Dr Phurpa Wangchuk

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Dr Phurpa Wangchuk

Name: Dr Phurpa Wangchuk
Position: NHMRC Research Fellow
Organisation: James Cook University
Department/Division: BMDT, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, AITHM
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.jcu.edu.au
Primary Areas: Medicine & Medical Research (Natural/Alternative Medicine)
Science & Technology (Physics & Chemistry)
Expertise: Phytochemistry; Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry; Biodiscovery and New Drug Development; Himalayan medicinal plants; Bhutanese Medicinal Plants; Tibetan and Bhutanese So-wa-rig-pa Medicine; Bioassays; Anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anthelmintic compounds; alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, saponins, essential oils; extraction and isolation of semiochemicals; structure elucidation of molecules; Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Mass spectrometry; Gas chromatography mass spectrometry; HPLC; column and preparative thin layer chromatography; phytopharmaceutical product development; documenting local healing practices; medicinal hotsprings; worm culture; anti-inflammatory compounds from nematodes; TNBS mice experiment; xCELLigence motility assay;
Notes: Received NHMRC and Endeavour research grant; Examiners' special commendations for outstanding PhD thesis; Best Communication Awards from Phytochemical Society of Europe and Royal Australian Chemical Institute; Bhutan Royal Civil Service Award; Editorial Board and member of JBAPN, Phytochemical Society of Europe, IASTAM, Australian Society of Parasitology; Phytopharmaceutical Product Development.