EPA to host the first ToxCast data analysis summit

UNC Computational Toxicology Center researchers assist in organizing a scientific meeting "Transforming Toxicity Testing From In Vivo to In Vitro: A Computational Toxicology Challenge" to be hosted by the National Center for Computational Toxicology on EPA Campus in Research Triangle Park, NC May 14-15, 2009. The EPA ToxCastTM Program is developing novel approaches to predict chemical toxicity using high-throughput and high content in vitro assays. ToxCast has produced data on 320 chemicals from over 500 in vitro assays, and about 75 in vivo endpoints, providing a powerful dataset for evaluating analysis approaches. The data will be made available to analysis partners in February 2009 with the goal to find robust analysis methods for predicting whole animal or human chemical toxicity from the in vitro data.

For more information and for postings of a Call for Abstracts, Material Transfer Agreement for access to ToxCast data, draft Meeting Agenda, and a link to online meeting registration requests please visit http://www.epa.gov/ncct/toxcast/summit.html

January 14, 2009