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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22.10.2020
 

Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

01.10.2020 - 21.01.2021

The upcoming lecture by Logan Hodgskiss (University of Vienna) on Oct 22 2020 will be presented online. Title: The Green Labs Austria Initiative.

Link to the online meeting: zoom.us/j/6104980010

14.10.2020
 

14.10.2020, 22:20: ORF III "treffpunkt medizin - Der Wald als Heiler": Contribution of the Department of Pharmacognosy, still available at ORF-TVthek (starting at 31:00min). With interviews of Brigitte Kopp.

12.10.2020
 

12. -16.10.2020: Sabine Glasl-Taszeiter: Vom Leben der Natur: Tollkirsche, Seidelbast & Co – attraktiv, aber gefährlich.

06.10.2020
 

06.10.2020: Brigitte Kopp in "Guten Morgen Österreich": Grippale Infekte/Atemwegserkrankungen und Antibiotikaresistenz - und Einsatz der Phytopharmaka.

28.09.2020
 

Challenged by an online setup in front of screen and webcam, Eva Mittermair successfully defended her thesis entitled "Xanthones from Metaxya rostrata as promising new lead compounds for cancer therapy" on September 28, 2020 (in cooperation with the Institute of Cancer Research, MedUni Wien). We are looking forward to celebrating her success in real life as soon as the Corona-regulations will allow it! Congratulations Evi!

22.09.2020
 

Training the next generation of researchers and supporting young talents to become independent and internationally competitive is a central mission of the University of Vienna. The Vienna Doctoral School PhaNuSci serves as an umbrella for a structured doctoral education in pharma and food research. It is embedded in and adheres to the prinicipal rules and guidelines of the Doctoral Education Program of the University of Vienna.

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