Welcome to the VI Computer-Aided Drug Design

International Summer School



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. 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. Three credits will be acknowledged by the University of Pisa according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Download Brochure.

Who can apply.

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.

The course will be be held at the Department of Pharmacy, Pisa, Italy, on July 12th – 17th 2021 for a total of 47 hours (3 CFU).


Fee for participation will be 250 Euro and will not be comprehensive of meals and accommodation. Snack and drinks will be provided during the excercitations.

Scientific Manager.

Prof. Tiziano Tuccinardi.

Scientific Committee.

Dr. Giulio Poli, Prof. Gabriella Ortore


Due to the covid-19 pandemic,  we will activate the school in remote learning mode: each student will have a connection to a PC of our computational lab (each student will have access to a single PC) for the exercises. The lessons will be delivered with the Microsoft teams platform. The teachers will be in the classroom where all the PCs are present, so that they can support students in real time, checking and discussing the various problems with them.