Members of "Tri-Sustaine" during their first workshop in Tanzania
© Norbert Arnold
04.12.2017 in Science, Research, International News

Project on medicinal plants in Africa: first workshop in Tanzania

Approximately 80 per cent of African residents seek out traditional medical professionals in case of illnesses. The healers often use medicinal plants that they have collected for treatment. Evaluating the pharmaceutical potential of those plants is the main objective of the international research project “Tri-Susain”, led by Martin Luther University. The first workshop of the project took place in November in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Dr Lucie Moeller from the University of Halle reports about the event. Read more

 In the new teaching pharmacy, students practice every-day situations that can arise in a chemist’s shop
© Markus Scholz
22.01.2015 in Study and Teaching, Campus

Against risks and side effects

The new teaching pharmacy was launched at the Institute of Pharmacy at the beginning of winter semester. It took the project’s initiator, Prof. Dr. Ralf Benndorf, a year to get it up and running. Now it will gradually be integrated into the education of future pharmacists. Students will learn how to properly advise customers under real conditions but in a protective setting. Read more

Professor of pharmacy, Wolfgang Sippl, is studying how pathogens that cause tropical diseases can be eliminated.
© Michael Deutsch
08.04.2014 in Research, Science

Targeting tropical diseases

Neglected diseases? What a strange concept. Yet, in fact they do exist. They are a small group of tropical diseases that occur in the world’s poorest countries. They are often ignored by major pharmaceutical companies due to a lack of financial incentives to fight them. Now an international research project offers hope. One of its participants is Wolfgang Sippl, a professor of medical chemistry and director of the Institute of Pharmacy at Halle’s university. Read more

Corn leaves emit volatile terpenes when injured by caterpillars. These, in turn, attract parasitoid wasps which are the natural enemy of caterpillars. !
© Ted Turlings
30.06.2011 in Research, Science

Odour signals entice the enemy’s enemy

Plants are not mute. They possess a special language and reveal themselves to be exceedingly inventive when using it. Their vocabulary consists of an abundance of odours which they emit into their environment. They can even produce aromatic signals to call for help. Prof. Dr. Jörg Degenhardt, a pharmacist from Halle, is interested in these substances. His investigations includes how and why plants emit certain odours. Read more

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