University of Pisa

Computer-Aided Drug design, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English


The contribution of computational methodologies to drug discovery is no longer a matter of dispute and the major world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies use computational design tools.

This Computer-Aided Drug design course from the University of Pisa will cover all the main computational techniques used in drug discovery, supplying a basic level of knowledge of this research field. This course will be divided into theoretical and practical lessons and will allow the participants to independently develop their own computational studies.

At the end of the course participants will receive a Attendance Certificate with a description of the educational objectives of the Summer School and the detail of the activities. Six credits will be acknowledged by the University of Pisa according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The main topics of the school are:

  1. Visualization of a ligand-protein complex.
  2. Basic linux commands.
  3. Docking of ligands into target proteins and software reliability evaluation.
  4. Pharmacophore modeling
  5. Molecular dynamic simulations of biological systems
  6. Virtual screening calculations.


The school is open to all students that possess a basic background of chemistry, biology or medicinal chemistry. Undergraduates and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and senior researchers from Universities, research institutes, clinics and industries are welcome.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

The Summer and Winter Schools are open to university students and young professionals. However, there are certain programmes that require special conditions for admission.

Once you have found the summer or winter course you would like to take, and have visited the appropriate webpage, you are required to fill in the application form Once completed, you must send it to the coordinator's email address, along with your curriculum. The co-ordinator will reply to you within 3-5 working days.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 250 International
  • EUR 250 EU/EEA


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