South Africa
Overview of research project
-Our team identified compounds found in South African indigenous plants that would target SARS-CoV-2 using molecular docking
-We want to now take this further and commence In vitro studies as well as in vivo rat models
Name of researcher/developer
Dr Depika Dwarka
Primary organisation
Durban University of Technology
Opportunity type
Opportunity detail
My team and I identified our potential collaborators that will assist in conducting further research, however, lack of funding for consumables are putting constraints on this study.
Repurposing of existing grants
Stage of development
The first stage is conducted already with a published paper (, We are trying to start the second stage, however, funds are lacking
Collaboration partner
Prof John Jason Mellem (Durban University of Technology)
Prof Himansu Baijnath (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Research Category
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Complementary Medicine