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Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Academic Staff


The department of pharmacognosy was established in 2007 and in 2010 the pharmaceutical chemistry has been affiliated to this department. The dept. embraces two labs for pharmacognosy and pharmaceutical chemistry. The medicinal plant herbarium and medicinal plant chamber has been established in 2011.


The department envisions to be recognized internationally for academic development, research and drug discovery through collaboration with other relevant national and international departments and institutions, as well as conduction of research programs.


The mission of the department is to pioneer the in screening programs for drug discovery and drug design from natural sources which is to be used in pharmaceutical practice and improvement health care in the region, as intact or its semi- and synthetic derivatives, especially in the fields of anticancers and antiviral agents.

Department requirements

The duration of study program at the school of pharmacy is five years, the subjects taught and related to the department as listed in the following table: