Fields of scientific research
Scientific research activities of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, take place through project teams made up of members of teaching staff and associates of the Faculty, students at doctoral academic studies, researchers engaged for specific projects, as well as researchers employed with other scientific research institutions, healthcare institutions or pharmaceutical industry. Scientific research activities of teachers and associates take place on the projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, as well as on bilateral and other international projects with foreign institutions. Scientific research activities are mostly involved with the relevant topics of the four national priorities: Biomedicine, Novel materials and nanosciences, Environmental protection and climate change, Agriculture and food.
Scientific research activities in the field of chemistry involve the following: chemometric approach in modelling various chromatographic systems in pharmaceutical analysis, computer design, synthesis, physical-chemical characterisation and testing of quantitative relations between the structure, action and properties of pharmacologically active substances, particularly molecules with anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and cardio protective actions.
Research in the field of biology is focused on testing medicinal potential of plants and their characterisation in terms of genetic, metabolic and morphological diversity, aimed at creating conditions for selection, breeding, control and protection of natural populations; further, cell cycle disturbances are also examined, as well as impact of oxidative stress on neurodegenerative processes and malignant transformations of cells.
The field of medicine involves research that deals with investigating the interactive role of dyslipidemia, oxidative stress and inflammation in atherosclerosis and other diseases, examining plasticity of the immune system in aging and immunomodulatory potential of oestrogen, examining the mechanism of action, interactions and toxic effects of adjuvant analgesics, examining the behavioural effect on applying GABA A receptors agonists, investigating the mechanism of action of different vasodilator substances on human by-pass grafts, studying the interaction of medicines in nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Within the framework of technological research program, in cooperation with the national pharmaceutical industry, research is conducted into micro- and nano- systems as carriers for medicines with anti-inflammatory action, development of methods for their characterisation, as well as research related to development of new products and technologies that provide better bio-availability and efficacy of chosen models of medicinal substances.
Integrated and interdisciplinary research
Field: Agriculture and food
As for Agriculture and food, the following activities take place: research into effects of biologically active substances of food and assessment of their efficacy in disease prevention and health preservation, as well as their further development and application in food industry; development of methods for analysing allergens in food products on our market, as well as developing safe products for persons intolerant of specific ingredients of food products; examining the mechanism of action and interactions of organic pollutants and toxic metals.
When it comes to the field of biomedicine, the Faculty of Pharmacy researchers are involved into projects where the implementing parties are other scientific research institutions, and the research focuses on: evaluation of pharmacological and pharmaco-epidemiological properties of xenobiotics, examination of ethical and regulatory aspects of new therapy achievements, examining performance indicators for pharmaceutical services quality and assessment of health-related quality of life factors.