Workshop - Topics

The 16th International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR2014) in Environmental and Health Sciences will bring together experimentalists and modellers from industry, academia and regulators. It will be a place to share information and viewpoints on emerging research results and tools related to (Q)SARs and data analysis for cosmetics, pesticides, nanomaterials and drugs, giving attention to regulatory context and improvement strategies. The scope of the workshop is not limited to, but involves the following active research areas:

Society applications

  • QSAR and REACH
  • QSAR and cosmetics
  • QSAR for food safety
  • Regulatory use of QSAR
  • QSAR for nanomaterials
  • QSAR for predicting toxicity of drugs
  • QSAR methods for prioritization of chemicals
  • QSAR within the weight of evidence strategy
  • Feedback from users
  • Future perspectives of QSAR

Scientific applications and developments

  • Integrating ADME predictions into predictive toxicology
  • Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models
  • QSAR and Adverse Outcome Pathways
  • Modelling environmental toxicity and fate
  • Models for chronic toxicity
  • Models for organ level effects
  • Models for pesticides

Improved methods

  • Discovery rules for toxicity
  • Consensus of QSAR models
  • Novel QSAR approaches
  • Integrating Read-Across and QSAR
  • Toxicology data, curation and mining
  • Uncertainty assessment of QSAR models
  • Chemoinformatics and software solutions for modelling and decision support