Pharmacology is the science of drugs and how they affect living systems. It is also the science of how the body affect the drug uptake, distribution and metabolism. At the department we teach the subjects of pharmacology and pharmacy and conduct research which creates new knowledge about drugs.
Research activities at the department are primarily directed towards central and peripheral neuropharmacology, and pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism.
Research group leaders – Research group / Project
- Adermark, Louise – Integrative neuroscience
- Ashton, Michael – Unit for Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
- Birgersson, Sofia – Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics
- Ekman, Agneta – Inflammatoriska mekanismer och depression
- Ekström, Jörgen – Autonomic Neuroscience - Oral Physiology and Pharmacology
- Eriksson, Elias – Psychopharmacology group
- Jerlhag Holm, Elisabet – Gut-Brain Axis and Addictive Disorders
- Kalm, Marie – Neurotoxicity in cancer survivors
- Matsson, Pär – Cellular and Molecular Pharmacokinetics
- Nissbrandt, Hans – Parkinsons sjukdom
- Wallerstedt, Susanna – Rational and safe use of medicines
- Westberg, Lars – Social Neuroscience and Pharmacology
- Winder, Michael – Autonomic Neuroscience Unit
Knowledge in pharmacology is central for a number of professions. The department teaches in eight of Sahlgrenska Academy's educational programmes. We are responsible for the Programme in Pharmacy as well as the supplementary education for pharmacists with a foreign degree. The educational programmes are taught in both Swedish and English, and Swedish is an entry requirement.
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 13, Göteborg
Postal address: Department of Pharmacology, Box 431, 405 30 Göteborg
Delivery address: Medicinaregatan 1 G, 413 90 Göteborg