"Studies on biodiversity of Vietnam and Laos" 1998-2005: Examining the impact

Doel Soejarto Djaja*, Hongjie ZHANG, Harry H.S. Fong, Ghee T. Tan, Ying Ma Cui, Charlotte Gyllenhaal, Mary C. Riley, Marian R. Kadushin, Scott G. Franzblau, Quang Bich Truong, Manh Cuong Nguyen, Hiêp Tien Nguyen, Ke Loc Phan, Thi Xuan Le, Van Hai Nong, Van Hung Nguyen, Quyet Chien Nguyen, Tran Binh Le, Minh Vu Bui, Minh Ly HoBounhong Southavong, Kongmany Sydara, S. Bouamanivong, John M. Pezzuto, William C. Rose, Gregg R. Dietzman, Byron E. Miller, Van Thuy Tran

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The impact of the University of Illinois at Chicago-based Vietnam-Laos International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) Program "Studies on Biodiversity of Vietnam and Laos", which has been in operation for the period of 1998-2005, touches on five major areas of endeavor: (a) biodiversity inventory and conservation; (b) studies on medicinal plants; (c) drug discovery and development; (d) economic development; and (e) issues on intellectual property rights and benefit sharing in natural products drug discovery and development. Highlights are presented and the significance is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-481
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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