Education & Outreach

This page summarizes our main educational activities, including our open teaching platform, the main courses taught at the Freie Universität (FU) and Charité, as well as other miscellaneous activities (Outreach).


TeachOpenCADD is a teaching platform offering tutorials on central topics in cheminformatics and structural bioinformatics. The tutorials contain theoretical background and practical implementations using open source data and software. Implementations are available in two formats: Python-based Jupyter notebooks and GUI-based KNIME workflows.

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CADD Courses & Seminars @ UdS

We offer courses and seminars focused mainly on data driven drug design embedded in the Center for Bioinformatics at Saarland University. We also supervise students from bioinformatics, as well as computer and life sciences, in diverse individual research projects.

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CADD Courses & Seminars @ FU

We teach diverse courses and seminars (Bachelor and Master levels) in the Bioinformatics program at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and supervise students in different individual projects.

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AI in Medicine @ Charité

Artificial intelligence is a key technology in computer science, the success of which continues to spread and is by no means limited to computer science and mathematics. The goal of this course is to familiarize medical students with this new technology and to demonstrate various applications in medical research.

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Library @ UdS

Welcome to our group library page! Here, we collect the books or resources in the field of drug design and cheminformatics available in either hard copy or eBook formats.

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The Volkamer Lab is involved in several recurrent events that aim to foster the research networks in the fields of computer-aided drug design, structural bioinformatics or cheminformatics.


struc2drug is a bimonthly seminar series promoting the exchange between researchers in the interdisciplinary field of structural biology and drug development in Berlin.

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