St Thomas UniversitySchool of Science, Technology & Engineering Management      Medicinal Plants            And   Cancer R...
Science BuildingCarnival Cruise Lines Science & Technology Building                                     Wim F.A. Steelant,...
Medicinal PlantsWhy medicinal plants & cancer research ???                                    Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D....
Medicinal Plants             Laboratory of Biochemical and Biomedical Research                     Created in 2004, New Me...
Importance of Medicinal Plants           Medicine man recommended two medicinal plants:  Ligusticum porteri (Osha) and Ane...
Importance of Medicinal PlantsWillow tree           Salicin                      Acetyl-salicylic acid                    ...
Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
Importance of Medicinal PlantsPacific Yew tree                      Paclitaxel/Taxol             Used in Cancer Chemothera...
Importance of Medicinal Plants                 Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
Importance of Medicinal Plants     Flower            Leaf     Root                   Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 1...
USDA-FS and STUArdesia crenata       Pyrus calleryana                       Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
Interdisciplinary!                     Dried and ground plants                   Freeze-Dry                      Leafs/roo...
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Medicinal Plants and Cancer Research at St. Thomas University

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Presented by Dr. Wim Steelant, Dean of the St. Thomas University School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management.
Part of the University Library's celebration of Earth Week 2012.

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Medicinal Plants and Cancer Research at St. Thomas University

  1. 1. St Thomas UniversitySchool of Science, Technology & Engineering Management Medicinal Plants And Cancer Research at STU Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  2. 2. Science BuildingCarnival Cruise Lines Science & Technology Building Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  3. 3. Medicinal PlantsWhy medicinal plants & cancer research ??? Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  4. 4. Medicinal Plants Laboratory of Biochemical and Biomedical Research Created in 2004, New Mexico, USABiomembrane Structure, Interaction New Medicinal Agents against Diseases and Signal Transduction - Native American Medicine man Ligusticum porteri - Ketowa Indian (Cherokee Nation) & Anemopsis californica - Folk medicine with local plants Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  5. 5. Importance of Medicinal Plants Medicine man recommended two medicinal plants: Ligusticum porteri (Osha) and Anemopsis californica (Yerba Mansa)• Common names: • Common names: Lizard Tail, SwampLoveroot, Porter’s Lovage, Osha, Root, Yerba MansaChuchupate, and Wild Parsley• Location: • Common Location:In the West, Canada to Mexico Wet, swampy areasEspecially the Rocky Mountain region Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  6. 6. Importance of Medicinal PlantsWillow tree Salicin Acetyl-salicylic acid “Miracle drug” - pain/fever reducer - blood thinner against strokes - acts against cancer - acts against Alzheimer Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  7. 7. Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  8. 8. Importance of Medicinal PlantsPacific Yew tree Paclitaxel/Taxol Used in Cancer Chemotherapy - Discovered in 1967, due to a plant screening by the NCI - In 2000, 1.6 billion US$ Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  9. 9. Importance of Medicinal Plants Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  10. 10. Importance of Medicinal Plants Flower Leaf Root Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  11. 11. USDA-FS and STUArdesia crenata Pyrus calleryana Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012
  12. 12. Interdisciplinary! Dried and ground plants Freeze-Dry Leafs/roots/flowers Biological activity testingHarvest/Voucher specimen Extraction FractionationStructure identification Activity Antibacterial Anticancer Antifungal Wim F.A. Steelant, CE, Ph.D., April 12th , 2012

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