T H E   S O C I E T Y

The Austrian Pharmacological Society (APHAR) was founded in 1995 and is based in the Institute of Pharmacology of the Medical University of Vienna.

The aim of APHAR is the promotion and public representation of experimental and clinical research in pharmacology in Austria and its representation in international umbrella organisations.

APHAR is member of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR) and the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT).

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24th Scientific Symposium of the Austrian Pharmacological Society
Graz, 27–28 September 2018

Preliminary program available

The event is accredited by the Austrian Medical Chamber (18 DFP points: ID: 618187)

8th Austrian Peptide Symposium
Salzburg, 13 December 2018


Geschichte und Wirken der pharmakologischen, klinisch-pharmakologischen und toxikologischen Institute im deutschsprachigen Raum:
Soeben veröffentlichte em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Athineos Philippou, Gründer und ehemaliger Vorstand des Instituts für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie der Universität Innsbruck, Band V: "Autobiographien II und ausgewählte Biographien" dieses Werks. …

APHAR Research Awards 2018: Call for Applications:

Hans Horst Meyer Award 2018
(2.000 €)
Deadline for applications: 16 June 2018

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Heribert Konzett Award 2018
(3.000 €)
Deadline for applications: 16 June 2018

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APHAR published the abstracts of the
2nd International Conference in Pharmacology: From Cellular Processes to Drug Targets
19–20 October 2017, Rīga, Latvia
in its publication medium

Intrinsic Activity, 2017; 5(Suppl. 2)

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Heribert Konzett Award
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The awardee of 2017 is:

  • Stefan KUBICEK
    Research Center for Molecular Medicine
    of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

    → (PubMed) (Externer Link)

Hans Horst Meyer Award
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The awardee of 2017 is:

  • Carina KERN (Department of Pharmacology of the Medical University of Vienna) for her paper: "The N terminus specifies the switch between transport modes of the human serotonin transporter" (J. Biol. Chem., 2017; 292(9):​3603–3613)

Professor Peter Placheta received the Honorary Membership of the Austrian Pharmacological Society.
The ceremony took place on 9 September 2016 during the 22nd General Assembly of APHAR.

Hans Horst Meyer Award
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The awardee of 2016 is:

  • Luca ZANGRANDI (Department of Pharmacology of the Medical University of Innsbruck) for his paper: "The G-protein biased partial κ opioid receptor agonist 6′-GNTI blocks hippocampal paroxysmal discharges without inducing aversion" (Br. J. Pharmacol., 2016; 173(11): 1756–1767)

Members of APHAR who have obtained the diploma as Medical Specialists in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Austrian Medical Association and who fulfil the requirements for Certification as European Certified Pharmacologists (EuCP) may send an application to the Austrian Pharmacological Society.

Information for applicants

Job offers:

New job offers (Prof, PostDoc, PhD, Wiss. Mitarb., etc.) can be found in our job exchange
new entries: 10.08.2018