The OpenTox Euro 2014 meeting takes place 22 - 24 September in Athens, Greece. The meeting will be co-sponsored by ToxBank and eNanoMapper.
The theme of this year's meeting is industrial and regulatory application of predictive toxicology and includes sessions on read across, integrated testing strategies, systems biology, metabolism, nano safety, data resource management, visualisation and analysis.
The meeting program will include reviewed abstracts for talks and posters and interactive workshop activities and knowledge café discussions.
The OpenTox USA 2013 community meeting on innovative developments and
applications in predictive toxicology will take place in RTP, North
Carolina 29 - 30 October. The meeting is being organised as a
collaboration between OpenTox and ToxBank.
The meeting provides an opportunity for researchers to learn about best
practices and new applications in data management, modelling and
analysis applied for predictive toxicology and risk assessment purposes.
Abstracts for the poster session are being accepted through 31 August.
On behalf of the OpenTox USA 2013 Organising Committee,
we look forward to seeing you in Raleigh-Durham.
Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect)
Scott Auerbach (NIEHS)
Rusty Thomas (Hamner Institutes)
Asish Mohapatra (Health Canada)
OpenTox USA 2013
Hamner Conference Center, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
29 - 30 October
Topics: data management, in silico modelling and application
development, integrated data analysis, biokinetics, cheminformatics,
bioinformatics, weight of evidence, risk assessment.
Abstract submissions should be completed by 30 April for consideration for the conference program and bursary awards. Poster abstracts will continue to be accepted through 30 June, to be eligible for meeting-based review and innovation merit awards.
For those of you in the community interested in closer involvement with OpenTox development and application use cases, joining related new initiatives and proposals, discussing our collaborating more closely with your own project, taking a leadership role etc., please feel free to contact me with your interests and motivations, and we could for example have a chat via Skype, get introduced and discuss your needs or ideas.
Contact Barry Hardy in his role as OpenTox Coordinator at Barry.Hardy !-(at)-* douglasconnect.com
When I started the eCheminfo community of practice in late 2003 we focused initially on using the approach of virtual conferencing and communications to get the community started. More recently I have given more attention to developing face-to-face conference and workshop activity and initiating collaborative research. While on this journey it has been personally rewarding to have met and made contact with hundreds of scientists in the international community and to additionally be involved in supporting their networking, career development and research in drug design, discovery and modelling. It has also been rewarding to have just met so many great people and to have had the chance to interact with them, be it on a computer, in a workshop exercise, or on a punt trying to get down the river as we usually do when we are in Oxford. So far we seem to be better on computer-based physics than boat physics!
And so I have come full circle and can see the need to prioritise the virtual community aspects of eCheminfo further again, to support the continuation of all these worthwhile interactions in the community. So LinkedIn is one place to start. I have been on there for some years and we have had a group area, but have not really done much with it. It has primarily been useful for some introductions between people. However recent feature additions for discussion, posting of news, job announcements etc. have been added, so it seems worthwhile to try using it more for supporting continuing interactions in the community. So I am initiating today invitations to the eCheminfo community to join us there for discussion, news and networking on what is happening in the world of drug discovery informatics, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, etc. Use of the group is intended for scientific and professional exchange purposes only. As included in our mission we encourage cross-disciplinary cross-sector participation so from medicinal chemists in the pharmaceutical industry through toxicologists in government institutes through PhD students working on their modelling research problems are welcome!
To request joining the eCheminfo LinkedIn group please follow the following link and introduce yourself with a group joining request: