Use and applications of QSAR and read-across
— Fanny Boisleve, Responsible of Fragrances and Fragrance materials Safety assessment at CHANEL (posted in LinkedIn in July 2020)
During the Covid period, with my team we had the opportunity to experiment a very good training with ToxNavigation to better understand how we can use QSAR and read-across.
It was wonderfully organized and managed by Peter and Elena.
Intensive courses with exercises, which were helpful to test knowledges and start practices.
The 5 sessions were recorded and they are part of the tool provided by ToxNavigation. That is a very useful tool ! When 2 weeks later you are alone face to the tool and you don’t remember where you have to click to collect the data, you are happy to watch again this part of the training!
The Company Specific course is for up to five attendees and based on the standard "Use and
Applications of QSAR and Read-across" course.
The company specific course has these additional benefits from our standard course:
The content can be modified to include relevant chemistry and toxicology endpoints
Allows the attendees the freedom to ask confidential questions to the tutor
The convenience of choosing the dates on which the course is run.
The course can be run either on-site over two days or as a video live-streamed course
of 12.5 hours split into five 2.5 hour sessions.
For both on-site and live streamed courses, the sessions are recorded and delivered to the attendees along with all materials related to the course. Finally, the trainer is available at any time during the session or afterwards to answer your course-related questions.
A certificate of attendance is also available upon request.
Optimal involvement and interactions between the trainer and the trainees are ensured by limiting the number of attendees to 5 per class. The trainees are encouraged to interact, ask and answer questions with the other trainees and trainer.
The trainer, Dr. Elena Fioravanzo, is a qualified chemist and a well-recognized scientific investigator in computational chemistry and computational toxicology. She has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and in providing training on approaches and on specific software.
The price of the course would depends on the amount of requested bespoke preparation but would start from £3,250 per course
To ensure the quality of the training and to allow all the participants to meet their goals the number of attendees is limited to 20. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Session 1 - 2 hours - Searching for chemical data and evaluate structural similarity
Substance, chemical structure, identifiers
Molecular descriptors I
Practical examples will be demonstrated using: ChemSpider, OECD QSAR ToolBox, COSMOS DB, ChemTunes•ToxGPS©, AMBIT
At the end of this session you'll be able to:
Search chemical databases using a identifier, a chemical structure or a chemical substructure
Calculate molecular descriptors
Calculate structural similarity