S6: Systems Toxicology Approaches to Environmental Health Protection

Systems Toxicology Approaches to Environmental Health Protection, OpenTox Asia 2017
PRESENTING AUTHOR: 

John Colbourne

INSTITUTION / COMPANY : 

University of Birmingham 

POSITION: 

Professor 

ABSTRACT CONTENT / DETAILS: 

The main objective of this OpenTox Asia Conference session is to demonstrate how the safeguarding of water quality can be improved by comprehensive data-driven science. Specifically, we will: (1) explore the degree to which the entire set of expressed genes and metabolically active elements of sentinel species are diagnostic of environmental conditions; (2) investigate whether molecular pathways that are responsive to environmental conditions can predict effects on animal health; (3) bring together researchers in Asia that can contribute to a global effort at producing sufficiently comprehensive mechanistic knowledge of omics signatures to improve effect-based risk assessment, and help governments and industries meet the global challenge of better protecting water resources.