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Altarawneh, Mohammednoor
(School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia)
Speech Topic:
Mechanisms for the Formation of Halogenated Products of Incomplete Combustion (HPICs)

Modammednoor research focuses on the investigation of chemical phenomena using quantum chemical methods. His work has resulted in the publication of 45 scholarly journal articles, 20 conference papers and 1 invited plenary lecture. Mohammednoor’s interests are in the fields of reaction mechanisms and kinetics for the formation of organic pollutants and oxidation of hydrocarbons. His research on combustion helped him to be awarded the prestigious Bernard Lewis Fellowship by the International Combustion Institute.
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Chang, Chia Ming
(Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
Rationalization and prediction of the impact of different metals on carbon dioxide emission from soil

My previous work represented the application of the Becke-Perdew-Wang nonlocal density functional theory (DFT) method in constructing linear models for predicting essential reactions of metal ions in aqueous and surface systems. Linear free energy relationships (LFER) have been derived and were shown to be quite useful in elucidating the interrelationship among various reactions of metal aquo-ions. Subsequently, I applied conceptual DFT approach to investigate the solvent-induced shifts of the carbonyl (C=O) infrared stretching frequency of acetone in various organic solvents. Four types of reactivity descriptors were incorporated in a multiparameter equation for constructing the DFT-based linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) model.


Liu, Xiandong
(School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, China)
Speech Topic:
A mechanistic understanding of heavy metals complexation on clay edge surfaces

Dr. Xiandong Liu is a professor at School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University. He received his Ph.D. Degree in 2009 in Mineral sciences at NJU. He has held Associate Editor for Clays and Clay Minerals and Editorial board member of Minerals. He is a recipient of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award, CECAM Scholarship, Royal Society Newton International Fellowship, HouDefeng Medal and NSFC for Excellent Youth Scholars. He holds visiting Professorships at University of Amsterdam and University of Cambridge. Dr. Liu’s direction is computational geochemistry and mineral sciences. His recent research is focused on clays/oxides-water interfaces, including acid chemistry and complexation of heavy metal and organic matters.
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Roy, Kunal
(International Journal of Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships, Editor-in-Chief, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, India)
Speech Topic:
Virtual screening of InterBioScreen natural database in search of multi-target leads against Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Kunal Roy ( is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has been a recipient of Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (University of Manchester, 2007) and Marie Curie International Fellowship (University of Manchester, 2013). The field of his research interest is QSAR and Molecular Modeling with application in Drug Design and Ectoxicological Modeling. Dr. Roy has published more than 250 research papers in refereed journals. He has also coauthored QSAR related books entitled “Understanding the Basics of QSAR for Applications in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Risk Assessment” (Elsevier, 2015) and “A Primer on QSAR/QSPR Modeling: Fundamental Concepts” (Springer, 2015). Dr. Roy has edited “Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in Drug Design, Predictive Toxicology, and Risk Assessment” (IGI Global, 2015), “Advances in QSAR modeling: Applications in Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences” (Springer, 2017) and “Computational Modeling of Drugs Against Alzheimer's Disease” (Springer, 2018). His current h-index is 35 (SCOPUS). Prof. Roy is the editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships (IJQSPR )[IGI Global] and an Associate Editor of Molecular Diversity [Springer]. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of (1) European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry [Elsevier], (2) Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling [Elsevier] (3) Chemical Biology and Drug Design [Wiley], (4) Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery [Informa], (5) Letters in Drug Design and Discovery [Bentham], (6) Current Computer-Aided Drug Design [Bentham]. Prof. Roy is also a recipient of several awards including Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Most Cited Paper 2003-2006, 2004-2007 and 2006-2009 Awards from Elsevier, The Netherlands, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters Most Cited Paper 2006-2009 Award from Elsevier, The Netherlands.
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Xu, Fu-Liu
(College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China)
Speech Topic:
BMC-SSD: an ecological risk assessment software based on species sensitivity distribution with Bayesian inference

Fu-Liu Xu is a professor at the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an editorial board member of two international journals, Ecological Modelling and Ecological Indicator. He services as a number for International Society of Ecological Modeling (ISEM), and as a deputy director for professional committee of pollution ecology, Chinese Ecological Society. His research interests include ecological modeling, ecological indicators, as well as the fate, eco-toxicology and risk assessment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
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Zhang, Xiaowei
(School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China)
Speech Topic:Prioritize and Predict Toxicities of Chemical Using Reduced Transcriptome Approach
Professor Zhang xiaowei has been selected by the Ministry of Education, "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program", the National Natural Science Foundation of China "outstanding youth science fund", Jiangsu Province, "333 high-level personnel training project", Jiangsu Province, Introduction plan ", and Jiangsu Province" outstanding youth fund "and so on. At present, the main program is to undertake the scientific research projects such as the "863" National Project of the 863 Program Chemicals, the National Major Science and Technology Special Projects and the EU "FP7" Environmental Project Solutions Subproject. Published more than 70 papers in English SCI, including the author or author of the author in the international authoritative academic journals Environmental Science & Technology and Toxicological Science published nearly 20 papers, the h index of 18, and is a license of the first US patent inventor. The Steroidogenesis Assay, which was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was adopted as the standard for universal screening of environmental endocrine disrupting substances in the beginning of 2009 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Zhao, Yuan H.
(School of Environment, Northeast Normal University, China)
Speech Topic:
Relationship between acute and chronic toxicity for prevalent organic pollutants in Vibrio fischeri based upon chemical mode of action

Since its inception in 1986, he has hosted three National Natural Science Funds, one Fok Ying Tung Education Fund and applied for a UK Royal Society Research Scholarship. He has been involved in a major national natural science fund and a number of National Natural Science Fund projects The
Since 90 years, has published more than 100 papers (more than 40 first articles), co-written with two, which was included in the SCI papers 36. The total number of citations cited more than 330 times, of which the highest number of single cited more than 120 times.
2002 won the American Pharmacological Association promulgated the Ebert International Award 1 (the first author), in 1998 by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award (fourth), in 1996 by the Jilin Provincial Youth Science and Technology Progress Award (first). Is currently the international academic magazine editorial board.
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Xu, Fei
(Environment Research Institute, Shandong University, China)
Speech Topic:
Theoretical Study the Role of Typical Atmospheric Organic Matters in Aerosol Nucleation Mechanisms
Fei Xu is an associate professor in Environment Research Institute of Shandong University. She obtained her doctor degree in Environment Science from Shandong University, specialized in environment theoretical chemistry. She has studied in Texas A&M University for two years as joint training doctoral. Her research themes are in the area of the formation and degradation mechanisms and kinetics of environmental contaminations using quantum chemistry and molecular simulation, including gas-phase formation mechanism of dioxins and its analogues under the condition of high temperature and nucleation and growth mechanisms of organic species involved in aerosol formations.



Gini, Giuseppina
(the Politecnico di Milano)
Speech Topic:
Analysing Differences of Similar Molecules for Tuning QSAR and Read-across Results

Giuseppina GINI, after a Master degree in Physics from the University of Milano (Italy), specialized in Computer Science at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She had various appointments as Research Assistant at the AI Laboratory, Stanford University (CA, USA), at the NMR Laboratory, Medical School, Stanford University, and in Politecnico di Milano. Since 1987 she is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Her research themes are in the broad area of computational intelligence and chemoinformatics, including symbolic and neural knowledge representation, constraint satisfaction, data mining and hybrid systems. She developed innovative computational systems for classification and prediction(QSAR and SAR) of various properties of chemicals, in particular carcinogenicity and mutagenicity, as well as user interfaces for read across, and integrated models for risk assessment.
Among other professional services, she chaired the AI&Math special session on Knowledge Exploration in Predictive Toxicology (2000), and the AAAI Spring Symposium on Predictive Toxicology (1999). After coordinating a European project in Predictive Toxicology, she was the principal investigator in 25 International and National Research Projects (from NATO, EU, CNR). She was a National Delegate in the EU COST Action 282 on Knowledge Exploration in Science and Technology.
Giuseppina Gini authored more than 300 refereed papers and books.


Cordeiro, M N D S
(REQUIMTE/Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Porto, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal)
Speech Topic:
An Unified in silico Model for Probing the (Eco-)Toxicity of Nanoparticles

In 1996, Natália Cordeiro became a Professor in Theoretical Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, where she still is today. She now heads the Cheminformatics and Material Modelling Research Group with about twenty researchers. Initially working on molecular simulations of fluid interfaces, this being motivated by problems of electrochemistry and heterogeneous catalysis, her current scientific research focuses on computational modelling of the functionalization of surfaces or nanoparticles (NPs) by polymers, self-assembled monolayers, dendrimers, and so forth, including the in silico assessment of the activity and/or safety of NPs, all aiming at a better understanding of the functions and applications of such materials. She has published 250+ SCI works (3800+ citations, h = 33), and about 10 book chapters, and 85+ oral communications in international conferences. She has been also performing extensive evaluation work for several research national and foreign entities (e.g. European Commission).
Ding, Fei
(Qingdao Agricultural University No. 700 Changcheng Road, Chengyang District Qingdao, China 266109)
Speech Topic:
Enantioselective Recognition of Isomeric Phenylpyrazole Insecticides by Human Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor: Mechanistic Insights from Static, Dynamic Enantiomeric Behavior and Structural Flexibility

Professor Ding Fei has published more than 40 research papers in international SCI source journals, including two cover papers and more than 20 A1 papers. His papers were quoted more than 700 times by others and many papers go into "ESI highly cited papers" the top 1. Meanwhile, professor Ding Fei is also an editor of international SCI source journals, including Food Research International, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Current Drug Metabolism and Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. Besides, he is also a reviewer of more than 40 SCI source journals in Europe and America, such as the American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Wedebye, Eva Bay
(Division of Diet, Disease Prevention and Toxicology, DTU Food, Denmark)
Speech Topic:
Free online Danish (Q)SAR predictions database with >600,000 substances

Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology
Our group develops, buys and validates (Q)SAR models. Our models cover many ADME and toxicity endpoints for e.g. CMR, acute toxicity, allergy, ED and metabolism CYP P450. We focus on so-called "global" models with sub-models for different chemical classes that have large chemical applicability domains. The models are applied both for single substance evaluations and for large scale screenings e.g. for The Advisory List for Selfclassification published by the Danish EPA. We advise on the use and documentation of (Q)SARs in regulatory contexts. This can e.g. be in connection with the upcoming new chemicals legislation REACH and the work in OECD to increase regulatory use and acceptance of (Q)SARs where we e.g. contribute to the development of the (Q)SAR Application Toolbox.
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Lin, Ming-Cheng
(Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
Paraquat-Induced Oxidative Injury in Erythrocytes is Associated with Perturbations of Essential Metal Level and Antioxidant Enzyme Activity

My previous research was to explore the toxic effect of the herbicide of paraquat (PQ) on the alterations of lipid peroxidation, essential metal levels, and antioxidant enzyme activities in the following organs including, lung, erythrocytes, liver, and kidney. My mainly current experiment is however focused on investigating the preventive efficacy of the Traditional Chinese Medicine such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate, resveratrol, and green tea extract on the influence of oxidative stress, essential and toxic metal levels, and antioxidant enzyme activities in cerebral ischemic brain cortex.
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Ying, Guang-Guo
(The Environmental Research Institute, South China Normal University, China)
Speech Topic:
Antibiotics emissions in the river basins of whole China, and their linkage to bacterial resistance

Dr GUANG-GUO YING is the Director and Distinguished Professor of environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of South China Normal University.He received his BSc from Zhejiang University, MSc from graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and PhD (Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology) from the University of Adelaide (Australia). He has worked as a research scientist at the University of Melbourne and CSIRO Land and Water (Australia) for many years. He was recruited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences through “100 Talents” program, and received “Distinguished Scholar” Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is a professor in State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also appointed as a principal research scientist in the CAS Centre for Pearl River Delta Environmental Pollution and Control Research.
His research interests focus on environmental contamination assessment and remediation technology, including the fate and effects of contaminants in the environment. He is currently conducting research in emerging science areas such as antibiotics and AMR, endocrine disrupting chemicals and pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment, and environmental issues associated with wastewater and biosolid reuse as well as water quality improvement technology. He is interested in the development of chemical and biological tools for the risk assessment of contaminants in soil and water environments. He has led multiple large grants and supervised over 30 PhD students. He is one of the Most Cited Scientists in Environment and Ecology. He has published more than 160 SCI papers with a citation of > 6000 and h-index 43.
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Chang, Yoon-Seok
(School of Environmental Science and Engineering Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech), S. Korea)
Speech Topic:
Uptake, distribution and transformation of iron nanoparticles in plants

H factor=37, Publication>200, Citation>4,900
Professional Career
1997-present Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Postech
2017-present Fellow, the Royal Society of Chemistry
2015-present Member, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
2014-present Member, the Korean Academy of Environmental Sciences
2004-2005 Visiting Professor, US EPA
1995-1997 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Hanyang University
1993-1995 Group Leader, Korea Basic Science Institute
1992-1992 Research Assoc., Dept. of Chemistry, MIT, USA
1990-1992 Postdoc, Dept. of Biochemistry, Michigan State Univ., USA
1983-1984 Process Engineer, Hanyang Chemical Co., Korea
Research Interest
- Trace-analysis of environmental pollutants using high resolution mass spectrometry
- Environmental Fates and human health effects of toxic substances
- Persistent Organic Pollutants; Dioxins, PCBs, PBDEs, etc
- Microbial degradation of organic pollutants
- Removal of heavy metals in wastes, water, and soil
- Zero valentiron based nanotechnologies for groundwater remediation
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Chakraborty, Tanmoy
(Department of Chemistry, Manipal University Jaipur, India)
Speech Topic:
A Study of Toxicity of Bio-Molecules Invoking Conceptual Density Functional Theory

Dr. Tanmoy Chakraborty is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry , Manipal University Jaipur, India. He has been working in the challenging field of computational and theoretical chemistry since last eleven years. Dr Chakraborty has made significant contribution in application study of Density Functional Theory in QSAR / QSPR domain. His current research areas include material science, study of periodic descriptor, study of DFT based descriptor for toxicity prediction etc. He has published a number of research papers in the peer-reviewed international journals with high impact factors. Dr. Chakraborty is serving as international editorial board member of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, USA. He is also reviewer of several reputed research journals. As editor, he has published several research books with renowned international publication house. Dr. Tanmoy Chakraborty is the recipient of prestigious Paromeswar Mallik Smawarak Padak , from Hooghly Mohsin College, University of Burdwan, in 2002.


Bureau, Ronan
(University of Caen Normandie, France)
Speech Topic:
Emerging Patterns and toxicology

After a PhD and a post-doc in chemistry (University of Rennes (France) and University of Nagoya (Japan)), Pr Bureau have developed researches related to chemoinformatic and drug design at the University of Caen, CERMN, since 1992. The research topics of Pr Bureau are related to the definitions of chemical fragments / patterns associated to particular pharmacological and toxicological profiles (data mining, 2D-3D QSAR, pharmacophores, drug design). The focus were carried out in neurosciences and cancerology. Pr Bureau was during five years the President of the French Society of Chemoinformatics (2011-2016). He is the authors and co-authors of 82 publications.
Cai, Xiyun
(School of Environmental Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, China)
Speech Topic:
Quantitative Structure−Activity Relationship (QSAR) for the Catalytic Degradation of Sulfur-containing Micropollutants by Fe-TAML Activators

Professor Cai Xiyun has been selected by "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, China", "Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation", and National Environmental Protection "Youth Talent Program". He is the coauthor of more than 80 research publications and ten patents. He serves as a member of American Chemical Society, Chemical Society of China, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, and Chinese Society of Toxicology. His research interest is environmental fate and control technologies of organic pollutants (e.g., pesticides, PAHs, and antibiotics). Currently funded programs include the National Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest, the National Key Research and Development Program of China, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Li, Fei
(Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Speech Topic:
The Interaction Between Organic Phosphate Ester and p53: An Integrated Experimental and In Silico Approach

Dr. Fei Li,Associate Professors, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Our research focuses on the biological effects of coastal pollutants using integrated traditional toxicology and system biology techniques at cellular and molecular levels. The biomarkers for environmental pollution monitoring are also screened. Moreover, combined with computational toxicology and structure-activity relationship, the mechanism of toxicology is further studied to provide strong theoretical basis for ecological risk assessment and environmental pollution treatment.
Research Contents:
(1) Biological toxicity of coastal pollutants and their bioavailability;
(2) Screening sensitive biomarkers characterizing toxicological effects and biological monitoring;
(3) Toxicity mechanism of coastal pollutants and ecological risk assessment.
Tung, Chun-Wei
(School of Pharmacy and Ph.D. Program in Toxicology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
Leveraging Alternative Assays for Predicting Skin Sensitizers

Chun-Wei Tung is an associate professor in School of Pharmacy and Ph.D. Program in Toxicology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. He is also an adjunct assistant research fellow in National Environmental Health Research Center, NHRI, Taiwan. His research interests include the development of novel databases and machine learning methods for solving predictive toxicology problems. He has served as a member of editorial board for Dataset Papers in Science and IAPR TC-20 (Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics).
Chao, Ming-Wei
(Department of Bioscience Technology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
TOXIOMICS Model Application for Chronic Exposure to NOAEL Dosage of DEHP and Its Metabolite, MEHP Promote Ovary Carcinogenicity and Reproductive Toxicity with Up-regulation of ARNT Mechanism

I joined CYCU in 2012. Before that time, I worked with Dr. Gerald Wogan on a human bladder carcinogen at MIT. Through that work, we devised a way to study how DNA lesions caused by oxidative stress and inflammation produce mutations. This led me to develop my lab, where I build a solid record of output in research and generates my ultimate research goals which are toward to improve human health and eliminate the illness occurred especial in aged population.My research field aims at the potential toxins that influence the genetic changes or damages that convert normal cells into abnormal cells, which then outgrow into pathogenesis. The diagnosis platform I setup: in vitro or in vivo TOXIOMICS, is able to address the mechanism by how acute and chronic exposure to toxins cause for abnormalities including cardiovascular events, carcinogenesis, and neural injures & repair. Currently, the impact of DEHP and PM2.5 in addition of aging acting as major risk factor is my main research interest.
Yao, Jianhua
(Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Speech Topic:
Prediction of Compounds’ Toxicities and its Applications

Dr. Jianhua YAO was born in Shanghai, China in 1963. In 2000, she received her Ph.D. degree from University Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France. She joined the faculty team of SIOC from 1984 and has been engaged in Chemoinformatics since 1993. Her research interests focus on Chemoinformatics and its Applications in Drug, Pesticide and Material Design, Study of TCM, Protection of Environment, Food safety and others which are concerned with chemical and allied industries in various other forms.

Nikolov, Nikolai G.
(Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Denmark)
Speech Topic:
A free online DTU QSAR predictor powered by Leadscope
Wang, Yu-Chun
(Department of Environmental Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
Investigation of ambient volatile organic compounds in primary schools: concentrations and health risk assessment

Yu-Chun Wang is a professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Environmental Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She services as a number for International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). Her research interests include environmental health risk assessment andenvironmental epidemiology for ambient environment and drinking water issues, climate change and public health, as well as infectious diseases modelling.


Takahashi, Kaito
(Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
Quantum chemical study on Criegee intermediate decay processes in the atmosphere

Kaito Takahashi is a Japanese theoretical chemist working as an associate research fellow in the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica Taiwan. In 2005, he obtained his PhD from Keio University under the tutelage of Prof. Satoshi Yabushita. After 4 years of postdoctoral experience, he started his lab as an assistant research fellow at IAMS in 2009. In 2017, he was promoted associate research fellow. His scientific interest for the past few years has been to theoretically understand properties that control reactions and to simulate experimental observables such as vibrational spectra, photodetachment spectra, and reaction rate coefficients. In 2017, he received the Academia Sinica Career Development Award as well as QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA for his theoretical studies on Criegee intermediates.


Tetko, Igor
(Chemoinformatics, Institute of Structural Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health and BIGCHEM GmbH)
Speech Topic:
Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data on ecotoxicology modeling

Dr. Tetko is Coordinator of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network European Industrial Doctorate Horizon2020 project “Big Data in Chemistry” and CEO of BIGCHEM GmbH, which offers solutions for Big Data analysis. His research interests covers (Q)SAR, QSPR, application and development of machine learning approaches to predict physico-chemical properties and biological activity of molecules, drug-design and Big Data analysis. He supports Virtual Computational Chemistry Laboratory ( as well in charge of On-line Chemical Database and Modeling Environment platform ( He has contributed more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has H-index of 46.
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Wei, Dong-Qing
(State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Speech Topic:
Recent Theoretical Studies of CYP 450 Enzymes

Prof. Dong-Qing Wei is a professor of bioinformatics in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University and editor-in-Chief of Interdisciplinary Sciences- Computational Life Sciences. Prof. Wei’s research is in the general field of bioinformatics with more than 250 journal papers, 9 monographs with 5000 SCI citations and an H factor of 47. Prof. Wei is best known for contributions to the development of molecular simulation tools and statistical models with applications to a wide range of chemical, physical and biological systems, from electrolytes, to polar liquids, to ferroelectric liquid crystals, to combined Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical (QM/MM) systems, to membrane proteins and protein-ligand and protein-protein complexes applied to computer aided drug design.
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Shi, Wei
(School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China)

Speech Topic:Mechanistic insights into molecular initiating event of the androgen receptor provide guidelines for toxicity screening and chemical synthesis
Dr. Wei Shi is an associate professor in Nanjing University. She has been selected by the Jiangsu Province in China for "outstanding youth science fund" and has published more than 40 papers in English SCI, including the international authoritative academic journals Environmental Science & Technology and Water Research. Her research include fates, toxicity and risk of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), involving both laboratory experiments and computational methods. Currently, she is working on the activation of hormone receptors by EDCs based on structure function and regulation mechanism. Accordingly, methods for high-throughput virtual screening are developed and applied for identification and reduction of EDCs.
Chen, Pei-Jen
(Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Speech Topic:
Evaluating Ecotoxicological Risk of Illicit Drugs by Exploring Their Toxic Mechanisms in Medaka Fish (Oryzias latipes) Under Environmentally Relevant Exposures

My research goal is to use multi-disciplinary knowledge and integrated methodology to systematically investigate the impact of emerging pollutants on human health and environmental safety. We have successfully established an in vitro and in vivo toxicity-assessment platform that consists of cellular bioassays and biomarker assays with medaka fish (Oryziaslatipes) to evaluate the aquatic toxicity and hazardous impact of nanomaterials (e.g., nanoscale zerovalent iron nZVI and iron oxides nFe3O4) and organic micro-pollutants (e.g., conazole fungicides, illicit drugs and phthalates).