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2007 International Science Forum on Computational Toxicology

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May 22, 2007 Recap

May 22 - Day 2 of the International Science Forum on Computational Toxicology allowed 450 participants to select topics of interest in two concurrent tracks. The sessions showed the multi-disciplinary and international nature of computational toxicology; each session was co-chaired by one EPA and one non-EPA scientist and featured at least one presenter from a foreign country.

The concurrent sessions covered data quality and data sources, toxico-chemical information, systems biology models, and molecular modeling, as well as ecological risk assessment, predicting environmental fate and transport, and drug discovery techniques.

Settling into the second day of the Forum, participants were also able to discuss concepts, challenges, and tools between sessions, in front of the hundreds of posters, in the exhibit area, in the Internet Café, or more casually on EPA's scenic and warm campus.

Six exhibitors showcased their contributions to computational toxicology.

  • USEPA's Office of Research and Development has 7 labs, centers, and offices in 25 locations across the country. The National Center for Computational Toxicology, the Forum host, is in the ORD family. www.epa.gov/ord
  • RTP is home to the USEPA's National Computer Center and high performance computing and visualization laboratory. Their exhibit showed how visualization of tissues aids scientists. www.epa.gov/oei/
  • The USEPA-funded environmental bioinformatics and Computational Toxicology Center (ebCTC) is a research consortium of the University of Medicine and Dentistry - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Princeton University, Rutgers University, and USFDA's Center for Toxicoinformatics. http://ccl.rutgers.edu/ebCTC/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
  • The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill also has a USEPA-funded Carolina Environmental Bioinformatics Center. http://genomics.unc.edu/articles/ebrc_grant.htm Exit EPA Disclaimer
  • USEPA's Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA) program promotes collaborative research between private companies and universities and the EPA www.epa.gov/osp/ftta.htm
  • USEPA's National Center for Environmental Research manages the Agency's extramural research program.
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