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Pál Perjésicorresponding author

Abstract

Pharmacy is an interdisciplinary field of science, which covers the knowledge of fate of drugs (pharmacons), excipients and formulated pharmaceutical products outside and inside the body. Separation of pharmacy as a separate entity of medicine is dated back to the ninth century. The trend toward specialization was later reinforced by a law enacted by the German Emperor Frederic II at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Since these early times pharmacy underwent a continuous and intense development. Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology and Toxicology are the conventional fields of pharmacy, which serve as the source of practical and theoretical basis of development of new pharmaceutical products......

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Author Biography

Pál Perjési, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary


Education

  • --M.S.  Pharmacy, University Medical School of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 1979.
  • --Univ.D.  Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Medical School of Szeged, Hungary, 1983. Thesis: Synthesis of isoquinoline derivatives with potentially pharmacological activities.
  • --Candidate of Sciences  Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1994. Thesis: Investigations on cyclization reactions of 2-arylideneketones to form 1,3-thiazine and pyrimidine derivatives.
  • --Ph.D. Habilitation  Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, 1996; Chemistry, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary, 2000.
  • --Specialization Certificates: Preparative chemical laboratory investigations Medical University of Advanced Studies, Budapest, Hungary, 1985; Toxicology Medical University of Advanced Studies, Budapest, Hungary, 1994.

Professional experience

  • --1979-1981 Postgraduate Fellow, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Medical School, Szeged, Hungary.
  • --1981-1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary.
  • --1990-1991 (12 months) Fogarty Fellow, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
  • --1993-1999 Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Chemistry, University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary.
  • --1999-2001 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary.
  • --2001 (12 months) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Drug Discovery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.
  • --2002-2010 Associate Professor, Head of Institute, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary.
  • --2003 (3 months) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.
  • --2009-2015 Head of School of Pharmacy, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary.
  • --2010- Professor, Head of Institute, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary.
  • --2012 (3 months) Senior DAAD Fellow, University of Bonn, Kekulé-Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bonn, Germany.
  • --2016- Head of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary.

Research activities

  • --Synthesis, synthetic application and structural (UV, IR, NMR) investigation of chalcones and cyclic chalcone analogues (2-benzylidenecyclanones and 2-benzylidenebenzocyclanones) and their ferrocenyl counterparts.
  • --Structure-activity relationship studies on the effects of chalcones and cyclic chalcone analogues on the cell cycle of cancer cell lines.
  • --Structure-activity relationship studies on the antioxidant/prooxidant effects of chalcones, estrogens and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • --Study on (stereo)chemistry of reaction of alfa,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds (chalcones, and cyclic chalcone analogues) with sulphur and nitrogen nucleophilic reagents.
  • --Investigation of biotransformation of capsaicinoids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the small intestine using ex vivo rat model.
  • --Chemico-biochemical backgrounds of cancer chemoprevention.

Publications Summary (MTMT.HU)

  • Number of publications: 104
  • Number of referred abstracts: 154
  • Independent citations: 787
  • Hirsch-index: 19
How to Cite
Perjési, P. (2018). Pharmacy, the interdisciplinary field of science. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Research, 1(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.25082/JPBR.2018.01.001

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