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SEAC PhD Award for Science Communication – 2017 winner

SEAC PhD Award for Science Communication – 2017 winner
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Congratulations to Yuan Pan, University of Sheffield who is the 2017 recipient of the ‘SEAC PhD Award for Science Communication’ for her platform presentation ‘Using the ecosystem services framework to link scientific research and policy-making: a case study of Lake Tai, China’ presented at the SETAC Europe […]

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New Publication: ‘Is an ecosystem services-based approach developed for setting specific protection goals for plant protection products applicable to other chemicals?’

New Publication: ‘Is an ecosystem services-based approach developed for setting specific protection goals for plant protection products applicable to other chemicals?’
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Clearly defined protection goals specifying what to protect, where and when, are required for designing scientifically sound risk assessments and effective risk management of chemicals. Environmental protection goals specified in EU legislation are defined in general terms, resulting in uncertainty in how to achieve them. In 2010, […]

New Publication: ‘The 3Rs as a framework to support a 21st century approach for nanosafety assessment’

New Publication: ‘The 3Rs as a framework to support a 21st century approach for nanosafety assessment’
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Nanomaterials pose numerous advantages over their bulk chemical counterparts, and there has been a considerable rise in the development and production of nanomaterials in the last decade across a vast array of differing human-based applications. Although the potential advantages of these materials are clear, concerns have been […]

New Poster: ‘Optimisation of an in vitro passive dosing system using hydrophobic carcinogens’

New Poster: ‘Optimisation of an in vitro passive dosing system using hydrophobic carcinogens’
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This poster was presented at the NC3Rs-Unilever workshop ‘Applying Exposure Science to increase the utility of non-animal data in efficacy and safety testing’ in London (February, 15th-16th). SEAC funded PhD Fiona Chapman presented her work on the Development and Optimisation of an in vitro passive dosing system […]

New Presentation: ‘A modelling framework to help design and interpret in vitro dose-response relationships’

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This talk provides an overview of how vitro exposure models can play a key role in facilitating the optimal test design and ensuring the robust interpretation of assay results. Unilever scientists provide highlight the utility of currently available models relative to both the Unilever chemical space and […]

New Publication: ‘A History of the Molecular Initiating Event’

New Publication: ‘A History of the Molecular Initiating Event’
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The adverse outcome pathway (AOP) framework provides an accepted alternative to traditional in vivo experiments for the risk assessment of chemicals. AOPs consist of a number of key events (KEs) linked by key event relationships (KERs) across a range of biological organisation backed by scientific evidence. The […]

New Publication: ‘Using Molecular Initiating Events To Generate 2D Structure–Activity Relationships for Toxicity Screening’

New Publication: ‘Using Molecular Initiating Events To Generate 2D Structure–Activity Relationships for Toxicity Screening’
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Molecular initiating events (MIEs) can be boiled down to chemical interactions. Chemicals that interact must have intrinsic properties that allow them this behavior, be these stereochemical, electronic or otherwise. In an attempt to discover some of these chemical characteristics we have constructed structural alert-style structure activity relationships […]

New Poster: Development of an in-vitro assay to identify materials able to bind human CD1 and drive NKT cell activation

New Poster: Development of an in-vitro assay to identify materials able to bind human CD1 and drive NKT cell activation
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Dr Ashfaq Ghumra, Unilever sponsored Postdoc based at the University of  Nottingham, presented the poster Development of an in-vitro assay to identify materials able to bind human CD1 and drive NKT cell activation at the British Society of Immunology conference in Liverpool this December. The poster illustrates Dr Ghumra’s work to develop […]

New Poster: Evidence of possible regulation of immune responses to a skin sensitising chemical (diphenylcyclopropenone) in humans

New Poster: Evidence of possible regulation of immune responses to a skin sensitising chemical (diphenylcyclopropenone) in humans
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Helen Singleton, Unilever sponsored Postdoc based at the University of  Manchester, presented her research Evidence of possible regulation of immune responses to a skin sensitising chemical (diphenylcyclopropenone) in humans at the British Society of Immunology conference in Liverpool this December. Unilever’s research to development a non-animal, model-based approach […]