Departments of the Faculty carry out research on new, pharmacologically active, substances, obtain both fractions and components from natural resources, and synthesize compounds of a diversified structure. By establishing the composition and structure of select preparations, the results of pharmacological in vitro (receptor) and in vivo testing have significantly contributed to knowledge on floral resources. Regarding synthetics, they have also allowed to formulate structure-activity relationships in several pharmacological groups.
Research also takes place concerning medicines and medicine combinations used in treatment, determined to be therapeutically beneficial through examination of numerous aspects of their mechanics and application, such as drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and side and toxic effects. Research in the field of clinical pharmacokinetics has optimized treatment with antibiotics as well as studying the use of psychotropic drugs affecting the cardiovascular system. Research on drug form technology in the field of solid drugs has included examining the composition of tablets, pellets, floating pellets, and bioadhesive drugs. Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmaceutical Care, new fields of pharmaceutical science, present new options for optimizing antibiotic treatment and pharmacoeconomic analysis of treating certain diseases (e.g., large intestine inflammation).
The scope of scientific research at the Faculty, to a large extent dominated by the subject matter of drugs, also includes historical aspects of pharmacy and pharmaceutics, one of its branches. Research continues to be carried out on the history of pharmaceutics, including historical aspects of the development of pharmacotherapy.
The Faculty of Pharmacy is involved in long-standing and wide-ranging international cooperation. It collaborates with French Faculties of Pharmacy at the Montpellier 1 University and the University of Claremont-Ferrand. This cooperation involves joint scientific research, internships for young academics, participation in educational programs (e.g., Socrates, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci), and international exchanges of hospital pharmacy trainees.
The Faculty also cooperates with numerous institutes of pharmacy at universities in Germany. Furthermore, cooperation with scientific centers across the globe is carried out through bilateral agreements and personal contacts. These include such institutions as the Kaunas University of Medicine, Institute of Hereditary Pathology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Lviv, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev, Instituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, Université Henri Poincare, Faculté de Pharmacie in Nancy, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Faculté de Pharmacy in Amiens, France, Indiana University School Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Gastroenterology (Indianapolis), The Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Kosice), Hebrew University (Jerusalem), King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre (Riyadh), Mersin University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics in Turkey, and Lund University Hospital, Sweden.