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



MINISYMPOSIA at the Faculty of Life Sciences:

• Thursday, 12th of December 2019: Pharmaceutical Neurochemistry see announcement (pdf)

• Friday, 13th of December 2019: Medicinal Chemistry of Chemotherapeutics see announcement (pdf)

• Wednesday, 18th of December 2019: Pharmaceutical Bioanalysis see announcement (pdf)




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Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

07.03. - 27.06.2019


Transporterproteine stehen im Mittelpunkt des hochkarätig besetzten internationalen EU-Projekts "RESOLUTE", an dem mit einer Projektgruppe um Gerhard F. Ecker (Department für Pharmazeutische Chemie) auch die Universität Wien beteiligt ist.


Serena Monticelli successfully passed her defensio for her PhD thesis entitled ‘α-Substituted (Chiral) Organometallic Species in Medicinal Chemistry: Design and Development of Fluoro- and Halomethylation Strategies with Emphasis to Sustainability Aspects’. Supervisor: Thierry Langer

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