Mission Statement

The Department of Pharmacognosy carries out research in pharmaceutical sciences focused on natural products from medicinal plants and microorganisms. Major tasks are the discovery of new biologically active compounds from natural sources and the characterization of their molecular mode of action contributing to a better understanding of the interaction of natural products and complex cellular systems. Our aim is pharmaceutical lead and target identification, the quality improvement of herbal medicinal products as well as the sustainable production of natural products by biotechnological approaches.

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13.07.2017
 

Michael Blaschke successfully passed his defensio for his PhD thesis entitled 'Bioassay-guided isolation and structure elucidation of cytotoxic compounds from Pluchea odorata (L.) Cass. and evaluation of their in vitro effects'. Supervisor: Brigitte Kopp

11.07.2017
 

Parallel zu Alexander Van der Bellens Eröffnungsvorlesung hält Verena Dirsch eine Vorlesung zum Thema der Semesterfrage "Gesundheit aus dem Labor – was ist möglich?"

06.07.2017
 

In recognition of his scientific achievements over the past eight years, Dongdong Wang has been selected as a recipient of the Young Investigator Award 2017 granted by the Faculty of Life Sciences. We congratulate him on receiving this award and wish him a successful continuation of his research.

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