Sections of the Institute

Image: Thomas Winckler

Institute management

Director: Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoffmeister
Postal address:
Please note that there is no central postal address for the Institute of Pharmacy. Please use the individual addresses found on the pages of the different sections.

Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Oliver Werz investigates mechanisms of action and targets of anti-inflammatory and anti-neoplastic compounds at the molecular and cellular level. In addition, Prof. Werz is searching for new therapeutic drugs for the treatment of inflammations, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and tumors. An important aspect of the research is gender-specific differences in pharmacotherapy (“gender medicine”).

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Scriba develops highly specialized, modern analytical separation techniques, particularly for purity testing of pharmaceutical drugs. The research includes the development of new methods for the separation of stereoisomers, mechanistic examination of the interaction between analyte and selector and the development of capillary electrophoresis-based enzyme assays.

Websites Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry de (German)

Opening hours:

Monday 8-11 a.m.
Thursday 8-11 a.m.
Wednesday closed
Thursday 8-11 a.m.
Friday 8-10 a.m.

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Research in Prof. Dirk Hoffmeister's group focuses on basidiomycete natural products. The research aims at elucidation of biosyntheses and biotechnological production of bioactive compounds, along with the function of the compounds for their producers.

Websites Pharmaceutical Microbiology de (German)

Pharmaceutical Biology

Prof. Dr. Thomas Winckler is interested to uncover the molecular mechanisms that certain mobile genetic elements use to identify specific integration sites in the genome of the "social amoeba" Dictyostelium discoideum. The pharmaceutical perspective of this research is to improve current retroviral gene therapy vectors with a component that may help reduce the genotoxicity of such vectors. In another research field Prof. Winckler is interested to determine how individual cells of social amoeba communicate with each other during the aggregation of single cells into multicellular organisms that later form fruiting bodies. Finally, Prof. Winckler is using cell-based and other assays to uncover new lead structures as NMDA receptor antagonists that may be useful as drugs for the therapy of Alzheimer´s disease.

Websites Pharmaceutical Biology

Opening hours:

Course achievements are managed during the following opening hours for students:
Monday to Friday
10-11 a.m. und 2.30-3.30 p.m.

Pharmaceutical Technology

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Fischer and Prof. Dr. Paola Luciani both left the Institute of Pharmacy. The reoccupation of the professorships is on the way.

Websites Pharmaceutical Technology de (German)

Opening hours:

Lessingstraße 8:
Monday to Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Phone: +49 3641 9-49900

Otto-Schott-Straße 41:
Monday to Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Phone: +49 3641 9-49940

Clinical Pharmacy

Lectures in Clinical Pharmacy are organized by PD Dr. Andreas Seeling.