The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to be recognised 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 characterisation 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.

 News & Events

25.09.2023 08:30

The MolTag consortium consists of pharmacologists, molecular biologists, synthetic chemists, biophysicists and computationally oriented groups. After 12.5 years of providing interdisciplinary research and training, the doctoral program "Ion Channels and Transporters as Molecular Drug Targets" is celebrating its last major event: We are looking forward to a series of lectures by 4 invited international guest scientists; 12 internationally active MolTag alumni will present their research in

talks. Students are very welcome to register for the poster session! We hope for many attendees! See more for program details and registration

14.07.2023 17:10

On July 13th, Vincent Alexander Scholz, Johannes Kirchmair, Kerrin Janssen & Malena Brenek gave a lecture for children between ten and twelve years old with exciting insights into the worlds of medicine, biology, chemistry and computational sciences (Spannende Einblicke in die Welt der Medizin, Biologie, Chemie und Computer).

13.07.2023 17:10

"Medizin aus der Natur": On July 12th, Verena Dirsch gave a lecture for children between seven and twelve years old. Exciting questions about how nature can help us to find new drugs have been discussed (Kann uns die Natur helfen, neue Medikamente zu finden?).

22.06.2023 11:30

An exciting lecture as part of the Department Meeting, by Prof. Nadja Cech, Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US


The Faculty invites you to the inaugural lectures of Lea Ann Dailey, Christoph Rademacher and Manuela Schmidt.

June 26, 2023, 17:00 - 20:00, Main Ceremonial Hall

Registration until June 16, 2023:


Manuela Schmidt and Hanna K. Fischer (Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology) received the Prof. Dr. Lembeck Preis 2023 for their publication "Tmem160 contributes to the establishment of discrete nerve injury-induced pain behaviors in male mice" (Cell Reports), granted by the Austrian Pain Society (ÖSG).