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Helmholtz Zentrum München

Institute of Structural Biology

big data in chemistry + informatics = chemoinformatics

The increasing volume of biomedical data in chemistry and life sciences requires development of new methods and approaches for their analysis.  This growth contributes to the increasing size of the market for big data, which currently develops six times faster than the overall IT sector, that itself is the driving force for our Information Age era. However, the specialized educational programmes in this area are currently limited and fragmented thus restraining its development.

The BIGCHEM project is a Horizon 2020 MSC ITN EID project, started 01-01-2016, providing innovative education in large chemical data analysis. The innovative research program will be implemented with the target users, large pharma companies and SMEs, which generate and analyze large chemical data as well as will promote technology transfer from academy to industrial applications.

The project will train ten Early Stage Researchers (ESR). Each ESR will spend at least 50% of time with industrial partners and will be employed for 36 months in total.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676434.


Helmholtz Zentrum München
Institute of Structural Biology
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Field of Activity:
Research & Education