6ADD workshop/challenge (30.1.-3.2.2023) is focused on using in silico tools and approaches in drug design. We will cover both structure-based drug design (molecular docking, molecular dynamics, structural bioinformatics tools) and ligand-based drug design (QSAR, pharmacophores, deep learning) with lectures and on-hand tutorials. Last day you can try your skills on the ligand selection challenge.

Invited lecturers

prof. Thierry Langer (UniVie), prof. Johannes Kirchmair (UniVie), prof. Dan Svozil (UCT), dr. Maria Matveieva (UCT), dr. Olena Mokshyna (IOCB), dr. Semen Yesilevskii (IOCB)

Lecturers and Organizers

doc. Karel Berka, dr. Pavel Polishchuk, Alina Kutlushina, Aleksandra Ivanova, dr. Václav Bazgier, Kateřina Storchmannová, Dominik Martinát, Anna Špačková (UPOL)


The meeting will be in a hybrid format. Lectures and tutorial files will be available online, but the on-hand tutorials and challenge will be only on-site. 

Register at https://forms.gle/e2ctbUF8RebqThyH7 

Registration is open till 31st December 2022 or till the filling up of space.

Attendance of the event is free of charge. The lecture room holds up to 36 seats. Registrations with poster presentations will be prioritized.


Palacky University Olomouc (UPOL)

Faculty of Science

tř. 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc 77900, Czech Republic

rooms 3.002 (tutorials/challenge), 3.003 (lectures)


A detailed final program will be announced later.

The meeting starts on Monday at noon and ends on Friday afternoon after the challenge.


Try to solve our Ligand selection problem – will you be able to find the actives from the ligand pool or generate a new one?

Participation in the Challenge is an exam requirement for Advanced Rational Drug Design (KFC/ADD – 4 ECTS credits)

Course Materials

The language of the event is English. All course material will be available on this webpage.

Materials from previous workshops are available at
https://old.fch.upol.cz/en/research/conferences-workshops/5add/, or
https://old.fch.upol.cz/en/research/conferences-workshops/4add/, or
at our YouTube channel


Participants can present their own research through a poster session. Abstract registration will open in December.

Poster abstracts are linked below.

List of Registered Participants

Once you will know that you cannot arrive, please tell us, so we can accept those on the reserve list. 

Cost and Accommodation

There is no registration fee, also coffee breaks and partially workshop dinner is covered by our sponsors.

Accommodation is not provided by the organizers, but here are several places for consideration depending on your budget:

Accommodation and Dining Services of the Palacky University – https://skm.upol.cz/en/  – ~300-1000 CZK/night

Long Story Short Hostel – http://www.longstoryshort.cz/  – ~400-1000 CZK/night

Hotel Arigone – http://www.arigone.cz/en/ – ~2 300 CZK/night

and, of course, there is plenty of AirBnB places in “UNESCO jewel” city of Olomouc – https://www.airbnb.cz/s/Olomouc–%C4%8Cesk%C3%A1-republika 


If you have any questions, please send them to karel.berka@upol.cz