Chernykh Valentin P.

Chernykh Valentin P., Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honorary Rector of National University of Pharmacy, Advisor to the Rector, Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Organic Chemistry

Address: 61168, Kharkiv, st. Valentynivska (Blucher), 4

Phone: +3 (8057) 67-93-72



Valentin P. Chernykh was born on January 5, 1940 in the village of Rechitsa Orel region. In 1959 he graduated from Kharkov Medical School, in 1964 – Kharkov Pharmaceutical Institute. In 1967 he defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of pharmaceutical sciences, in 1977 he defended his thesis for the degree of Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in 1990 became Doctor of Chemical Sciences. In 1997 he became a corresponding member of the NAS of Ukraine, in March 2015 – an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Valentin P. Chernykh  has passed the way of postgraduate student (1964-1967), assistant (1967-1971), associate professor (1971-1979), senior research fellow (1974-1976), professor (1979-1985), head of the department of organic chemistry (1985-2015), dean (1971-1976), vice-rector for academic affairs (1976-1980). From 1980 to July 31, 2017, he was rector of National University of Pharmacy. In September 2017 he was elected as honorary rector of National University of Pharmacy, in November – an advisor to the rector.

Social activity:

Valentin P. Chernykh is a member of the Chemical Division of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a member of the Chemistry and Chemical Technology Section of the Committee on State Prizes in Science and Technology, a member of the Scientific Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, State Pharmacological Center for Registration of Drugs, Member of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine in the field of organic and pharmaceutical chemistry, editor-in-chief of 17 scientific and practical and scientific journals, Chairman of the Specialized Academic Council of National University of Pharmacy Д 64.605.01, Deputy President of the Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Association, President of the Kharkov Pharmaceutical Association, member of the International Pharmaceutical Association.

Scientific school:

Areas of research: design and synthesis of pharmacologically perspective heterocyclic building blocks. Chemistry of benzo- and thienopyrimidines; spiropyrimidines and spiro-2-oxindoles synthesis using multicomponent domino reactions; study of the synthetic potential of cyclic sulfonamides in multicomponent interactions; condensed synthesis of 4H-pyran, 4H-spiro-pyran, 2H-pyran, 4H-thiopyran and 2-pyridone systems based on 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and their synthetic analogs.

Scientific achievements: Valentin P. Chernykh is an outstanding scientist, an organic chemist, whose works are recognized by the domestic and world community. He is the author of more than 1300 scientific works, including scientific articles in the field of organic, pharmaceutical, physical, medical chemistry and research on the biological activity of synthesized substances, 27 monographs, 10 textbooks, including the textbook ‘Organic Chemistry’ in 3 books, that in 2000 was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (the textbook was published in Ukrainian, Russian, English), 69 teaching aids, 67 author’s texts of lectures. The second edition of the textbook ‘Organic Chemistry’ (2007, 2008) is the first color edition of the textbook on chemistry in Ukraine. In 2014, textbooks ‘Organic Chemistry’ (2007, 2008) and ‘Clinical Pharmacy’ (2013) received the stamp of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine ‘National Textbook’. V.P. Chernykh has created a powerful scientific school that successfully solves theoretical and applied problems in the field of organic synthesis, physical chemistry and pharmacy. Scientist has prepared more than 60 doctors and candidates of sciences. Now under his supervision one doctoral and one candidate’s thesis is being carried out.

Novelty and relevance of scientific research of V.P. Chernykh confirm 126 patents and 341 copyright certificates (among which 119 – on the methods of obtaining BAS and study the pharmacological effect of synthesized substances).

V.P. Chernykh is the author and co-author of 16 original medications. Developed methodology of designing and synthesizing of BAS allowed to synthesize several medicinal substances and develop new medicines on their basis: hypoglycemic medicine ‘Glysulfazid’, antidiabetic ‘Diakamf’, hemostatic ‘Succiphenate’, analgesic ‘Analben’, anti-inflammatory ‘Prolidoxid’ , antiseptic ‘Peronix’, β-adrenoblocker ‘Cardacet’, membranoprotector ‘Melina’, analgesic ‘Valkofen’, analgesic ‘Paravit’, hepatoprotector ‘Piflamin’, ‘Oksaglyukamin’ and others, hold the development of analytical documents, technical regulations and other components of the registration dossier for their industrial production.

English textbooks:

  1. Organic chemistry. Tests with explanations: the study manual for students of higher schools. – Kh.: NUPh, 2015. – 456 p.
  2. Chernykh V. P., Shemchuk L. A. Apllied infrared spectroscopy: a manual for students of higher schools / edited by associate-member of the NAS of Ukraine V. P. Chernykh. – Kharkiv: NUPh, 2014. – 152 p.
  3. Chernykh V.P., Shemchuk L.A. Organic chemistry. Short lecture course 1-31 lectures / edited by V.P. Chernykh. – Kharkiv: NPhaU, 2012.
  4. Chernykh V.P., Shemchuk L.A. Organic chemistry. Basic lecture course: The study guide for students of higher schools / Edited by V.P. Chernykh.– 4 ed., rev. and enl.– Kharkiv: NUPh, Original, 2011. – 440 p.
  5. Organic chemistry tests collection: Manual for the students of higher educ. establ. / Under the editorship of V.P. Chernykh. — Kh. National University of Pharmacy, 2008 – 319 p.; 2011 – 319 р.

Disciplines: Organic chemistry, Bioorganic chemistry, Physical and chemical methods of organic compounds studying, Instrumental methods of analysis of organic compounds



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