INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOCHEMISTRY (IMBC)
Establishment decision No. 470/QĐ-TTg on April 12, 2010, signed by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan
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Carry out the scientific and technology projects on the basis of issued Functions and Tasks.
International cooperation in the field of marine natural product chemistry and related fields. Main partners: France, Belgium, USA, Korea, Japan, Belarus and Russia;
Training post graduate students.
On average, the annual number of SCI/SCI-E papers: over 40 publications
Institute of Marine Biochemistry has been conducting investigations on bioactive compounds from main marine organism groups sponges, corals, echinoderms, mollusks, marine microorganisms and has obtained many highlight results. From these researches, many compounds with novel structures, potential biological activities have been isolated, creating the scientific basis for further applied research. In the period 2015-2020, about 427 compounds from sponges, corals, echinoderms, mollusks, marine microorganisms were isolated and evaluated for their cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbiological effects. Especially, there are 77 new compounds. The number of new compounds along with the diversity of chemical structures, the value of biological activity as well as international publications provide fruitful achievements in the marine natural product field in Vietnam. These research results will contribute to enhancing and affirming Vietnam's research orientation of marine natural products on regional and international maps. In addition, the Institute's research orientation of terrestrial plants and pharmaceutical chemistry synthesis has also obtained many important achievements. Researches have assessed the chemical constituents and biological activity of many valuable medicinal plants, creating a scientific basis for product development, orienting to exploit and conserve valuable medicinal plant resources of Vietnam. Many compounds with potential bioactivity, complex structures have been successfully synthesized such as belgamide derivatives.
These cooperations contribute to improve equipment potential and expertise of the Institute's research staff.