REA:Life, 2019-2022

REA:Life is a collaboration between researchers from the National and Cultural History, Pharmacy and Biology departments at the University of Oslo, Norway. We investigate lost medicinal recipes, and test these for bioactive compounds using the latest methods in pharmacology, immunology and metagenomics.

Medicinal plants and recipes, from historic books
Logo of REA:Life, created by Barth van Rossum

The consortium is an interdisciplinary natural and cultural sciences project that traces the prevalence of disease and the history of societies’ increasing awareness of epidemiological disease during the Age of Exploration (15th - 18th century).

You can read more at the website of REA:Life