Mission Statement

The Vienna Faculty Center of Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in pharmacy research and education. We promote the discovery, development, and appropriate use of medications for the welfare and the safety of the public.

The range of topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences aims at the identification and the characterization of both new biologically active natural products and synthetic drugs and at understanding of their interactions with human targets on a molecular level using in silico, in vitro, and in vivo models.

Based on this knowledge, new lead compounds and disease relevant targets are investigated and delivery systems for pharmaceutical active ingredients are developed.

Different aspects of this range of topics have been defined as research focus like Drug Discovery from Nature, Computational Life Sciences and Nutrition-associated Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing and are represented e.g. in the doctoral program Molecular Drug Targets.

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Das Pharmaziezentrum trauert um Johann Jurenitsch, Universitätsprofessor für Pharmakognosie und Vizerektor der Universität Wien von 2000 bis 2011, der am 16. April 2017 im 70. Lebensjahr verstorben ist.


Naturstoffe haben in der Pharmaforschung eine enorme Bedeutung: Verena Dirsch erforscht Wirkungsweisen von Naturprodukten und erklärt im Gespräch, warum sie selbst nur wenige Medikamente nimmt und warum nicht alle Krankheiten in Zukunft ihren Schrecken verlieren werden.

Interview von Daniel Meßner (uni:view)


The Pharmacognosy team welcomes Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Mikros from the University of Athens as visiting professor. SS2017 he offers the students' course 'Advanced NMR Spectroscopy and NMR-based Metabolomics'.

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