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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Andrea Lubich successfully passed her defensio for her PhD thesis entitled ‘Activity-guided investigation of eight rare marine Actinomycetes’. Supervisor: Liselotte Krenn


Pharma and Food - Lecture Series

05.10.2017 - 81.01.2018


Humane Stammzellen helfen, den Mechanismus für Herzrhythmusstörungen zu entschlüsseln. Ein Team um den Pharmakologen Steffen Hering hat nun herausgefunden, dass diese Rhythmusstörungen nicht zwingend auftreten müssen.


Michael Blaschke successfully passed his defensio for his PhD thesis entitled 'Bioassay-guided isolation and structure elucidation of cytotoxic compounds from Pluchea odorata (L.) Cass. and evaluation of their in vitro effects'. Supervisor: Brigitte Kopp


Parallel zu Alexander Van der Bellens Eröffnungsvorlesung hält Verena Dirsch eine Vorlesung zum Thema der Semesterfrage "Gesundheit aus dem Labor – was ist möglich?"


Based on her publication output, Angela Ladurner has been selected as a recipient of the Gertrude Pleskot Award 2017 granted by the Faculty of Life Sciences. We congratulate her on receiving this award and wish her a successful continuation of her research.

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