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Computer-Aided Drug design, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Computer-Aided Drug design at 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.


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. Computer-aided drug design comprises computational methods and resources that are used to facilitate the design and discovery of new therapeutic solutions.

At the end of the Computer-Aided Drug design course at University of Pisa participants will receive a Attendance Certificate with a description of the educational objectives of the Summer School and the detail of the activities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description

      08 July - 13 July

  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The main topics of the school are:
  • Visualization of a ligand-protein complex.
  • Basic linux commands.
  • Docking of ligands into target proteins and software reliability evaluation.
  • Pharmacophore modeling
  • Molecular dynamic simulations of biological systems
  • Virtual screening calculations.


Undergraduates and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and senior researchers from Universities, research institutes, clinics and industries are welcome.


  • Prof. Tiziano Tuccinardi

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The school is open to all students that possess a basic background of chemistry, biology or medicinal chemistry.
  • Identity Document (*Passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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