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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This year’s laureates, James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, showed how different strategies for inhibiting the brakes on the immune system can be used in the treatment of cancer.

Guest Article by Manuela Baccarini (Department of Microbiology, Immunobiology and Genetics).


Pharma Lectures

04.10.2018 - 24.01.2019


Two members of the Faculty Center of Pharmaceutical Sciences hold sessions at this year's KinderUni: "Why do we need Drugs? / Wozu brauchen wir Medikamente?" by Barbara Zdrazil (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and "Drugs from Nature / Medizin aus der Natur" by Verena Dirsch (Pharmakognosy). Seven to twelve year old children are invited to learn what pharmacists need to know about drugs and hear the fascinating story of the drug history.


The Conference "Phytotherapy 2018" will open the doors for scientists, actors in health care and producers of herbal remedies from May 31 to June 2 at the University of Vienna. Organized by the Austrian Society of Phytotherapy (ÖGPHYT) together with six further scientific societies, it is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge in all aspects related to the therapy with herbal medicinal products.


University Professor of Pharmaceutcal Technology and Biopharmacy

University Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology


Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

01.03.2018 - 21.06.2018

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