Department of Pharmacology and Drug Technology

Head of department  doctor of medical sciences, professor Gritsuk Alexander Ivanovich

Specialist in bioenergy (tissue respiration and oxidative phosphorylation) and radiation biochemistry. He studied the state of aerobic energy metabolism in conditions of prolonged restriction of motor activity - hypokinesia, which is a risk factor in the development of most diseases of modern man. For the first time he described in detail the effect of hypokinesia on the state of tissue respiration of the myocardium, skeletal muscles, liver, and kidneys of experimental animals, and established a hypokinetic paradox - activation of respiratory activity of tissues against the background of decreased muscle function.

He studied the biomedical consequences of the Chernobyl accident.

He studied the effect of incorporation of 137Сs, the main dose-generating radionuclide of contaminated territories, on the metabolism and functional state of various body tissues. Under his leadership, 137Cs cardiotropy was first revealed, causing the development of  metabolic cardiomyopathy on experimental animals. Investigated the effect of external radiation on the state of mitochondrial oxidation, the cytoskeleton and the surface topology of thymocytes

Department staff:

  1. Sivko A.I. – PhD in biology, senior lecturer
  2. Kobernik A.A. – PhD in biology, senior lecturer
  3. Radaeva I.N.– PhD in biology, senior lecturer

The department has staff from A.V. Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute of NAS of Ukraine (on an hourly wage basis)

The subjects lectured at the department:

  1. Pharmaceutical chemistry
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Introduction to Medical Chemistry
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Bases of dosage forms manufacturing


Dvoryanskaya str., 2,Odessa, 65082
Reception: (38-048)723-52-54
Phone/fax: (38-048)723-35-15

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