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Department of pharmacognosy and botany

Characteristics of the department

Department of Pharmacognosy and Botany provides teaching of subjects as Pharmaceutical botany, Production of medicinal plants and Pharmacognosy in pharmacy study field. All of these subjects belong to the subjects that help to create a profile of pharmacist. During the teaching of subjects as Pharmaceutical botany and Production of medicinal plants, students are acquainted with rich sources of biologically active substances that are contained in algae, fungi, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Students learn the main principles how to isolate and identify some selected secondary metabolites from natural sources to the Pharmacognosy subject. They will learn to use modern instrumentation to determine the quality of raw materials and natural preparations. The research of the department focuses on the comprehensive study of natural drugs sources, chemical analysis of natural drugs and the determination of selected biological activities of plant extracts.