At the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, we work on breakthroughs of our current understanding of normal brain functions and of how we can target diseases of the central nervous system with novel approaches. We teach modern pharmacology to students of the medical and science faculty.
Research at our institute has a long-standing focus on the biology of disorders of the nervous system, including neurodevelopmental disorders, brain metabolic dysfunction sleep/wake disorders and pain. Additional research foci include drug metabolizing enzymes and cardiovascular diseases. We have made significant contributions to the understanding of disease mechanisms and the identification and characterization of drug targets.
We have eight main focus areas: