. Through these programmes SABINA develops and strengthens networks that integrate chemical and biological sciences in key Southern African Development Community (SADC) universities.

POL-SABINA
The Policy and Support Actions for Southern African Natural Product Partnership (POL-SABINA) links the SABINA network to policy makers, farmers, entrepreneurs. POL-SABINA provides training on various business topics, the management of intellectual property rights and indigenous knowledge systems, and facilitates policy development. POL-SABINA is also developing an advanced knowledge management system or virtual research environment (VRE).