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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On behalf of the Herbal Medicinal Products Platform Austria (HMPPA) and the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), the attached Committees invite you to attend the scientific event on Nov 15th 2018 at the University of Vienna.


Auch heuer beteiligt sich das Department für Pharmakognosie wieder an der Kinderuni. Mit ihrer Vorlesung "Medizin aus der Natur" am 16. Juli begleitet Univ.-Prof. Verena Dirsch 7- bis 12-Jährige auf einem Streifzug durch spannende Geschichten über Wirkstoffe.


Dieses Monat ist der Giriama-Pfeilgifttopf aus der Pharmaziehistorischen Sammlung des Departments für Pharmakognosie das Objekt des Monats der Universitätssammlungen.

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