ONLINE EDITION

EUROPIN Summer School on Drug Design – Vienna

September 13 – 17, 2021

Organisation

Due to the current situation worldwide the Summer School on Drug Design - Vienna 2021 will take place online. You can participate in our lectures and workshops from home, or from any place where you have a stable internet connection. However, we recommend that you look for a quiet environment to enjoy the sessions to the fullest.

Despite the fact that this year's summer school will take place online, we will definitely not miss out on nice conversations during the breaks and especially in the evening! We will therefore invite all participants and all speakers to our interactive break room to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee together and to discuss the past lectures.

In particular, we would like to at least try to replace our get-to-gether and socializing events in the evening. We really liked this relaxed atmosphere. And that is the reason why we will open a socializing room in the evening: We ask that you have a glas of wine or a cold beer ready, or whatever you enjoy. Please read more in the Instructions for Breaks & Socializing below.

Instructions for Lecture Sessions

Registration

Please register to the Summer School on Drug Design 2021 using the respective registration form. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2021.

Live Streaming

All lectures will be streamed live via Zoom

Instructions for Workshop Sessions

Registration

Please register to the Summer School on Drug Design 2021 using the respective registration form. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2021. Later on you can choose which workshop to attend using a special workshop registration form. 

Live Streaming

Each registered attendee will then be assigned to a group. These groups will be equipped with one tutor of the chosen workshop organiser, who will host a live online meeting to offer help and provide feedback during the scheduled workshop time.

Instructions for Poster Sessions

Registration

Please register to the Summer School on Drug Design 2021 using the respective registration form. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2021. During registration, tick the “I want to present a poster” box. 

ECTS Credits

If you would like to receive 4 ECTS credits after the Summer School, you must also fill out the "Student Enrollment" page when registering, as we therefore have to enroll you as a student at the University of Vienna. Please find further information and regulations on this topic under "Instructions for ECTS Credits".

Poster Abstract

Please upload your poster abstract before the deadline (July 31, 2021). By mid August 2021, we will inform you if your poster is accepted or not.

Live Streaming

The poster sessions will be streamed live via Zoom/Wonder.

Instructions for Breaks & Socializing

Zoom meetings all the time from morning to evening? We say: NO, thanks! 

Instead, we would like to invite all of our participants to chat and socialize during the breaks and in the evening after a day full of interesting lectures and exciting workshops. For this we will use a slightly different and possibly more realistic solution:

Wonder

Wonder is a virtual space where people can meet and talk. Here is everything you will need to know:

  • Before entering a Wonder room, you will be asked to grant access to your camera and microphone. Please click on "Allow".
  • Next you will be asked for the room password. You can then change which camera and microphone to use if the password was correct.
  • After you are done fine-tuning your settings, the next step will be to take a nice photo which will then be used as your avatar. Please smile. :-) Enter your name and you are ready to go.
  • Once you are in a Wonder room, scroll to zoom in and out. It'll help to get an overview over the room. Click and hold anywhere in the room and your avatar will move to your cursor. Bring your avatar to another avatar, and a circle will form.
  • Each circle can have up to 15 participants.
  • Anyone in a circle can share their screen to the circle via the icon on the bottom center of your screen.
  • You can also use the chat function to message someone via text.

Please also have a look at the Instructions for Wonder.

Instructions for ECTS Credits

The workload of a univie: summer/winter school is measured in ECTS credits. Use of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) at European universities should ensure that it is possible to transfer credits from one university to another (also across borders) and enhance the level of transparency.

Regulations 

Enrolled Master and PhD students who actively participate during this summer school at the University of Vienna will be credited 4 ECTS. The following criteria have to be fulfilled:

  1. Presenting a poster during the poster session and
  2. writing a 1-page abstract after the summer school about
    • your experiences and achievements accomplished during the Summer School on Drug Design 2021 and
    • how they will impact your research.

Students who do not meet the above mentioned criteria will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” without ECTS credits.

Instructions for Payment

Please wait until you have received your invoice in your email inbox! There you will find your invoice number, which must be entered in the payment reference field after DP773001. It is essential that you enter the correct reason for transfer into the payment reference field (orig. Germ.: "Zahlungsreferenz"). Please do not enter further information. Entering erroneous information can lead to difficulties in tracing the payment back to you.

Bank details of the University of Vienna

Name of Bank: Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien

Account Holder: Universität Wien

IBAN: AT08 ‍3200 0000 0067 5447

BIC/SWIFT: RLNWATWW

Reason for Transfer: DP773001 + ["INVOICE NUMBER"]

Instructions for Wonder

Guides

System requirements

Wonder is optimized exclusively for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (Chromium). We advise our participants to please update their browsers before the event.

Wonder is designed for use on desktop and laptop computers and does not currently function on tablets or mobile devices. This includes iPads, iPhones, or other similar devices. Please find more information on system requirements in the official Wonder Help Center.

Bandwidth requirements

Ensure you have a stable internet connection. Wonder generally suggests no less than 15mbps.

Source: Wonder Help Center

Instructions for Zoom

System requirements 

Please find more information on system requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux in the official Zoom Help Center. We advise our participants to please update the Zoom-Client or download the latest version of the Zoom-Client before the event.

Bandwidth requirements

The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participant‘s’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi, or wired environments.

Recommended bandwidth for meetings and webinar panelists:

  • For 1:1 video calling:
    • For high-quality video: 600kbps (up/down)
    • For 720p HD video: 1.2Mbps (up/down)
    • For 1080p HD video: 3.8Mbps/3.0Mbps (up/down)
  • For group video calling:
    • For high-quality video: 1.0 Mbps/600kbps (up/down)
    • For 720p HD video: 2.6Mbps/1.8Mbps (up/down)
    • For 1080p HD video: 3.8Mbps/3.0Mbps (up/down)
    • For gallery view receiving: 2.0Mbps (25 views), 4.0Mbps (49 views)
  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
  • For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
  • For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps
  • For Zoom Phone: 60-100kbps

Recommended bandwidth for webinar attendees:

  • For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (down) for high-quality video and 1.2Mbps (down) for HD video
  • For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps (down)
  • For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps (down)
  • For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps (down)

Source: Zoom Help Center


Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the EUROPIN Summer School on Drug Design, please don’t hesitate to contact us at summerschool@europin.at

EUROPIN – a structured, highly interconnected training through research PhD program on the efficient and innovative use of information technologies and computational approaches in the drug discovery, design and development processes.

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Pharmacoinformatics Research Group 

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.

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