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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In recognition of his scientific achievements over the past eight years, Dongdong Wang has been selected as a recipient of the Young Investigator Award 2017 granted by the Faculty of Life Sciences. We congratulate him on receiving this award and wish him a successful continuation of his research.


Mag. rer. nat. Simone Latkolik successfully passed her defensio for her PhD thesis entitled 'Functional and mechanistic characterization of novel selective modulators of retinoid X receptors.' Viva Voce 30.06.2017, Supervisor: Verena M. Dirsch


Aus dem Kräutergarten in den Arzneischrank: Pharmakognostin Judith M. Rollinger untersucht Pflanzenextrakte auf bioaktive Verbindungen, die bei der Entwicklung von neuen Medikamenten helfen können. Interview mit Paulina Parvanov (uni:view)

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