About the Journal

Drug Discovery and Research Group, University of Uyo, Nigeria was formed in 2016 with just seven members. The Vision of the group is to be an excellent research group that is geared towards reducing the burden of tropical diseases through cutting edge research. While the group Mission is to undertake interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research aimed at the discovery of drugs for the treatment of malaria, diabetes, cancer and other tropical diseases in Nigeria.

The purposes of DDRG shall be to encourage and assist research, training, publication and dissemination of knowledge in drug discovery and research.

The group has just completed self-sponsored research on the evaluation of the antioxidant activity and phytochemical constituents of fifty plants used in ethnomedicine in Nigeria for the treatment of malaria. With the IFS collaborative research grant awarded to the group head, the group has been completed work is on the evaluation of in vitro antiplasmodial activity and cytotoxicity of some of the plants. Activity directed isolation and identification of the antiplasmodial constituents of Telfairia occidentalis and Peristrophe bicalyculata have just been completed. Currently, members of the group have just received been awarded a research grant under the 2020 TEFUND and NRF on “antimalarial activity of nanoparticles of curcumin, ellagic acid, lycopene, and quercetin.” 

DDRG is organized and operates as a research and educational organization recognized as a Part C of Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2004 (CAMA).