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


Am 28. Juni unternimmt das gesamte Department einen gemeinsamen Ausflug ins wunderschöne Waldviertel. Trotz Schlechtwetter herrscht beste Laune während der Wanderung und bei der anschließenden Verköstigung.


20. Juni bis 30. Oktober 2018, täglich von 10 bis 18 Uhr im Botanischen Garten der Universität Wien (1030 Wien, Mechelgasse 2).

Eröffnung mit Führung von Wolfgang Kubelka, Department für Pharmakognosie am Mittwoch, 20. Juni um 16:30 Uhr.


The Conference "Phytotherapy 2018" will open the doors for scientists, actors in health care and producers of herbal remedies from May 31 to June 2 at the University of Vienna. Organized by the Austrian Society of Phytotherapy (ÖGPHYT) together with six further scientific societies, it is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge in all aspects related to the therapy with herbal medicinal products.


The Pharmacognosy team welcomes PD. Dr. Andreas Koeberle from the University of Jena as visiting professor for the summer term 2018. He will give a talk at March 1st at lecture hall 5 within the lecture series Pharma & Food.


Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

01.03.2018 - 21.06.2018

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