Who are we?

Research - Passion for the brain

We are a research lab working both in basic research and health care research. We are aiming at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying psychiatric diseases, identifying new molecular targets and testing novel pharmacological concepts ranging from small molecules to RNA based therapeutics. In addition, our lab has the goal to improve patient care especially for patients suffering from psychiatric diseases.

Research - Passion for prevention, adherence and drug safety

Besides molecular pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and working with patients is also very important to us as pharmacists. During the last years, we worked in different projects with patients in community pharmacies as well as in clinics. We showed that intensive pharmaceutical care improves drug safety and adherence in psychiatric patients. Our group was involved in testing the "bundeseinheitlichen Medikationsplan". In addition, we showed that a community pharmacy based training (GLICEMIA) strongly ameliorates prevention of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, we are currently working on improving type 2 diabetes progression in a community pharmacy based trial (GLICEMIA 2.0).

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Teaching - Passion for education

Special emphasis lays, also, on the education of undergraduate and graduate students, on lectures in and practical courses in pharmacology and toxicology as well as problem based learning in pharmacotherapy. We offer a special training in basic methods of toxicology to pharmacists and biomedicinal chemists. We aim to educate pharmacists, which are highly motivated and are enthusiastic about all facettes of pharmacy ranging from community pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry as well as science.