Prof Mark Cronin

Professor, Liverpool John Moores University

Mark Cronin is Professor of Predictive Toxicology at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Liverpool, England. He has more than 30 years' experience, 250 publications and four books in the application of in silico approaches to predicting the toxicity and fate of chemicals as well as in the development of integrated testing strategies for identifying alternatives to whole-animal toxicity testing. His current research includes the application of chemical grouping and read-across to assessing human health and environmental endpoints, particularly the linking of adverse outcome pathways to category formation. Current projects include EU IMI eTranSafe and iPiE, the in3 Marie Curie ITN and activities towards the development of the OECD (Q)SAR Application Toolbox. He is co-ordinator of the COSMOS DataShare Initiative, as well as having many collaborations with industry and regulatory agencies. Publications

Dr Judith Madden

Reader, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Judith Madden is a Reader in Molecular Design in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). She completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry and pharmacology (University of Sheffield), a Ph D in computer-aided drug development (LJMU) and post-doctoral research in the area of pharmacokinetics (University of Manchester). Drawing on this diverse background she now applies in silico modelling to predict the effects of chemicals on humans and environmental species. Research is directed towards understanding and predicting not only the interaction between a chemical and a biological target, at the molecular level, but also the potential of a chemical to reach a relevant target. Hence, her research also encompasses prediction of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) properties. She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching, on both undergraduate and postgraduate university courses, as well as a wide range of external courses designed to meet the needs of those from academia, industry and the regulatory sector. Publications

Dr Elena Fioravanzo

Computational chemist and toxicologist, ToxNavigation

Elena is a highly competent consultant to research and development driven organizations for chemoinformatics and a well-recognized scientific investigator in computational chemistry and computational toxicology. She has more than 20 years of experience in employing computational methods to better understand chemicals' properties for investigating chemical problems of different nature: drug discovery, organic chemistry, biochemistry, material science, and nanotechnology.