Topic 2 - Clustering and machine learning

In this part of the course, you will be introduced to molecular fingerprints and how these are used in similarity searches and clustering algorithms. Following this, you will be introduced to QSAR and learn to build a number of machine learning models in Google Colab.

Prepare yourself:

In order to make full use of this lessons, it is highly recommended to prepare yourselves by first having a look at the following movies:

Then have a thorough read of these papers:

Course manuals:



In order to get acquainted with all the concepts that have been covered, these Google Colab links allow you to do some exercises:


For those that are interested in machine learning for drug discovery, this paper provides an excellent review of the current state-of-the-art on this topic:

When finished, it is time to move to the third topic of this course: