Master in Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemoinformatics


Master in Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemoinformatics


The MSc double degree in Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemoinformatics combines advanced training in organic chemistry with a specialization in computational methods. It is associated with the Erasmus Mundus "ChemoinformaticsPlus" programme, which is aimed at excellent students from different backgrounds of chemistry and different cultures. This program trains chemoinformatics experts able to develop new methods and adapt them to different situations and in international environments.

Chemoinformatics is a major discipline in theoretical chemistry, using artificial intelligence and data sciences to tackle current social and innovation challenges in chemistry. It concerns the development, creation, organization, storage, dissemination, analysis, visualization and use of chemical information. Within the last 20 years, Chemoinformatics has become a cornerstone for the chemical industry.

Chemoinformaticians are first and foremost chemists, with an experimental practice of Chemistry. Therefore, this Master program provides high level training in chemical analysis, intelligent development of new drugs and biomaterials, interaction of drugs with biological systems, design of new materials, efficient and sustainable synthetic methodologies; and in theoretical chemistry and chemoinformatics, computer sciences and data sciences. The program includes lectures and tutorials on chemoinformatics, molecular modeling, quantum chemistry as well as software programming and database management. Recent developments in statistics and machine learning, specifically big data and artificial intelligence, are also addressed.

Career opportunities

The ChemoinformaticsPlus degree opens professional perspectives to the graduated students in various fields. As chemoinformaticians, they can start an academic career in research or teaching through the doctoral schools of the members of the consortium and prepare a PhD. They can also work as data and software engineers, specialized in chemical applications. Typical jobs are researcher, teacher, application scientist, software developer, data scientist, software quality controller, project manager, consultant or sales representative.




Portuguese students: 1250 €/year
International students: 7000 €/year

Students accepted in the ChemoinformaticsPlus Erasmus Mundus programme don’t pay fees.


Entrance requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:


Course coordinator:

Professor Luísa Pinto Ferreira

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is a permanent organic unity of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, devoted to teaching, to scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Chemistry Department (DQ, founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation in education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Applied Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began.

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