Department of Medicinal Chemistry was founded in 2004 according to the rector’s order №125 of April 7, 2003 „On reorganization activities on university improvement».
The department trains students on specialties “Pharmacy”, “Clinical Pharmacy”, “Technology of perfumery and cosmetics”; students study disciplines: pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical and cosmetic chemistry, medicines standardization, standardization of perfumes and cosmetics (master level), methods of metabolism of drugs (master level), physico-chemical and pharmaceutical factors bioavailability of drugs.
Since 2010 department has trained english-speaking students on specialty «Clinical Pharmacy», since 2013 – on specialty «Pharmacy».
Since the foundation of department 2 Doctors of Pharmacy have acquired the Professor Title, 4 PhDs have acquired the Title of Associate Professor.
Now teaching stuff of the department includes 4 Doctors of Pharmacy and 13 PhDs.
Since 2004 till July 2016 D.Sc in Chemistry, Professor, Honoured Worker of Education of Ukraine, Laureate of State Ukrainian Award in the sphere of science and technology Ivan Gritsenko has been the head of department.
Now Professor, Doctor of Pharmacy Lina Perekhoda is the head of department.
At the department different textbooks were published, such as textbook «Pharmaceutical chemistry», online-textbook «Pharmaceutical chemistry», textbook «Medicinal chemistry», 15 methodical textbooks etc.
Scientific acivities of the department are: purposeful synthesis of biologically active substances, malonic derivatives, camphoric, aromatic carboxylic acids, as well as five and six-membered nitrogen-containing heterocycles for the purpose of creating new medicinal substances.
Department cooperates with Ukrainian and foreign scientific organizations, such as «DuPont» (USA), National Cancer Institute (USA), Institute of Organic Chemistry NAS of Ukraine, State Scientific Institute for Single Crystals NAS of Ukraine etc.
During 2005-2018 more than 175 scientific articles were published, 63 scientific patents were received. One scientific patent has special state Award.
At the department new perspective medicinal substances such as hemostatic «Succiphenate», thyreostatic «Thyreokhine», chondoprotector «Oxaglucamine», NSAIDs «Ortholone», «Benzodiоx», antidepressant «Anglyusine», antimicrobial substances «Bromoetacrine» , «Chloroetacrine» have been created and proposed for the further research.
The scientists of the department took part in almost 60 conferences. For example, Professor Svetlana Taran took part in the international conference «Science and technology for human» (Toronto, Canada).
Now the department constantly develops for new scientific achievements.