What computational methods can we use to predict properties of substances? In the previous blog entry, we talked about chemoinformatics within the so-called alternative methods. However, what computational methods can we use to predict a toxicological or physicochemical property of a substance, according to current regulations? How do we decide which one to use? In […]
What is chemoinformatics?
What is chemoinformatics? The health and environmental effects of chemicals are increasingly relevant to the general public, regulatory agencies, academia, and industry. Thanks to the evolution of computational techniques, we have powerful tools for data management and complex mathematical calculations. In this context, chemoinformatics, one of the most relevant fields in the New Approach Methodologies, […]
What are alternative methods to animal testing? According to the recent estimates, in the European Union alone, approximately ten million vertebrate animals are slaughtered for different experimental purposes (i.e., scientific, toxicological, regulatory, etc.). This is so because the efficacy of many chemical substances – e.g., pharmaceuticals, pesticides, food excipients, cosmetics, etc.- has traditionally been determined through the use […]
ProtoQSAR at “El Premi”
ProtoQSAR at “El Premi” 📺 Last week we were on Tv! 📺 Last week the ProtoQSAR Team participated in “El Premi” a tv program on regional channel À punt. They visited us in our office at CEEI Valencia (Centro Europeo de Empresas Innovadoras de Valencia) and we had the opportunity to talk about our work and projects […]
Projects funded by the AVI
The Agència Valenciana de la Innovació (AVI) has renewed the financing of two of our projects “Prediction of drug-induced liver damage using QSAR methods” developed by Dr. Eva Serrano Candelas, through the line “Inncorporació” and “Identification of new bioactive compounds generated by intestinal bacteria” developed by our PhD student Laureano E. Carpio. Moreover, Rita Ortega […]
PhD Position with Academic & Industry Training
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as PhD student with the company ProtoQSAR and in collaboration with the University of Valencia (Spain). The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years (regular full-time employment contract). The candidate will be hired by ProtoQSAR and develop the doctoral thesis in the University of Valencia.
We were in the JRC Summer School
Sergi Gómez and Elizabeth Goya have presented their work at the summer school “Non-animal approaches in Science: challenges & future directions”.
Final workshop NanoDESK project
Last May, the event that closed the NanoDESK project took place in Valencia.