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Vinicius Alves

OpenTox Virtual Conference 2021 Session 2 Summary 

Humans and the environment are daily exposed to anthropogenic and naturally occurring chemical mixtures. Computational approaches have been an active research area at the intersection of toxicology, chemistry, molecular modeling, and regulatory science. Despite the progress, the effect of mixture exposure is an unsolved problem in toxicology. There is a growing appreciation of the need for regulatory assessment of chemical mixtures as multiple compounds could produce synergistic toxic effects. This session will explore recent advances in cheminformatics analysis and prediction of chemical mixtures in toxicology.

CV: Vinicius Alves received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017) from the Federal University of Goias, Brazil. He joined UNC-Chapel Hill as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018 and NIEHS as a Research Fellow in 2020. Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He has experience developing and implementing innovative cheminformatics and molecular modeling approaches for pharmaceutical and environmental research. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, and book chapters. He is a recipient of the 2018 Lush Prize Young Researcher Award.