Breadth of our research
The Department of Molecular Medicine & Bioinformatics is actively engaged in research on metabolonomics and building up a data base of medicinal plants of the country. Through conducting ethnomedicinal surveys among the folk and tribal medicinal practitioners of Bangladesh, the Department has already built up a data base of medicinal plants, which currently records the traditional uses of more than 800 medicinal plants. The Department is actively encouraging the rural women of Bangladesh to cultivate medicinal plants in their homesteads, not only to augment income but also to have a ready source of plants available for treatment of common ailments.
Towards that the Department is also conducting discussion sessions among village women on the scientific validations of home remedies used in various village homesteads.