Pharmacy islearning that addresses the life phenomenon, which is formed on the basis of basic science such as physics, biology, and chemistry, and is the general life science that researches into bio-active compounds, which have influence upon this life phenomenon. Therefore, the aim of pharmacy education is to train talents who will play a pivotal role in life science, by cultivating academic theory and its extensive technology on invention, production, management, assessment, and supply of medical supplies, which are used directly and indirectly for preventing and curing several kinds of diseases, the application of medical supplies to patient, the clinical application, the medical information, and the health hygiene for preventing disease.

Pharmacy offers courses in order to be a scientist, who researches into academic theory and technology for preventing and curing disease, and to be a professional, who can apply theory and technology to medical supplies. In a major of pharmacy, the education and research are progressed on bio-active components, namely, the property of medical supplies, the In vivo Biological Function, the evaluation of remedial effect, the combination and compound in medicine and medical supplies, pathophysiology, the information on medicine and medical supplies, public health, and Oriental Medicine. For this, it is equipped with research rooms such as pharmacognosy classroom, biochemistry classroom, pharmacology classroom, and hygiene pharmacy classroom, and is operating the practice room for the attached pharmacy, herb garden, central machinery room, and animal laboratory as the attached institutions.





 Advance to society
As for the vocational fields available for being active after graduation, the activity is possible in drugstore management, hospital and pharmaceutical company, education and research field, and health medical field of administration agency.

pharmacognosy classroom
pharmaognosy is mainly concerned with naturally occurring substances having a medicinal activity, and includes the study of scientific knowledge on the history, origin, morphological and chemical evaluation, investigation and cultivation of the related crude drugs, and scientific research of oriental medicine. in addition, the isolations and structure determination of the biological active constituents from natural products which lead to the search for new drugs.

Major research field
1) the isolation and structure determination of the biologically active constituents
2) isolation of monoamine oxidase inhibitors from natural products
3) activity-guided isolation of plant-derived anticancer and antioxidant compounds
4) development of nf-kb inhibitors from natural products
5) chemotaxonomy and standardization of natural medicines

Professors
bang yeon hwang, Ph.D. (byhwang@chungbuk.ac.kr)    Mi Kyeong Lee, Ph.D. (mklee@chungbuk.ac.kr)


pharmacology classroom
pharmacology deals with the interactions of chemical compounds and living systems. it is a discipline of biology and is closely related to other disciplines, particularly physiology and biochemistry. its specific aim is to define the biological activity of chemicals. also it provides effective methods for the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of diseases. there are several fields of study that may be considered subdivisions of pharmacology or disciplines related to it; pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology and toxicology. the lectures opened are pharmacology, laboratory in pharmacology, pathology, toxicology and pathology.

Major research field
1) research focuses on the development of drugs for the prevention and therapy of the adverse actions of analgesic narcotic and psychotropic drugs
2) research for the development of anxiolytics
3) molecular mechanisms of neuro-degeneration diseases (alzheimer's disease)
4) molecular & cellular carcinogenesis and chemoprevention

Professors
ki-wan oh, Ph.D. (kiwan@trut.chungbuk.ac.kr)    jin-tae hong, Ph.D. (jinthong@chungbuk.ac.kr)
biochemistry classroom
biochemistry is the science concerned with metabolic pathways, signal transduction, genetic information, and host-defensive mechanism, which contribute the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases at molecular level. the lectures opened are biochemistry, experiment of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering and clinical chemistry.

Major research field
1) the isolation and structure determination of the biologically active constituents
2) isolation of monoamine oxidase inhibitors from natural products
3) activity-guided isolation of plant-derived anticancer and antioxidant compounds
4) development of nf-kb inhibitors from natural products
5) chemotaxonomy and standardization of natural medicines

Professors
young-soo kim, Ph.D. (youngsoo@chungbuk.ac.kr)    sang-bae han, Ph.D. (shan@chungbuk.ac.kr)
hygiene pharmacy classroom
hygienic pharmacy is concerning with the environmental hazards and food safety leading to the human health problem and eventually the prevention of human diseases. the courses in this laboratory are hygienic pharmacy, experiment in hygienic pharmacy, public health, environmental chemistry and forensic chemistry. the major research interests are the mechanism-based screening of antiplatelet and antithrombotic drugs, and the cytotoxic mechanism of mycotoxins and the role of sphingolipids in biological systems.

Major research field
1) development and mechanism of cardiovascular drug
2) screening of antiplatelet (antithrombotic) drug
3) screening of vascular smooth muscle cell anti-proliferation drug
4) cytotoxic mechanism of mycotoxins
5) role of sphingolipids in biological systems

Professors
yeo-pyo yun, Ph.D. (ypyun@chungbuk.ac.kr), hwan-soo yoo, Ph.D. (yoohs@chungbuk.ac.kr), Yoon-Seok Roh, Ph.D. (ysroh@chungbuk.ac.kr)
Clinical Pharmacy class
Clinical Pharmacy pursues thorough understanding of diseases and proper treatments. In accordance with the advances of biotechnology the role of pharmacists should be changed to meet the needs of the healthcare system and to provide pharmaceutical care to patients. To do so, pharmacists have to constantly update themselves with broad knowledge on diagnosis and treatments of the diseases. The purpose of studying Clinical Pharmacy is to understand therapeutic options for different diseases status and to provide the best option for each patient based on profound understanding on Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Pharmacokinetics. The research area of Clinical Pharmacy includes understanding the diseases and treatment options, finding drug interactions (drug/drug, drug/disease), choosing the best treatment options for patients and consulting patients. Our laboratory mainly focuses on developing bioactive compounds, examining the mechanism of action of those substances, tracing the causative factors and progress of the CNS diseases, and presenting therapeutic alternatives in relation with the research of structures and functions of central nervous system.

Major research field
1) The mechanism and application of monoamine (catecholamines and serotonin) biosynthesis and their gene regulation

2) The development of neurotrophin-like bioactive compounds for neurodegenerative diseases and anti-stress
3) Drug utilization review and therapeutic efficacy tests in clinical settings

Professors
yung-Koo Lee, Ph.D. (myklee@chungbuk.ac.kr)    sung-cil lim, Ph.D. (bravo@chungbuk.ac.kr)