The master in Chemoinformatics of the University of Strabourg is a two years training (Master 1 Physical Informatics Analytical Chemistry and Materials, then Master 2 Chemoinformatics) accessible to candidates with a License diploma in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Pharmacy.

The start of the year (Chemoinformatics and In Silico Drug Design) will be the 01/09/2021 at 11am in room 401N in the Tour de Chimie on the Esplanade Campus.



Chemoinformatics is a new field which is quickly evolving. It concerns the development, creation, organization, storage, sharing, analysis, visualization and use of chemical information. Nowadays, the specific methods of Chemoinformatics has become an essential part of the development of new compounds, material and processes.

The master follows the DESS Informatics applied to Chemistry (« DESS Infochimie »). Created at the Faculty of Chemistry of the former ULP (today University of Strasbourg) in 2001, this training is acknowledged at national and worldwide levels. Thus, the first textbook in this field (J. Gasteiger, T. Engel, Chemoinformatics, 2003, WILEY-VCH, 649 pp.) only mentions 4 universities in the world (2 in the UK, 1 in the USA and the Strasbourg University) that have initiated the Chemoinformatics teachings. Today, the master in Chemoinformatics in the only one in Europe offering a complete training in the field.


This master aims at training specialists for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industry, with strong skills in chemistry, basic computer science and specific chemoinformatics methods. Supervision is carried by researchers and professors specialized in chemistry, computer science and chemoinformatics, as well as industrial working in the field.

Know-how and skills

The teaching program include specialized chemistry lectures covering some aspects of Chemoinformatics (quantum chemistry, molecular modelling) or its applications (drug chemistry, chemistry of materials, supramolecular chemistry). Students will acquire basics skills in computer science (operating systems, programming langages, internet), storing and processing of data (databases, data mining) and specific skills in chemoinformatics (in silico structures representation, chemical databases, structure-property methods, theoretical combinatorial chemistry, virtual screening). An internship of 5-6 months will be done in the industry (“professional” specialization) or in a laboratory (“research” specialization).


This master program is part of a broader educational system that includes double international diplomas and introductory short courses for professionals.

International diploma

The Master in Chemoinformatics can be prepared in double degree with a university abroad. It represents one year studying abroad in the partner university and one year at the University of Strasbourg in the Master of Chemoinformatics. The candidate receives a title from both universities.

The following double diploma are open:

  • University Milan 1, Milan (Italie)
  • University NOVA of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal)
  • University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Kazan Federal University, Kazan (Russia)
  • ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
  • Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv (Israël)

Two short training sessions are proposed:

These training session are currently being redesigned and will be open again in 2020.

Summer School in Chemoinformatics

A summer school is organized every two years. Internationally renowned specialists are invited to give lectures on the latest developments in Chemoinformatics. Practical sessions are organized. The 7th school will take place from June 29 to July 3, 2020 (web site: http://infochim.u-strasbg.fr/spip.php?rubrique259).

The master Chemoinformatics welcome the students of the master In Silico Drug Design (Université Paris-Diderot/Université de Strasbourg) for their first semester.

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