EUROPIN Summer School on Drug Design – Vienna

September 10 – 15, 2023


The Summer School will take place at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, 1090 Vienna, Austria).

You might want to take a look at this guide to learn how to find our building. The event takes place at the main entrance, it is marked with staircase Z on this map. Barrier-free access (level 1) currently via parking garages and delivery entrance only. You will find the next elevator at staircase D or C, the main entrance is on level 2.

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Please note that accommodation is not included in the fee for the Summer School, nor are there any prebooked rooms. However, we recommend the following:

For example, the Hotel Bellevue, Arthotel ANA Gala, Hotel Calmo or the ibis Styles Hotel are all within walking distance of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. One of the closest hostels is the Alibi hostel. It’ll take you just 5 minutes by metro to get to the venue.

Next metro station to our building is Spittelau with connections to U4 and U6 as well as tramway D and bus lines 35A & 37A. Next to our building you will see the chimney of a thermal power plant designed by Hundertwasser – you can’t miss it. Information on tickets can be found at Wiener Lienen.

Further hotels and hostels as well as useful information about Vienna (restaurants, events, etc.) can also be found here:


Instructions for Registration & Payment

Please be sure to follow the instructions below! In the worst case, errors could e.g. result in no ECTS being credited to you or your payment being difficult to trace back to you.

  • Please register to the Summer School on Drug Design 2023 using the respective registration form.
  • If you would like to receive 4 ECTS credits after the Summer School you must also fill out the "Student Enrollment" during registration! Only skip the "Student Enrollment" if you want to attend without ECTS credits!
  • After submitting the registration form, you will receive an email. Be sure to confirm your registration in this email, otherwise it will not be saved!
  • A confirmed registration will then be processed by us. You will receive a personalized invoice after some time. On this invoice you will find further information regarding the payment. It is essential that you follow these payment instructions.
  • Payments by credit card are possible. However, we'll have to forward all your credit card information to the finance department of the University of Vienna, only there credit card payments can be processed. Payment by bank transfer is easier and therefore preferable.

Instructions for ECTS Credtis

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:

  • Filling out the "Student Enrollment" during registration,
  • presenting a poster during the poster session and
  • writing a 1-page abstract after the summer school about your experiences and achievements accomplished during the Summer School on Drug Design 2023 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 Workshops

There will be a separate registration for participation in workshops. These take place either in the lecture hall, or in our seminar and computer rooms.

  • Due to the limited number of computers in the computer room and limited space in the seminar room, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25 registrations - first come, first served
  • The lecture hall, on the other hand, offers enough space for an unlimited number of participants, although you must bring your own laptop to participate
  • Depending on the workshop organizer, example data and licenses are provided

Contact us

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

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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