| Summerschool AI4MedChem
Summerschool AI4MedChem
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The first international summerschool AI4MedChem took place at the PharmaCampus Münster from 19th to the 22nd of September. The 30 participants from France, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Germany learned about methods in artificial intelligence for medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

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Summer School AI4MedChem

Artificial Intelligence for Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design

19.09.2023 - 22.09.2023 in Münster

The Summer School AI4MedChem
will provide an introductory course AI for interested students, phd students or post-docs in the field of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Life Sciences or related fields.

Applications are now closed!



Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Corrensstr. 48, 48149 Münster

The course is intended for participants who are interested in artificial intelligence methods but have no idea about them. The course combines the theoretical aspects in the form of lectures with the practical aspects using Jupyter Notebooks. Importantly, programming experience is not required, since these Jupyter Notebooks make it possible to teach the practical aspects without any prior programming knowledge. We will use our just released Jupyter notebooks for this course (see:  https://doi.org/10.1002/ardp.202200628)

The program is divided into a morning session, each with lectures that covers the theoretical aspects and a hands-on exercise using Jupyter Notebooks. For the practical exercises an own laptop (or a tablet with keyboard) is needed, but the Jupyter Notebooks and the calculations will be executed on specific university servers. 


A summary of most important information:

  • A personal laptop/tablet is needed (althoug the Jupyter Notebooks and calculations will be executed on university servers)
  • You have to take care of accomodation yourself.
  • The summer school is offered free of charge.


Don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@ai4medchem.de.

A social event will be held on Wednesday evening. On Thursday participants are invited to give a 5 minute presentation about their own research.
Summer School Programm
  Session Lectures Jupyter Notebooks
Tuesdy, September 19th afternoon Introduction: Artificial Intelligence and Cheminformatics Jupyter Notebooks, Basics in Python and Cheminformatics
Wednesday, September 20th morning Data Scienc and Linear Algebra for Neural Networks

Linear Regression, Data Science

Wednesday, September 20th afternoon Neural Networks Linear Algebra, Neural Networks from Scratch
Thursday, September 21th morning Advanced Neural Networks and Convolutional Neural Networks Neural Networks with Pytorch, Convolutional Neural Networks
Thursday, September 21th afternoon Recurrent Neural Networks and Graph Neural Networks Recurrent Neural Networks, Graph Neural Networks
Friday, September 22th morning Current Applications of Neural Networks and Machine Learning in Drug Discovery Transfer Learning, Autoencoders