[ 993TALSALSV20 ] VL Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Artificial Intelligence G√ľnter Klambauer 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Artificial Intelligence 2021W
Objectives This course presents artificial intelligence methods in Life Sciences, concretely in drug discovery, pharmacology, toxicology and bioinformatics. The course will demonstrate the application and use of machine learning in Life Sciences, with the focus on the field of small molecules and drug design. Both theoretical foundations of methods as well as basics of the implementation of those will be given.
  • Basic machine learning (ML) methods in Life Sciences
  • Molecular representations
  • QSAR, chemoinformatics, virtual screening, bioassays
  • ML methods for drug target, activity and toxicity prediction
  • Generative models for molecules
  • Models for chemical reactions
  • Deep neural networks for genomic and transcriptomic data
  • Interpretability
  • Machine learning applications for biological images
Criteria for evaluation Exam, assignments
Methods Presentations, blackboard, code examples, discussion
Language English
Study material Lecture notes, presentation slides, code
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 993TALSALSU20: UE Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences (1.5 ECTS) equivalent to
993TALSALSK19: KV Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment