Mission Statement

The Vienna Faculty Center of Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in pharmaceutical 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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Am 1. Mai sorgte die Zulassung des Medikaments Remdesivir in den USA für Schlagzeilen. Gerhard Ecker (Department für Pharmazeutische Chemie) erklärt im Interview die molekulare Basis der Remdesivir-Interaktion, die die Virenproduktion hemmen kann.


Challenged by an international examination commitee in front of screen and webcam, Manuel Matzinger brilliantly defended his thesis entitled "Impact of AMPK on the interactome and PTM pattern of Nrf2 and Development of an enrichment method for cross-linked peptides from a complex matrix” on May 4, 2020. Supervisor: Elke Heiss


A team led by Judith Rollinger (Department of Pharmacognosy) is screening traditional knowledge in order to identify new active substances against lung infections caused by influenza, coronavirus or pneumococci.


Eva-Maria Zangerl-Plessl (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology) is one of the four investigators of the new FWF-Forschungskolleg "PeptAIDes".


"Advanced NMR Methods for Drug Discovery"

Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 am

Place: Pharmacy Center, UZA II, Althanstraße 14, 2D 404, 1090 Vienna


Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

05.03. - 18.06.2020

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