EUROPIN Summer School on Drug Design – Vienna

September 13 – 17, 2021

Our next Summer School on Drug Design will take place in Vienna: September 10 – 15, 2023


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


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


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. Deadline for workshop registration using our Participant Area is August 31, 2021.

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


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 Gather.

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:


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

Instructions for Gather

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.


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


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

Instructions for Gather


System requirements

Gather can be used on any computer (laptop or desktop), on any OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), using one of our supported web browsers (Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and Safari). The Safari experience is currently in Beta. You can also access Gather on your mobile device or tablet using one of those browsers, however, the mobile experience is also in Beta and has extremely limited functionality.

Gather recommends the following system specifications for an ideal experience:

  • 2.4 ghz dual core
  • 8 gb RAM

In addition to the supported web browsers, the Gather Desktop App (currently in beta) could also be downloaded from their website. Currently, the desktop app is only available for Windows and MacOS.

Bandwidth requirements

  • 10 Mbps download speed
  • 3 Mbps upload speed

Your experience will vary based on the total number of video streams you are connected to and whether you have "HD Video Quality" toggled on. The number of video streams you will be connected to is based on the number of participants you are actively video chatting with. It will be more taxing on your system if you are connected to 20 or more participants as opposed to being connected to one or two people. You may still be able to experience most of the features of Gather with a minimum of 3Mbps down/1Mbsp up, however, you will experience more lag as you connect to more people.

Source: Gather.Town Support

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

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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.

Organised by

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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