Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Head of the Department:
Serhii KOVALENKO, Professor, Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He has been heading the Department since 2012.


Educational Disciplines

  • Organic Chemistry — second-year students of the Pharmaceutical Faculties Nos. 1 and 2 and International Faculty No. 2, studying in the specialties "Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy" and "Technology of Perfume-Cosmetic Preparations" (full-time and part-time education).
  • Bioorganic Chemistry — first- and second-year students of the Medical Faculties Nos. 1, 2 and 3, studying in the specialties "Medicine", "Pediatrics", "Dentistry".
  • Bioorganic Chemistry (English medium of instruction) — first-year students of the International Faculty No. 2, studying in the specialty "Medicine".
  • Theoretical Basics of Organic Synthesis (elective course) — fourth-year students of the Pharmaceutical Faculty No. 1 and International Faculty No. 2, studying in the specialty "Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy".
  • Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry


Educational and Methodical Work

To ensure the educational process and independent training of students, the Department prepared teaching aids, workshops, collections of test and tasks, materials for self-preparation. In addition, there were issued textbooks "Antimalarial Drugs. Quinine and Its Analogues by Pharmacological Action", "Perfumery and Cosmetics", "Compleximetry in Pharmaceutical Analysis", etc.

Classes at the Department are held at a high scientific and methodological level, to establish a proper degree of mastery different types of control are used: test, oral and written. The staff of the Department provide constant advisory support to students. Lecturers of the Department constantly take part in conferences dedicated to the organization and improvement of educational activities.

The staff of the Department has developed and is constantly improving the working programs in the disciplines "Organic Chemistry", "Bioorganic Chemistry", "Theoretical Basics of Organic Synthesis". Lecturers of the Department quickly adapt innovative teaching methods to the needs of students. As a result, a series of online courses have been created that are effectively used by students during independent work.

The staff of the Department pays special attention to the preparation of students for the "KROK-1. Pharmacy" MLE. To date, a large structured database of tests on organic chemistry has been formed, the possibilities of educational and control testing have been implemented both in the computer class of the Department and in the mode of distance learning.


Scientific Directions and Achievements

The main directions of scientific work of the Department are related to the problems of synthesis, structure and reactivity of heterocyclic compounds, directed search of biologically active compounds among imidazole, triazole, tetrazole, quinazoline, purine, pteridine and their condensed analogues, creation of drugs based on them. Also, the research interests of the staff of the Department include developments in the field of pedagogics in higher education institutions.

The aim of the lecturers of the Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry is to obtain scientific results of world importance, which can be published in recognized international publications. Lecturers of the Department synthesized more than 10,000 new compounds, discovered a number of anomalous reactions between them. More than 1,000 scientific papers have been published, including more than 50 articles in leading scientific journals indexed by the Scopus database. Scientific works of the Department are published in such recognized international publications as European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, Tetrahedron, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Synthetic Communications, Heteterocycles, Archiv der Pharmazie, Monatshefte fur Chemie, Scientia Pharmaceutica, Pharmacia, Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Acta Chimica Slovenica, Heterocyclic Communications, Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry Research, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, etc. The scientific works of the staff of the Department are in demand by scientists all over the world and are actively cited. Thus, according to the scientometric database Scopus, the h-index of Professor Kovalenko is 10, Associate Professor Voskoboynik — 6, Senior Lecturer Antypenko — 6.

The staff of the Department offered a number of drugs like Xantiverine, Veroxanone and Nitrocol, which passed preclinical and clinical trials in research institutes and clinics of Ukraine.


Cooperation with Other Institutions

The Department fruitfully cooperates and maintains close scientific relations with leading foreign and Ukrainian research centers, educational institutions: University of Applied Sciences (Neubrandenburg, Germany), North Dakota State University (Fargo, USA), National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, USA), Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University (Jackson, USA), Kharkiv National University of Pharmacy (Kharkiv), Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Lviv), Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the NAMS of Ukraine (Kyiv), Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology (Dnipro), Institute of Organic Chemistry of the NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv), NVP Ukrorgsintez LLC (Kyiv), Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv), National Pirogov Memorial Medical University (Vinnytsia), Institute of Single Crystals SSI of the NAS of Ukraine (Kharkiv), Oles Honchar Dnipro National University (Dnipro) and many others.

Lecturers, postgraduate students and students, who are members of the Student Research Society of the Department, have repeatedly completed traineeships on the basis of leading Ukrainian and foreign research centers, including the North Dakota State University, Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity of Jackson State University, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, NVP Ukrorgsintez LLC.


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