Universität Wien

Department für Pharmakognosie

Molecular Targets Group- Prof.Dr.V. Dirsch

Our mission

"Natural products can be viewed as a population of privileged structures selected by evolutionary pressures to interact with a wide variety of proteins and other biological targets for specific purposes, a view supported by the fact that natural products have become effective drugs in a wide variety of therapeutic indications" (Koehn FE and Carter GT. Nat Rev Drug Discovery 4:206-220, 2005)

Our research focus is to understand the molecular interaction of natural products with proteins/signaling molecules within cells.
Identification of biological targets will help to identify new pharmacological targets for drug discovery & development.


Universität Wien
Department für Pharmakognosie
Althanstrasse 14
1090 Wien
Forschung & Lehre