The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is part of the Institute of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
and the CMBI at the Leopold - Franzens - University of Innsbruck.

The department is responsible for training pharmacy students in pharmacology, toxicology and clinical pharmacy. Departmental staff also participates in graduate programs which are open to students of the faculties of natural sciences as well as medical students. The department also participates in continuing education of medical doctors and pharmacists.
The research of the institute is devoted to various topics of cardiovascular and neuropharmacology using a broad methodological spectrum which allows to analyze drug actions on the molecular, cellular and in vivo level. Research teams aim at an internationally recognized position within these research fields as documented in the department's publication records.


Work Groups and Research Projects


Molecular Pharmacology of Voltage - Gated Calcium Channels - Link
  • Physiology, pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutic potential of L - type calcium channels
  • Role of Cav1.4 and Cav2.1 channels in human calcium channel diseases (channelopathies)
  • Funtional L - type calcium channel heterogeneity generated by alternative splicing




Neuropharmacology - Link
  • Neurobiology underlying psychopathology and psychotherapeutic drug action
  • CNS neurotransmitters involved in cardiovascular and respiratory Regulation




Molecular sensory physiology group - Link
  • Contribution of L-type calcium channels in sensory physiology of vision
  • Role of L-type calcium channels in visual disorders
  • The retina as window to the brain





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