Following the opening course in 2014 and three succeeding successful courses in 2015–2017, we were very proud that the fifth course in 2018 was organized in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, in the beautiful campus of the Weizmann Institute. In 2018, we introduced a new name for the event: Prague–Weizmann School on Drug Discovery. School number six, held in Prague in 2019, was a great success. Due to the pandemic situation, the 7th summer school, organized in 2021 in Rehovot, was held on-line. Despite the dificult on-line formate but also thanks to it, the school was attended by more than 400 students from 44 countries around the world.

Registration is now open for the 8th school, this time back in Prague, Czech Republic and the plan is to organize it as an in-person event.

The School on Drug Discovery is organized by the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague, ( and the Weizmann Institute of Science (, Rehovot.

The Summer School gives a broad overview on the advances in the drug discovery process, from basic science to the production process development. As in previous years, the attendants are welcome to present their research in the form of poster presentations.

The Summer School is intended mainly for PhD students and postdocs. Expert speakers from major international pharma and biotech companies as well as academia will cover, among others, these areas:

  1. Target discovery
  2. Structure and in silico based drug design
  3. Medicinal chemistry – general chemical approaches
  4. Lead structure characterization
  5. Preclinical and clinical development
  6. Principles and examples of commercial drug development cycle

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Prague in September 2022.

Radek Cibulka, Martin Fusek and Petra Ménová
Local Organizing Committee



A scholarship will be granted to a total of 15 participants in the form of a FREE REGISTRATION.

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to the e-mail: before June 1st, 2022. The selection will be made by the Scientific Committee and the participants will be informed by June 30th 2022 at the latest.



We would like to encourage participants to present their research in the form of a poster presentation. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all contributions and award the BEST POSTER.

Please send your abstract to

Deadline to sent your abstract is postponed to July 17, 2022.