Thesis subject

Anti-diabetic effects of plant extracts

The demand for new plant derived drugs against diseases like diabetes is increasing.

The effect of plant extracts from Bromelia spp. and Laurus spp. on the global gene expression of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is investigated. Transcriptome analysis and enrichments studies will be required in nematode mutants to reveal the anti diabetic potential of different plant tea extracts.

Techniques that will be used:

•Global gene expression

•Computational analysis

•Mutational analysis