Published on October 25, 2013
Toxicological Risk Assessment An initiative of 24 October 2013 - UCL - Brussels (Woluwe) 1
Department of Human Biology & Toxicology UMONS Pr Jean-Marie Colet Head of Department 2
Fields of expertise and industrial targets Fields of expertise • Tools in predictive toxicology • NMR-based Metabonomics (in vitro and in vivo) • QSAR approaches (Percepta, DEREK, METEOR, …) • Conventional tox studies in rodents • Risk assessment (RTD determination) Industrial applications fields • Pharma – Biomedical – Clinical Research Groups • Food and chemistry industry • Academic labs involved in early development of new molecules 3
Applied research projects FIRST Spin-off OPTA Sciwan Consult TAXUD 4
Special equipments Examples All equipments to conduct Metabonomics studies in rodents and on cell cultures • • • • • Animal facility with refrigerated metabolic cages Menarini Spotchem EZ (clinical chemistry) Cell culture Lab / isolated mitochondria NMR spectrometers Softwares for NMR data handling & multivariate data analysis 5
Services provided to companies Examples • First characterization of potential drug adverse effects (Liver, kidney, cardiac) • Metabonomic profiling (in vivo and in vitro models) • Biomarkers identification • Invertebrates models for environmental risk assessment 6
Training proposals to companies • Metabonomics training (theory + practice) • Methods in predictive toxicology (QSAR, in vitro testing, …) • Risk assessment (RfD determination / HIA) 7
Contact UMONS - Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy Department of Human Biology & Toxicology "Le Pentagone" Aile 2A Avenue du champ Mars, 6 7000 Mons www.umons.ac.be/toxico Prof. Jean-Marie Colet Head of Department firstname.lastname@example.org +32 65 37 35 06 8
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