S.3: Experimental Data Generation
Dr. Ignacio Gonzalez Suarez is a Scientist at Philip Morris International (Neuchatel, Switzerland), where he leads the High Content Screening team. He has 15 years of experience applying fluorescence and confocal microscopy to the study of cancer, aging and metabolic diseases and has authored more than 30 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.
The SEURAT-1 research cluster is comprised of seven EU FP7 Health projects and is co-financed by Cosmetics Europe. The SEURAT-1 strategy is to adopt a mode-of-action framework to describe repeated dose toxicity to derive predictions of in vivo toxicity responses.
Safety assessment of drugs and environmental chemicals relies extensively on animal testing. However, the quantity of chemicals needing assessment and challenges of species extrapolation drive the development of alternative approaches.