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Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Research and teaching at the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry are closely linked to modern multidisciplinary drug discovery. The research combines disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biology and medicine.

As a major subject pharmaceutical chemistry clarifies the discovery of new drugs and the underlying chemistry in their biology and pharmacology. In addition, the teaching in pharmaceutical chemistry deals with the chemical and physico-chemical properties, decomposition reactions, incompatibilities, metabolism and analytics of drugs offered by pharmacies.

Pharmaceutical chemistry gives a strong basis for students interested in drug discovery, drug research and public administration in the pharmaceutical area.