Department of Pharmacognosy
Pharmaceutical Botany IV-V semesters
(Lectures - 60, seminars - 90, practicum - 48);
Pharmacognosy VI - VIII semesters
(Introduction - 10, lectures - 90, seminars - 195, practicum – 48);
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (for Industrial Pharmacy students) VII semester
(Lectures - 30, practicum – 60).
Courses offered at:
Undergraduate level (regular and extramural students);
Postgraduate courses in: Medicinal plants and herbals.
Anatomy, morphology and classification of plants - 2;
Macroscopic and microscopic identification of drugs - 2;
Biotechnology – 3;
Main fields of Research:
Phytochemistry (isolation and study of the structure of natural compounds, mainly phenolics and saponines);
Standardization (quantitative and qualitative analysis of drugs and pharmaceutical products extracted from medicinal plants);
Study of the dynamics of accumulation of bioactive substances in medicinal plants;
In vitro cultures (regulation of biosynthesis of natural products in plant cell and tissue cultures);
Taxonomy, horology and mapping of higher plants;
Basic Methods of Research:
Extraction of plant material (total and gradual);
Chromatography - TLC (analytical and preparative), paper, column, HPLC;
Spectroscopy (UV, IR, 1H and 13C-NMR, MS);
Chemical Reactions (hydrolysis, methylation, acetylation, etc.);
Qualitative and quantitative, spectrophotometric, densitometric analysis; liquid chromatography;
Tissue cultivation of medicinal plants;
Chromosomal analysis of medicinal plants.
LC-MS (Thermo Scientific q Exactive Plus - Dionex 3000RSLC) UV-VIS Spectrophotometer Libra S70 (BIOCHROM); Densitometer Scanner 2 (CAMAG); HPLC (VARIAN, WATERS, YL); Incubator JOAN; Laminar box; Autoclave; Electronic analytical scales for measuring humidity (SARTORIUS).
Medical Orientation of Studies:
Isolation of substances of plant origin in greater quantities for pharmacological testing;
Development of methods of analysis of bioactive substances of plant origin;
Standardization of plant drugs and pharmaceutical products derived from them.