Dr. Aty Widyawaruyanti, M.Si.,Apt.
Being an excellent Department in the field of pharmacognosy and natural product-based drug development, both in the national and international levels in the implementation of Tridharma Perguruan Tinggi.
The Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Department has been founded since the founding of the Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Airlangga under the name of the Pharmacognosy Section with limited facilities consisting of 2 (two) Practice Work Rooms of Pharmaceutical Botany-Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. Later, in 1984 the Department was transformed to the Pharmaceutical Biology Major with 4 (four) laboratories namely: Pharmaceutical Botany-Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Phytochemistry Laboratory, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Laboratory, and Experimental Animals Lab. Since 2005, the Pharmacognosy Section has changed into the Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry Department.
Development of drugs from natural products, both from plants and from marine biota for various bioactivities, such as anticancer, antifertility for males, and antimalaria, antiviral, antiosteoporosis, antidiabetes, analgesic, immunology, antimicrobe, and antiaging.
Isolation and elucidation of bioactive compound structures of natural products.
Drug delivery system of drugs from natural products.
Development of natural product analysis method