• Application Deadline
  • 5 days


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. 

This summer school will cover all the main computational techniques used in drug discovery, supplying a basic level of knowledge of this research field.

Detailed Programme Facts

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.



  • Prof. Tiziano Tuccinardi

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

    Admission requirements:
    • Identity Document 
    • Enrolment Form 
    • Curriculum vitae

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        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

        250 EUR/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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      Living costs for Pisa

      • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
        Living Costs

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