The Institute of Pharmacognosis focuses on all topics which are important in connection with pharmaceutically active substances derived from plants - this includes living plants which are being kept in glasshouses and open gardens belonging to the institute as well as in experimental in-vitro propagation.
The Institute of Pharmakognosis operates two fogging systems -
for tropical medicinal plants which are being kept in the roof gardens of the University Centre Althanstraße
for the so called "hardening phase"
propagated cultures which
is needed following the extraction from the sterile culture vessels
more information from ao.Univ.-Prof.Dr. Reinhard Länger
Raum 2G144 (Ebene
The research and lecture profiles of the institute can be reviewed at http://www.univie.ac.at/pharmakognosie/
On the roof of the Centre for Pharmacy (stairwell D, level 6), the glasshouse of the institute is located. Some 600 m2 are used for display as well as for cultivation of plants for research and lectures. The display-collection contains drug-, poison and crop plants from tropical and mediterranean areas.
The fogging aggregate feeds seven independent departments of the roof garden which can be provided with microfog according to the current parameter settings.