Department of Pharmaceutical Botany

Education Overview

The department provides the subjects which characterizes the sources of plant drugs (Pharmaceutical Botany, Recognizing of Medicinal Plants, Medicinal Plants Production), then subjects which are related to the medicinal plants use and biological activity (Phytotherapy, Toxicology, Principles of the Traditional Chinese Medicine). The methods of analytical work are lectured in the subject Phytochemical methods. They are also taught the environment protection questions which are connected with the pharmaceutical profession (Monitoring of Environment). More ...

Research Overview

The department is primarily targeted the research of plant substances (secondary metabolites) and their biological activity. This represents the application of wide range of phytochemical and biological processes, including chromatography, spectral analyses and biological screening tests into the experiments. It starts from plant row material, which production and quality are also the theme of research work of scientific team of the department (university teachers, postgraduates, undergraduates); further observes the processes of biogenesis of metabolites in plant tissues (tissue cultures); searches for relations of the exogenous factors on the growth and ontogenesis of plant (plant ecology, medicinal plant production). The influence of the environment on human health is involved in searching for new ways of monitoring of ecotoxicological risks with the use of invertebrales. More ...

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