Use and applications of QSAR and read-across
— Kai Zwingenberger, Medical Director, CSL Behring Inc
"I am doing a lot of predictions at the moment and the course has really helped me in terms of getting familiar with new free tools and given me more confidence to understand predictions".
"Excellent timing, very good supporting materials. A fair and balanced review of public domain versus proprietary resources ... it is excellent value for money."
— Michaela Benton, Researcher Regulatory Affairs,
Crop Protection Division, Battelle UK
"I highly recommend these courses, they are really well taught and I've gained some really useful insights and key knowledge needs in these areas"
— Jason Manton, Principal Toxicologist, Penman Consulting
(posted in LinkedIn)
"It was wonderfully organized and managed by Peter and Elena.
Intensive courses with exercises, which were helpful to test knowledges and start practices."
— Fanny Boisleve, Responsible of Fragrances and Fragrance materials Safety assessment at CHANEL (posted in LinkedIn)
— Niranjana Krishnan, USA
12.5 hours split into five sessions run over three and two consecutive days for two weeks.
from 14:00 to 16:30 (UK time zone) every day on:
5, 6, 7, 12, 13 October 2021
Early bird registration fee: £660 + VAT (deadline 2 week before chosen course)
Full registration fee: £760 + VAT
This course is suitable for toxicologists, chemists, cheminformatic scientists and regulatory specialists wishing to learn more about computational toxicology for internal risk assessment as well as for regulatory purposes. It also provides a good grounding for scientists and analytical chemists involved in silico assessment of mutagenicity and skin sensitisation for drug impurities / extractables and leachables under ICH M7.
Breaking down the whole course into short sessions over consecutive days allows you to consolidate what you have learned before the next session and allows you to formulate considered questions. The timing of the course allows for at least 30 minutes of questions per session.
In addition to the attendance on the live streaming, you receive a copy of the recording for your personal use and all the material 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.
A new addition to the curriculum for 2021:
Once the course is completed and you have had a chance to practice, you can schedule a 30 minute one-to-one tutorial to get answers to any outstanding questions you may have uncovered. This is provided free of cost.
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.
To ensure the quality of the training and to allow all the participants to meet their goals the number of attendees is limited to 5 per class. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
To reserve your place or ask for information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
More course feedback from our attendees
"Thank you a lot for ToxNavigation Team for organising this valuable, focused and very interactive training course. It provided very good basis to start applying QSAR and read-across for risk assessment purposes. Many compliments for organising truly interactive atmosphere and addressing many questions from the audience."
Iwona Wilk-Zasadna, Scientific Quality Leader Biopharmaceuticals, CSL (posted in LinkedIn)
"Really good lectures and learning materials!"
James Radcliffe, Regulatory Toxicologist, Penman Consulting (posted in LinkedIn)
"Really helpful in explaining the OECD Toolbox – I now feel much more confident in using it. I learnt a lot on QSAR and read across. Good resources to take away."
"I liked the opportunity to ask questions."
"Great course and I can’t wait to put my learning into practice. It worked really well as a virtual course"