Academic License

Key Points

  • Academic licenses are free of charge with professor (or laboratory director) signature
  • We ask that you cite appropriately
  • We can arrange training workshops
  • Tutorial videos and manuals available for reference

Visit our Resources page for FAQs, information about software requirements, online tutuorials and manuals, and more.


When reporting results with our programs, please cite the following publications:

Labarre, A., Stille, J., Burai-Patrascu, M., Martins, A., Pottel, J., Moitessier, N. Docking Ligands into Flexible and Solvated Macromolecules. 8. Forming New Bonds – Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (2022), 62, 1061-1077 Link

Moitessier N., Pottel J., Therrien E., Englebienne P., Liu Z., Tomberg A., Corbeil C.R. Medicinal Chemistry Projects Requiring Imaginative Structure-Based Drug Design Methods Acc. Chem. Res.  (2016), 49 (9), 1646-1657 Link

Corbeil C.R., Englebienne P., Moitessier N. Docking ligands into flexible and solvated macromolecules. 1. Development and validation of FITTED 1.0  J. Chem. Inf. Model.  (2007), 47, 2, 435-449 Link


Campagna-Slater V., Pottel J., Therrien E., Cantin L.-D., Moitessier N. Development of a computational tool to rival experts in the prediction of sites of metabolism of xenobiotics by P450s  J. Chem. Inf. Model. (2012), 52, 9, 2471-2483 Link

FORECASTER and other tools (SELECT, REDUCE, …)

Therrien E., Englebienne P., Arrowsmith A.G., Mendoza-Sanchez R., Corbeil C.R., Weill N., Campagna-Slater V., Moitessier N. Integrating medicinal chemistry, organic/combinatorial chemistry, and computational chemistry for the discovery of selective estrogen receptor modulators with FORECASTER, a novel platform for drug discovery J. Chem. Inf. Model. (2012), 52, 1, 210-224 Link


Pottel J., Moitessier N. Customizable Generation of Synthetically Accessible, Local Chemical Subspaces J. Chem. Inf. Model.  (2017), 2017, 57, 454-467 Link


Burai-Patrascu, M., Pottel, J., Pinus, S., Bezanson, M., Norrby, P-O., Moitessier, N. From Desktop to Benchtop – A Paradigm Shift in Asymmetric Synthesis Nature Catalysis (2020), 3, 574-584 Link

Corbeil C.R., Thielges S., Schwartzentruber J.A., Moitessier N. Toward a computational tool predicting the stereochemical outcome of asymmetric reactions: Development and application of a rapid and accurate program based on organic principles Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. (2008), 47, 14, 2635-2638 Link


Pottel J., Moitessier N. Single-Point Mutation with a Rotamer Library Toolkit: Toward Protein Engineering J. Chem. Inf. Model. (2015), 55, 12, 2657-2671 Link

Academic License Request

To download the FORECASTER and VIRTUAL CHEMIST platform for academic purposes please fill out the online version of our license agreement and send it to us below.

Note that a Professor or group leader must sign the agreement. Any email received or license agreement filled using hotmail, gmail and similar addresses rather than a professional email address will not be processed, and links provided in such emails will not be used. After we receive the signed license agreement, you will be granted the permissions to the privileged download section.

Additional users (other than group leader) and their status:

First and Last Name

First and Last Name

First and Last Name

First and Last Name

Description of research for which FORECASTER and/or VIRTUAL CHEMIST are to be used (e.g., protein/nucleic acid targeted; disease targeted; funding; virtual screening or one-by-one docking; representative publications from your group...):

Please note that the person submitting this form MUST be a professor or a laboratory director. After submitting the form, a member of our team will contact you in the following days.