Welcome to the Pharmacoinformatics Research Group


Mission Statement

Following a holistic pharmacoinformatic approach we combine structural modeling of proteins, structure-based drug design, chemometric and in silico chemogenomic methods, statistical modeling and machine learning approaches to develop predictive computational systems for transporters and ion channels. The validation and optimisation of the obtained in silico models by strong links to experimental groups is an integral part of these activities.

Furthermore, we aim at developing tools for in vitro to in vivo translation and for toxicity prediction, thereby leveraging integrated life science data as provided by the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform. Research activities are complemented by strong educational activities, outlined in the doctoral program MolTag and in EUROPIN, a European PhD Program in Pharmacoinformatics.

Latest News


On March 19, Gerhard Ecker held a webinar at BioSolveIT on computational approaches to minimize the risk of failures due to toxicity. Rewatch his...


Despite the current closure of the university, we of course still came together for our group meeting - webinar style. Thanks to Florentina for this...


Publication in Journal of Cheminformatics - we are very happy that this open access article has now been published. A lot to celebrate once the...


Our #pharminfo diploma student Lisa Schiessling just passed her Diploma thesis defensio - held as webinar - with the best possible grades.


A widespread role for SLC transmembrane transporters in resistance to cytotoxic drugs - this study is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration...


Welcome Constanze and Sultan! We are very excited about your results already and are happy that you started your diploma thesis with us. All the best...