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Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center



Year founded: 2002

The Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center started its activities in August 2002 in School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and in 2004 moved to its new building.  The main mission of this center is to take full advantage of advancements in basic sciences, particularly chemistry, and apply them for medical purposes.  

Currently, 3 full-time professors, 7 part-time professors specialized in pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, natural products chemistry, immunology and physiology are working in this center.


Research priorities

  • Design and chemical molecule synthesis of pharmaceutical nanoparticles and evaluating their biological activities, especially the growth inhabitation, the remission of drug resistance in cancer cells, enzyme inhibition and beta-secretase enzyme in Alzheimer’s disease, neuroprotection in neurodegenerative diseases, calcium channel inhibition, anti-diabetic effect, anti-inflammation effect and antioxidant and anti-microbial and anti-fungal effects
  • Identification and separation of bioactive products and the examination of their biological activities
  • Computational chemistry; the quantitative relation between the structure, activity and the computer molecular modeling



Ranked 1st between biomedical research centers with dependent funding in Razi Medical Science Research Festival in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008

Ranked 1st among all 63 research centers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for 10 continuous years between 2005 and 2014





Hossain Mirkhani, Pharm D, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

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Contact information:


Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
PO Box: 71348-53734

Tel.:  +98 71 32303872
Fax: +98 71 32332225

Link to the Center’s Website