Department of Pharmaceutical Biology

Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth

Pharmaceutial Biology is a discipline of pharmacy and focuses on medicinal herbs and drugs of natural origin. Biogenic drugs encompass small molecule compounds derived from medicinal plants and microorganisms as well as peptides and proteins (therapeutic enzymes or antibodies). Fields of research in Pharmaceutical Biology are pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, phytotherapy, natural product analytics, pharmaceutical biotechnology and genetic engineering. Teaching of our department contributes to the undergraduate and graduate education of pharmacists. Our research focuses on the molecular modes of action of phytochemicals and microbiological compounds with activity towards cancer and infectious diseases by means of pharmacogenomics and systems biology. Please, peruse our website for additional information.