Life Science

Online certification courses

Level up your skillset with hands-on, online molecular modeling courses using industry-leading technology.

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Available Life Science
certification courses

PyMOL Course Featured Image Life Science
Visualizing science with PyMOL 3

Learn how to unlock the power of movie making in PyMOL

Introduction to Molecular Modeling for Drug Discovery Life Science
Introduction to molecular modeling in drug discovery

Protein preparation, ligand docking, collaborative design, and other fundamentals of small molecule drug discovery with Maestro and LiveDesign

Antibody Modeling Online Course Life Science
Introduction to computational antibody engineering

Structure-based workflows for assessing and improving the developability, stability, affinity, and ‘humanness’ of antibody therapeutics with BioLuminate

Molecular Modeling for Materials Science: Pharmaceutical Formulations Life Science
Molecular modeling for materials science applications: Pharmaceutical formulations

Molecular and periodic quantum mechanics, all atom molecular dynamics, and coarse-grained approaches for studying active pharmaceutical ingredients and their formulations

High-Throughput Virtual Screening for Hit Finding and Evaluation Life Science
High-throughput virtual screening for hit finding & evaluation

Computational target analysis as well as best practices for both structure-based and ligand-based virtual screening of large ligand libraries

Free Energy Calculation for Drug Design with FEP+ Life Science
Free energy calculations for drug design with FEP+

Running, analyzing, and troubleshooting relative binding FEP+ calculations for small molecule lead optimization

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Why sign up?

Software and Support Access
Software and Support Access

Enrollment in a Schrödinger Online Course includes access to Schrödinger software and support.

Flexible Asynchronous Learning
Flexible Asynchronous Learning

Courses are entirely asynchronous so you can participate at your preferred pace.

Guided Case Study
Guided Case Study

Participants complete a case study at the end of each course to demonstrate mastery of the material.

Certificate and Badge Achievement
Certificate and Badge Achievement

Upon completion, you will receive a Schrödinger certificate and badge for your CV.

What our participants say

“I definitely learned more about molecular modeling and feeling excited for this field to grow more. I also feel like I leveled up as a medicinal chemist with the ability to use Maestro in my back pocket.”
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Tom LuongPTC Therapeutics
“I feel that I can start using Maestro for my research and feel relatively confident in the data I will be able to generate with it.”
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Gesine VeitsC4 Therapeutics
“The course videos are well-prepared, easy to follow, and informative. I learned new concepts even though I have been in this field for almost 30 years.”
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Michael WaltersResearch Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
“The final case study assignment was especially fun, and I learned a lot from the instructor feedback I received.”
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Heidi HendricksonAssociate Professor of Chemistry, Lafayette College
“A great opportunity to gain hands – on experience in this interesting field, to gain insights into this area, and to see things from many different angles!”
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Sayan MondalGraduate Student
“Clear explanations of molecular modeling problems made difficult tasks very easy to complete. I had many aha moments and instantly knew what to do.”
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Anna DudekPostdoctoral Researcher, Chang Gung Medical Foundation
“The course let me talk confidentially about molecular modeling and what it can do. For me, this was a nice experience which left me with many ideas for applying molecular modeling in the research area of our department, not only for me but also for my colleagues.”
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Graduate Student
“The depth of knowledge, practical insights, and hands-on experience [the course] provided were truly remarkable. It has opened up new doors of opportunity and expanded my horizons. Thank you for this incredible learning experience!”
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Zunaira AmjadPhD Candidate, Silesian University of Technology

Frequently asked questions

How much do the online courses cost?

Pricing varies by each course and by the participant type. For students wishing to take these courses, we offer a student price of $140 for introductory courses, $290 for the Materials Science bundle, and $825 for advanced courses. For commercial participants, the course price is $545 for introductory courses and $1365 for advanced courses and bundles.

When does the course start?

The courses run on sessions, which range from 3-6 week periods during which the course and access to software are available to participants. You can find the course session and start dates on each course page.

What time are the lectures?

Once the course session begins, all lectures are asynchronous and you can view the self-paced videos, tutorials, and assignments at your convenience.

How could I pay for this course?

Interested participants can pay for the course by completing their registration and using the credit card portal for an instant sign up. Please note that a credit card is required as we do not accept debit cards. Additionally, we can provide a purchase order upon request, please email online-learning@schrodinger.com if you are interested in this option.

How can I preview the course before registering?
Are there any scholarship opportunities available for students?

Schrödinger is committed to supporting students with limited resources. Schrödinger’s mission is to improve human health and quality of life by transforming the way therapeutics and materials are discovered. Schrödinger proudly supports the next generation of scientists. We have created a scholarship program that is open to full-time students or post-docs to students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a statement of support from the academic advisor. Please complete the application form if you qualify for our scholarship program!

Will material still be available after a course ends?

While access to the software will end when the course closes, some of the material within the course (slides, papers, and tutorials) are available for download so that you can refer back to it after the course. Other materials, such as videos, quizzes, and access to the software, will only be available for the duration of the course.

Do I need access to the software to be able to do the course? Do I have to purchase the software separately?

For the duration of the course, you will have access to a web-based version of Maestro, Bioluminate, Materials Science Maestro and/or LiveDesign (depending on the course). You do not have to separately purchase access to any software. While access to the software will end when the course closes, some of the material within the course (slides, papers, and tutorials) are available for download so that you can refer back to it after the course. Other materials, such as videos, quizzes, and access to the software, will only be available for the duration of the course. Please note that Schrödinger software is only to be used for course-related purposes.

Additional Resources

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Teaching with Schrödinger

Connect your students to industry-leading molecular modeling software through a web-based platform. Incorporate molecular modeling in the classroom.