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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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


16. Nov 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr: Feverfew and parthenolide – phytochemical, pharmacological and clinical evidence.

Organized by HMPPA and GA.


Andrea Lubich successfully passed her defensio for her PhD thesis entitled ‘Activity-guided investigation of eight rare marine Actinomycetes’. Supervisor: Liselotte Krenn


Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

05.10.2017 - 18.01.2018

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