The Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products of the Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Patras) is a multidisciplinary Laboratory which emphasizes Chemical Science at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. Beyond the teaching duties in the graduate and post-graduate level, the major research focus of the Laboratory is the synthesis, the conformational analysis and the structure-activity studies on bioactive peptides and peptides analogues of therapeutic and/or diagnostic significance. Patras, the host city of the University, is the capital of Achaia Province at the northwestern edge of Peloponnesus with a quarter million inhabitants. Located 200 km west of Athens is linked to the world by land, sea and air (through the newly built Athens airport). Laying between the mountain Panachaico and the Gulf of Patras is in close proximity to some of the most famous centers of Greek antiquity such as Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Epidaurus and Mycenae. Patras is a place to study and enjoy, a warm and welcoming place to live. In 2006, Patras was the European Capital of Cultur. URL :