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Official Launch of the Trinity Centre for Natural Products Research

NatPro Centre unlocks the power of natural products to benefit human health and society


NatPro, the new Trinity Centre for Natural Products Research, based at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was officially launched on Wednesday 27th May with a mission to advance research and innovation of naturally derived products to deliver human health benefits and innovative life science solutions across sectors.

The multi and interdisciplinary academic, regulations and commercial expertise of NatPro’s staff and Principal Investigator network, applies a transformative, science-led lens to unlock the power of natural products from existing, and potentially new, terrestrial and marine biodiversity sources.

NatPro partners with industries and other stakeholders in this arena to deliver break-through solutions. The centre identifies key bioactives from natural sources (macro and microalgae, cereals, bioactive herbs and plants and residual commercial biomass, such as brewer’s spent grain) and transforms them towards new therapeutics, functional foods, supplements and cosmetic applications.

NatPro Founder and Academic Director, Assoc. Professor Helen Sheridan (centre), co-Director, Professor Anne Marie Healy (left), and Executive Director, Dr Gaia Scalabrino (right).

To learn more about the work being done in the Centre, visit