• Develop hits in the anti-infective and anti-cancer areas.

  • Improve the cultivation of target bacteria, fungi and microalgal species to optimize production of bioactive compounds using innovative technologies and techniques.

  • Apply functional bioassays by using metabolic engineering for the discovery of molecular pathways.

  • Apply sophisticated analytical methods and develop new protocols for the extraction, isolation, purification and enrichment of biomolecules.

  • Apply medicinal chemistry approaches to optimize the efficacy of target molecules.

  • Scale-up production processes through flexible fermentation and bioreactor technologies.

  • Pre-clinical testing (in the laboratory and/or in animals) of candidate molecules to assess chemical, biological and toxicological properties.

  • Develop business strategies for newly isolated therapeutic   products.