The Department of Experimental Biology was established on 1 January 2021 through the reorganization of the Laboratory of Growth Regulators, during which working groups focused on pharmacognosy, medicinal chemistry, chemical and structural biology were set aside. The members of the department focus on the identification of unknown natural compounds, the preparation of new compounds that can be used for therapy or diagnosis of human diseases. Their chemical and biological properties are studied in detail using methods of structural and molecular biology, biochemistry and modern instrumental analysis. They regularly publish the results in prestigious scientific journals.
The multidisciplinary nature of research often requires cooperation with experts from other departments of our faculty and beyond. And despite its short history, the department has extensive contacts with other research institutes focused on similar or complementary topics in our country and abroad.
The department also significantly participates in the implementation of theoretical and practical teaching in the field of Experimental Biology in the bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, and some other related biological and chemical disciplines. During it, students gain experience with instrumental analytical, biochemical and molecular biological methods. After graduation, they are successfully employed, for example, in the segments of health care, hygiene, pharmacy, food industry and agriculture.