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OpenTox Asia 2018 Conference Program

OpenTox Asia Conference Program

Thursday 24 May

8.45 Introduction and Overview, Barry Hardy (President, OpenTox Association and CEO, Douglas Connect)

Session 1: Systems Toxicology/ Toxicogenomics Chair: Jun Kanno (Japan Bioassay Research Center)

  • 8.55 Overview by Chair
  • 9.00 Natalia Polouliakh (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.)
  • “Garuda/Shoe and Percellome analytic workflow”
  • 9.30 Yayoi Natsume (National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition) “Percellome toxicogenomics data handling by Garuda”
  • 10.00 Satoshi Kitajima (National Institutes Health Sciences)
  • “Percellome-Project on Sick-Building-Syndrome level inhalation for the prediction of neurobehavioral toxicity”
  • 10.30 Coffee break

Session 2:  Integrated Testing and Safety Assessment Applications Chair:  Chair: Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect, Switzerland)

  • 10.55 Overview by Chair
  • 11.00 Morihiko Hirota (Shiseido, Japan)
  • “Development of an artificial neural network model for risk assessment in skin sensitization using multiple in vitro sensitization tests and in silico parameters”
  • 11.30 Anastasios Papadiamantis (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • “Data management in nanosafety research: From bench to database thus streamlining analysis and publication”
  • 12.00 Jaeseok Kim (Research Institute of Standards and Science, Republic of Korea)
  • “Activities of Center for NanoSafety Metrology in Korea”
  • 12.30 Hajime Kojima (National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan)
  • ”New trend on alternative to animal testing in Japan”

13.00 - Lunch

Session 3: Integrated Alternative Methods in Predictive Toxicology Chair: Daniele Zink (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)

  • 14.00 Overview by Chair
  • 14.05 Daniele Zink (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
  • “How to Build a Predictive In Vitro Method?”
  • 14.30 Michael Riediker (Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Switzerland)
  • “Predictive toxicology and big data - about the challenge of knowing which dots to connect"
  • 15.00 Hao Fan (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
  • “Toward an automated computational platform to predict compound binding and toxicity through specific protein targets”
  • 15.30 Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect, Switzerland)
  • “Collaborative Development of Predictive Toxicology and Safety Assessment Resources - Connecting People and Data for Decision-Making”

15.30 - Coffee break

16.00 - Panel Discussion

17.00 - Poster Session

20.00 - Conference Dinner

Friday 25 May

Session 4: Systems Toxicology Developments supported by Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Chair: Hirokai Kitano (The Systems Biology Institute, Japan)

  • 8.55 Chair Remarks
  • 9.00 Chun-Wei Tung, PhD (Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan)
  • “ChemDIS: in silico analysis of chemical-disease association”
  • 9.30 Samik Ghosh (The Systems Biology Institute (SBI), Japan)
  • “New Horizons in Computational Toxicology”
  • 10.00 Prof. Wataru Fujibuchi (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • “scChemRISC: A Japanese consortium for sharing chemical risk information assessed by gene networks of human stem cells and machine learning”

10.30 - Coffee break

Session 5: New horizons in toxicology at the intersection of science and technology, Chair: Dr. Samik Ghosh (The Systems Biology Institute (SBI), Japan)

  • 10.55 Chair Remarks
  • 11.00 Yachie Ayako (The Systems Biology Institute, Japan)
  • “Predictive systems toxicology: challenges in mechanistic modeling and structure-based assessment”
  • 11.30 Takeshi Hase (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • “DTOX: Deep neural network-based computational framework to analyze omics data in Toxicology”
  • 12.00 Vipul Gupta (The Systems Biology Institute, Japan)
  • “Garuda: An integrated analytics platform towards toxicity assessment and beyond”
  • 12.30 Nick Hird, (Aikomi Corp. Japan)
  • “Digital solutions to improve QoL in dementia care”

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 - OpenTox Workshop

16.00 - Panel Discussion

17.00 - Close of Conference