© J. Kaminski

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.

Deadline for Application: 18.06.2023



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. 

The preliminary programm is described below. 

If you want to participate: Please write an Email to info@ai4medchem.de containing a short description about your motivation, why you would like would like to participate, until June 18th 2023.  Please indicate, if German is fine for the summer school, or if English is needed. Since places are limited, the selected participants will be informed within a week.

Further information will follow.

A summary of most important information:

  • Deadline for application: 18.06.2023 - please describe your motivation - limited number of spaces.
  • 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.
A social event will be held on Wednesday evening.
Preliminary Programm
  Session Lectures Jupyter Notebooks
Tuesdy, September 19th afternoon Introduction: Artificial Intelligence Introduction: Cheminformatics Basics in Python, Jupyter Notebooks and Cheminformatics
Wednesday, September 20th morning Linear Regression and Data Science Statistics, Data Science and Linear Algebra for Neural Networks
Wednesday, September 20th afternoon Neural Networks A simple Neural Network in Python
Thursday, September 21th morning Advanced Neural Networks and Recurrent Neural Networks Neural Network with Pytorch Recurrent Neural Networks
Thursday, September 21th afternoon Convolutional Neural Networks and Graph Convolutional Neural Networks Convolutional Neural Networks
Friday, September 22th morning Autoencoders and Applications Autoencoder