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PHARMACOGNOSY WITH MEDICAL BOTANY DEPARTMENT

Address: 36 Ruska street, Ternopil, Ukraine, 46002

Telephone number: (0352)52-05-18

E-mail: farmokog_medbot@tdmu.edu.ua


Head of Department – PharmD, PhD, prof. Svitlana Marchyshyn

Teaching staff – 1 professor, 4 associate professors, 2 assistants, 2 senior laboratory assistants

Pharmacognosy with Biology and Medicinal Genetics Department was established under the rector’s order 151 on 30th June, 2000. At that time PhD, associate professor Svitlana  Marchyshyn was the acting head of the department.

Pharmacognosy with Medicinal botany Department was established on 1st July, 2003 and Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor Lyudmyla Fira became the head of Department. Since 2009 Department is being headed by PharmD, prof. Svitlana  Marchyshyn.

Picture 1. Teaching staff of the Department (2009):  prof. Svitlana  Marchyshyn, assoc. prof. Mariya Shanaida, assoc. prof. Oleh Hrymalyuk, senior lecturer Ivanna Kernychna, assist. prof. Olha Demydyak, assist. prof. Tetiana Berdei, assist. prof. Iryna Dakhym, senior lab assist. Mariya Kozyar, senior lab assist. Maryana Lukanyuk


Department consists of 9 people now: prof. Svitlana  Marchyshyn, assoc. prof. Mariya Shanaida, assoc. prof.  Ivanna Kernychna,  assoc. prof. Olha Demydyak, assoc. prof. Iryna Dakhym, assist. prof. Solomiya Kozachok, assist. prof. Lyudmyla Husak, senior lab assist. Tetiana Atamanchuk and senior lab assist. Elina Panasyuk.

Picture 2. Teaching staff of the Department (2015): prof. Svitlana  Marchyshyn, assoc. prof. Mariya Shanaida, assoc. prof. Ivanna Kernychna, assoc. prof. Olha Demydyak, assist. prof. Tetiana Berdei, assist. prof. Iryna Dakhym, assist. prof. Solomia Kozachok, senior lab assist. Ihor Potishnui, senior lab assist. Lyudmila Husak

Disciplines in English and Ukrainian languages are studied by students of 2nd, 3rd and 5th years: Pharmaceutical Botany, Pharmacognosy, Resources of Medicinal Plants and also Medicinal Plants and Phytotherapy (specialization course). Syllabus and methodical instructions for foreign students in English and Russian languages are developed. Lectures on all subjects are read using multimedia software.

                                                                                            

Picture 3. During practical class on Pharmacognosy (2010)

                                                                                            

Picture 4. During practical classes on Medicinal Botany and Pharmacognosy (2009)


Teachers systematically use and discuss test questions KROK-1 and KROK-2 during practical classes. Teachers are involved in the preparation and publication of collections of these tests.

Botanical garden of our Department is situated at training and health center “Chervona Kalyna”, Terebovlya district, Dryzhba village. Various medicinal plants studied at practical classes are grown there. During training-field practice medicinal plants and herbarium samples of medicinal plants required for practical classes are collected and prepared by the Pharmacy students of 2nd, 3rd and 5th years.


Picture 5. Research areas at “Chervona Kalyna”

I-IV National conferences “Chemistry of Natural Compounds” dedicated to investigation of medicinal plants and main aspects of creating new drugs on their basis, standardization and organization of drug production were conducted in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016 year on the basis of our Department.

Scientists from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Zaporizhia, Yaroslavl’ (Russian Federation), Voronezh (Russian Federation) etc.

 

The Staff of Pharmacognosy with Medical Botany Department:
  

The Head of Department,

professor Svitlana Marchyshyn

Svitlana Marchyshyn graduated from Lviv State Medical Institute. In 1983 defended scientific thesis on “Extraction methods for phenolic compounds from Arnica montana and Arnica foliosa, their pharmacodynamic and effectiveness in liver damage”. In 1993 she was awarded the title of associate professor. She defended a doctoral dissertation on “Pharmacological foundation for the creation of a new medicinal product based on a common couch extract”. In 2000 Svitlana Marchyshyn took an active part in the creation of the Pharmaceutical faculty of Ternopil State Medical Academy and for two years was a dean of the faculty. Svitlana Marchyshyn is a Member of the specialized academic council D. 64.605.03. in National Pharmaceutical University (Kharkiv). Research interests: - Studying of medicinal plants and creation of new medicines containing biologically active substances from them; - Pharmacological foundation of creation new medicines from medicinal plants substances. Scientific publications and ratings: She is the author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications including 2 textbooks on pharmacognosy (including national), 7 monographs, 5 information lists, 10 patents, 6 methodical recommendations, 1 author's certificate, 1 dictionary-reference book, etc. Under the supervision of Prof. S. Marchyshyn 11 PhD dissertations were defended.

  
  
  Associate professor, Olha Demydyak PhD

Olha Demydyak graduated from Ternopil State Pedagogical University in 2001.

She defended scientific thesis “Pharmacognostic research of Arnica montana herb and Arnica foliosa herb” for the degree of candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD), specialty 14.00.02 – Pharmaceutical chemistry and Pharmacognosy (scientific supervisor prof. Svitlana Marchyshyn) (2009).

From 2015 to the present she is an associate-professor of the Department of Pharmacognosy with Medical Botany. Was a supervisor of 2 diploma projects.

Research interests: Currently conducts scientific research on pharmacognostic study of cultivated plants of Asteraceae family.

She is the author and co-author of about 55 educational and scientific publications (16 articles, 3 patents, 2 information lists and 32 theses).

 

Associate-Professor, Iryna Dakhym

PhD

In 2005 she graduated from the pharmaceutical faculty of Ternopil State Medical University and received a Diploma with honors, in 2010 she graduated from the magistracy in the specialty "Pharmacy" and received a master's degree with honors.

In June 2015, Iryna Dakhym defended her thesis for the degree of candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD), specialty 14.00.02 – Pharmaceutical chemistry and Pharmacognosy (scientific supervisor prof. Svitlana Marchyshyn).

Research interests: pharmacognostic research of wild and cultivated medicinal plants.

Scientific publications: she is the author and co-author of about 35 educational and scientific publications (5 scientific-methodical, 1 patent and 1 information list are among them).


  Liudmyla Husak, assistant professor

In 2013 she graduated from the pharmaceutical faculty of Ternopil State Medical University, in 2014 she graduated from the magistracy in the specialty "Pharmacy" and received a master's degree with honors.  Works on the implementation of the dissertation on “Pharmacognostic research of stachys (Stachys sieboldii Mig.)”.  

Research interests: Pharmacognostic research of cultivated medicinal plants.

Scientific publications: She is the author and co-author of 26 educational and scientific publications (10 articles, 15 theses and 1 information list).