doc. Ing. Jan Tauchen, Ph.D.

Research Intention

Phytochemistry and Analytical Chemistry

  • Determination of biological activity of plant-derived material (dietary and medicinal plants)
    • Antioxidant
    • Antiproliferative/anticancer
    • Antiinflammatory
    • Anthelmintic
  • Detailed characterization of biologically active plant-derived compounds, their isolation and structure elucidation
    • High performance liquid chromatography hyphenated to UV detector or mass spectrometer (HPLC-UV/Vis; LC-MS)
    • Gas chromatography with mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
    • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
    • Olfactometry

Ethnobotany and Etnopharmacology

  • Documentation of traditional use of plants by different human cultures; in particular plants that are used for medicinal purposes
  • Endeavor to explain/verify the traditional use of plants with help of modern scientific methods (as mentioned above)