The University of Vienna (UNIVIE) encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, ranging from theology, jurisprudence, economics, computer science, to the humanities and to the social and natural sciences. The Pharmacoinformatics Research Group is part of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry , Division of Drug Design and Medicinal Chemistry. The groups’ expertise lies on multi-dimensional annotation, structural modelling of proteins, structure-based drug design, chemometric and in silico chemogenomic methods, statistical modelling and machine learning approaches for development of predictive computational systems (esp. for transporters and ion channels). In recent years, integration and mining of open data sources for answering complex drug-discovery related research questions became an increasingly important topic. Especially the generation of data mining workflows as well as knowledge on toxicity prediction and liver transporters will be of special use for the underlying proposal.

UNIVIE participates in the following projects:

Open PHACTS – The Open Pharmacological Concepts Triple Store; IMI project; UNIVIE academic coordinator. SFB35 – Transmembrane transporter in health and disease; special research cluster funded by Austrian Science Fund; sub project #2: The molecular basis of drug-transporter interaction. EuToxRisk – An Integrated European ‘Flagship’ Program Driving Mechanism-based. Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st Century; H2020 project. eTOX – Integrating bioinformatics and chemoinformatics approaches for the development of expert systems allowing the in silico prediction of toxicities; IMI project. K4DD – Kinetics for drug discovery; IMI project.