OpenTox Euro 2014
OpenTox InterAction Meeting
Innovation in Predictive Toxicology
22.-24. September 2014
Titania Hotel, Athens, Greece
The meeting will take place at the Titania Hotel, which is located in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens. Within a short distance from the hotel, one can visit the most important historical monuments of Athens, but can also enjoy the modern life of the capital of Greece. The Pireaus port and the Athens seaside are less than an hour away from the city center.
A special social event is planned during the meeting that will include sightseeing, a visit to the Acropolis museum and an all-together dinner in the old historical neighborhood of Plaka. The OpenTox Euro 2014 meeting will place particular emphasis on industrial applications and challenges of predictive toxicology as well as on risk assessment and regulatory acceptance of in silico approaches, including Read Across and Weight of Evidence.
Special sessions are planned on Metabolism and Systems Biology as well as on predicting the toxicological effects of engineered nanomaterials.
The OpenTox Euro series of meetings emerged as a continuation of the EU-funded Health-FP7 project "OpenTox" which was completed successfully in August 2011. Our ambitious plan is to develop OpenTox further as an infrastructure and community with annual events held in Europe and the USA in the area of predictive toxicology and related fields.
The two OpenTox meetings in 2013 were held in Mainz and Raleigh-Durham attracting over 160 leading practitioners in the field contributing to a successful program and advancing collaborations on resources and open standards in the year to come. The OpenTox meetings are aiming at discussing the latest developments in predictive toxicology, including in silico modelling and application development, integrated data analysis, systems biology, visualisation, cheminformatics and bioinformatics.
Hands-on workshops on developments and applications enable participants to try out methods and software applied to predictive toxicology problems.