The Third Kazan Summer School on Chemoinformatics (KSSCI2017) was held in Kazan, Russia, from 5th to 7th July 2017.

The Book of abstracts accepted for presentation in 3rd Kazan Summer School on Chemoinformatics is available under the link.


Every 2 years, Kazan Summer School on Chemoinformatics welcomes young scientists from all over the world for learning basics of chemoinformatics and related disciplines, having tutorials on “gold standard” software, and discussing the scientific and industrial achievements.

The Chemoinformatics is a new and highly demanded multidisciplinary domain of modern chemistry, that is on the intersection of chemistry, biology, mathematics and informatics. The main aims of this domain are storing and management of chemical information and its applying to create compounds, reactions and materials having desired features.

Chemoinformatics is widely used to create new drugs for medical and veterinary purposes, as well as innovative materials, catalysts, reagents for the chemical industry. Despite the large potential demand for specialists in Chemoinformatics, educational programs of this discipline in Russia are not yet quite developed. In 2012 in Kazan Federal University (KFU) the Master program of Chemoinformatics has been opened, which has now become the third active educational program of Chemoinformatics in the world. In Russia, similar programs were recently opened in ITMO University (Saint-Peterburg) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Moscow).

This School is the Third Summer School on Chemoinformatics in Kazan, the first one took place in 2013 and united about 90 participants from 7 countries. 12 lectures, 4 tutorials and 10 oral reports were presented in the School. The Second Kazan Summer School on Chemoinformatics attracted more than 100 participants from 16 countries. 19 lectures, 4 tutorials and 4 oral reports were presented there.

KSSCI2017 aimed to create the conditions for training specialists of Chemoinformatics in Russia, as well as to create an educational and scientific environment for scientists, pharmaceutical and chemical industry representatives, IT specialists and software developers.

The main topics of the School are:

  • Basics of chemoinformatics and QSAR approaches,

  • Sources of chemical information, its storage and retrieval,

  • SAR/QSAR/QSPR modeling,

  • Structure-based drug design.

Program of the event includes:

  • Lectures of world-leaders in chemoinformatics

  • Plenary presentations on cutting-edge approaches

  • Oral reports about personal achievements of young participants

  • Poster session

  • Tutorials


  • Alex Tropsha (University of North Carolina, USA)

  • Alexandre Varnek (University of Strasbourg, France)

  • Igor Baskin (Moscow State University, Russia)

  • Vladimir Poroikov (Institute of Biomedical Chemistry, Russia)

  • Dragos Horvath (CNRS, France)

  • Hanoch Senderowitz (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

  • Gilles Marcou (University of Strasbourg, France)

  • Pavel Polishchuk (Univerity of Olomouc, Czech Republic)

  • Pavel Yakovlev (BIOCAD, Russia)

  • Vitaly Solov’ev (Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russia)

  • Vladimir Sulimov (Moscow State University, Russia)

  • Pavel Vassiliev (Volgograd State Medical University, Russia)


The event was held in A.M. Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia.


English is the official language of the event.

Contact Information:

Scientific Secretary Dr. Timur I. Madzhidov (Kazan Federal University, Russia) E-mail: timur.madzhidov@kpfu.ru timur.madzhidov@kpfu.ru

Tel: +7 (843) 233-73-71

Participant contacts We invite the participants of KSSCI2017 to fill the table of participants contacts.


Scientific supervisor:

Professor Alexandre VARNEK

Chairman of the Organizing Committee:

Professor Igor ANTIPIN

Scientific Secretary:


Local Committee:

  • Dr. Nugmanov Ramil

  • Dr. M.A. Kazymova

  • V.A. Afonina

  • T.R. Gimadiev

  • Dr. N.I. Ivanova

  • N.R. Khafizov

  • B.B. Sattarov

  • Dr. S.A. Neklyudov


All photos from KSSCI2017