Welcome to Pharmacognosy



A central theme for our studies is the discovery and characterization of cancer chemopreventive and antiparasitic agents from various natural sources.


The main interests of the ongoing research are:

  • To identify plant extracts and natural products capable of inhibiting one or several of the major stages of carcinogenesis (initiation, promotion and progression)
  • To identify plant extracts and natural products with antiparasitic activity
  • To characterize the mechanism of action of compounds that inhibit carcinogenesis by studying cellular pathways and cancer hallmarks, such as proliferation, angiogenesis, migration, and invasion.
  • To rationally optimize the molecules regarding their activity and selectivity

Our ultimate goal is to understand how compounds act in vitro and in vivo.


Latest News

Press release Resveratrol: https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2018/un-composant-du-raisin-protege-contre-le-cancer/

Interview with Pr. Muriel Cuendet on Léman Bleu: https://epgl.unige.ch/epgl/videos/actualite/Raisin_cancer_Prof_Muriel_C.mp4






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