Prof Dr Franz Bucar

Study of Pharmacy and PhD study at the University of Graz, Austria. Post-doctoral studies at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, U.K. and the Department of Pharmacognosy, Biomedical Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden. Habilitation for Pharmacognosy at University of Graz; Associate Professor in Pharmacognosy; Deputy Head of the Department of Pharmacognosy; Academic advisor of international students of pharmacy at the University of Graz. Regional representative for Middle Europe of the Phytochemical Society of Europe, PSE (2006 – 2010); General Secretary of the Phytochemical Society of Europe (2012-2017); Member of the Executive Board of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society; Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). Major research activities focus on drug discovery from traditional medicinal plants using bioassay-guided research strategies. Current topics of investigations include isolation, structure elucidation and analysis of plant constituents from traditional medicinal plants with antibacterial activity as well as plant natural products as modulators of bacterial resistance. Related to that, the interplay between plant compounds and the intestinal microbiota is subject of our research. Associate Professor University of Graz Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacognosy Universitätsplatz 4 A-8010 Graz Austria E-mail franz.bucar@uni-graz.at