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Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology (WE14)

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Address: Koserstraße 20
Building 14
14195 Berlin

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bäumer

Phone: +49 30 838 53221
Mail: pharmakologie@vetmed.fu-berlin.de


At the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, students are introduced into the basics of diverse forms of pharmacotherapy and taught about the effects, production and use of drugs as well as compounding and pharmaceutical law including controlled substances. The institutes' research focuses on the analysis of causes for allergic skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis in humans and animals as well as on pathophysiology and possible treatments of chronic itch (pruritus). In this context, experiments are conducted on cell cultures and isolated perfused organs as a contribution to the 3R principles. A new focus constitutes the research on infectious skin diseases of the dog. Here, the focus lies on new therapeutic approaches, which can counteract the increasing development of antibiotic resistance.

Teaching profile

Obligatory courses according to TAppV

  • Lectures in general and special pharmacology and toxicology (semester 5 and 6)
  • Lectures in pharmaceutical and narcotics law (semester 7)
  • Exercises in pharmaceutical technology (galenics)
  • Elective courses
  • Profile courses
  • Lectures in modular classes (semester 8)

Research profile

Find current research project in the PubDB.


We offer cooperation and services:

  • consulting in drug related, pharmacological, toxicological questions or questions on pharmaceutical law
  • writing expert opinions
  • performing comprehensive behavioural tests using test batteries, phenotyping of transgenic animals
  • screening tests, studies with animal models of diseases (anxiety, depression), investigations of food intake, learning and memory, impulsivity
  • we use a broad spectrum of validated tests in the field of behavioural pharmacology