History Of The Department

2003 - 2011 in photos

The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology was founded in Vienna in 1974 under the directorship of Univ. Prof. Peter Heistracher, originally entitled as Institute of Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology. The foundation occurred in consequence of a new curriculum for the study of Pharmacy which demanded to stress education in pharmacology. In 1992 the institute was renamed to Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. In 1994 the institute moved to the Pharmacy Center in Althanstraße 14. After emeritus status was given to Prof. Heistracher the institute was led by Univ. Prof. Rosa Lemmens-Gruber. In 2003 Univ. Prof. Steffen Hering was appointed as full Professor of Pharmacology. He is chairman since April 2003.