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Nanotoxicology: RSC Toxicology Award Seminar

The RSC Toxicology Award Seminar is due to take place at Burlington House in London on 19th April 2016 between 12pm- 6pm.

The Seminar will celebrate the 2015 Toxicology Award, which will be presented to Professor Vicki Stone (Heriot-Watt University) for pioneering transdisciplinary approaches to assessing the safety of nanomaterials.

Graphical AbstractVicki Stone (BSc PhD FIBiol FRSE) is Director of the Nano Safety Research Group at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and an Honorary Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine.   She has acted as the Editor-in-chief of the journal Nanotoxicology for 6 years (2006-2011). Vicki has also published over 130 publications pertaining to particle toxicology over the last 16 years and was recently recognised by Thomson Reuters as one of the top 1% of all researchers in the world for the most cited publications in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Registration is open until 18th April
To book your place click here

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BTS Annual Congress 2016

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The BTS Annual Congress is due to take place at Manchester Conference Centre, UK between 3rd – 6th April 2016.

Main topics for discussion:

New Frontiers in Predictive Approaches to Safety Assessment
Discovery Toxicology Technology Case Studies
Psychoactive Agents & Drugs of Abuse
Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines
Safety of Naturals
Joint Symposia with IVTS (Genotoxicity/Carcinogenicity Methods) and BSTP (Cancer Pathology)

Registration is now open!

For more information about the congress and to register your interest, please visit their website: http://www.thebts.org/Meetings/BTSAnnualCongress2016.aspx


Representatives from our Journals Departments will be attending the Symposium. If you wish to set up a meeting please contact the Editorial Office

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Systems Toxicology 2016

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Systems Toxicology 2016 will take place at The Congress Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland between 27th & 29th January 2016.

‘Systems toxicology is a paradigm shift from empirical endpoints to modes of action and adverse outcome pathways.’

Important Dates:

Registration deadline: 20th January 2016
Abstract deadline: 31st December 2015

Click here for the full programme >>>

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest please visit their website: http://systox2016.ch/Home/

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Prize winners – The 7th National Congress of Toxicology of the Chinese Society of Toxicology

Toxicology Research was delighted to sponsor 6 Poster Prizes at The 7th National Congress of Toxicology Chinese Society of Toxicology which took place between 25th – 28th October 2015 in Wuhan, China.

The Poster Prize winners were:

Peipei Xiao (Soochow Univeristy)
Toa Wang (The Forth Military Medical University)
Yongyong Hou (China Medical University)
Liming Wang (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology)
Lijian Chen (Guangzhou Medical University)
Lu Ma (Guizhou Medical University)

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Many congratulations to all the winners on receiving their prizes!

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Poster prize winner at the 2nd Eco-toxicology conference 2015

Toxicology Research were delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the 2nd Eco-toxicology conference, which took place from the 25th – 28th April 2015 in Xiamen, China. Many congratulations to Liang-ying He (Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences) for winning this prize with their poster entitiled: “Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Representative Broiler Feedlots Environments: Identification of Indicator ARGs and Correlations with Environmental Variables“.

“Broiler feedlots may represent an important source of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment. However, the prevalence and dissemination mechanisms of various types of ARGs in the environment of broiler feedlots have not previously been identified. We examined the occurrence, abundance and variation of ARGs conferring resistance to chloramphenicols, sulfonamides and tetracyclines in the environments of two representative types of broiler feedlots (free range and indoor) and assessed their dissemination mechanisms. Horizontal gene transfer and co-selection were found to play important roles in ARG dissemination in the environment. fexA, sul1 and tetW could be reliable indicator genes to surrogate anthropogenic sources of ARGs in boiler feedlots. The distribution and transportation of ARGs from the boiler feedlots to the receiving environments were correlated with environmental variables. The findings highlight the contribution of some chemicals such as antibiotics and metals to the development of ARGs in broiler feedlots environments; and the observed ARG dissemination mechanism in the broiler feedlots facilitates the development of effective mitigation measures.”

Many congratulations to Liang-ying on receiving your prize

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Poster prize winner at BTS congress 2015

Toxicology Research were delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the British Toxicology Society Annual Congress, which took place from the 20th to 22th April 2015 at St. John’s Hotel, Solihull. Many congratulations to Gareth Miles (MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester) for winning this prize with his poster entitiled: “Aerobically-poised leukeamic cells identify the BH3 mimetic ABT-737 as a potential mitochondrial toxin“.

“There is growing need for a more stringent system to identify drug induced mitochondrial toxicity” explains Gareth. “The aim of our work is to set up a real time drug screening system using high through put methodologies to identify drug induced mitochondrial dysfunction. To identify drug induced mitochondrial liabilities, cells are forced to rely on mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation by culturing cells on a glucose free – galactose based media. Any perturbations in mitochondrial function or increase in cell death represents a potential mitochondrial toxic insult. The methods include mitochondrial respiratory chain complex activity assessment using a seahorse bioscience analyser and flow cytometry analysis of both early and late stage cell death. In addition to this we are currently mapping the mitochondrial proteome using label free quantitative proteomics, with the aim being able to identify proteomic changes that may be causative to the identified toxicity. This screening platform, followed by in depth proteomic analysis aims to provide a means to (i) identify mitochondrial toxins (ii) identify the proteins involved in these toxicological responses.”

Many congratulations to Gareth on receiving this prize.

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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Conference – EUROTOX travel fellowships for early career researchers

The Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity will be taking place in New Hampshire, USA, August 8-14, 2015. The conference is a premier forum for showcasing the latest, most innovative advances in mechanistic toxicological research. Emerging technologies in mechanistic toxicology and computational, 3D, and in vivo modeling as well as systems biology approaches to assessing risk to human disease will be highlighted.

Session Topics include:
- Keynote Session: Mechanistic and Personalized Approaches to Evaluating Toxicity and the Microbiome
- What’s in Your Toolbox: Emerging Technologies for Mechanistic Toxicology / Late Breaking Talks
- Computational Models in Toxicology
- Incorporating the Inflammasome into Mechanistic Toxicology Research / Late Breaking Talks
- What’s in Your Toolbox: Novel In Vivo Model Systems in Mechanistic Toxicology
- Systems Pharmacology Approaches to Mechanisms of Drug Efficacy and Toxicity / Late Breaking Talks
- Generational Considerations in Toxicological Sciences
- Microphysiological Systems or Animals? The Present and Future of Safety and Efficacy Testing / Late Breaking Talks
- Keynote Session: Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Toxicology / Communicating Science and Risk

***Furthermore, applicants are sought for travel fellowships to attend this conference. These fellowships are intended to enhance the career progression of early career scientists and are open to all applicants based in Europe who are either working towards or up to 10 years post PhD. Advanced undergraduate students with current research related to molecular toxicology will also be considered for this fellowship. Successful applicants will receive up to 850EU travel support from EUROTOX and assistance with registration/accommodation from the GRC Conference. Winners will be selected on the scientific quality and relevance of the proposed abstract together with the likely benefit of the award to the individual’s career development as a European Toxicologist. Some abstracts may be selected for oral presentation.

To apply for a travel fellowship, please contact the conference chair, Dr Dana Dolinoy, by clicking here. More details about the conference can be found on the website.

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Toxicology Research at SOT 2015

Members of the Toxicology Research Editorial team will be attending the SOT meeting in San Diego from March 22–26th. We’d be delighted to meet with you there to discuss your research, so please do drop by our booth (#2143) to meet our Editors Jen Griffiths and Rowan Frame (Toxicology Series books). Or email us to schedule a meeting. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

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Ahead of the meeting, we have collated some of our hottest papers here. These papers are free to access until 31st March – we do hope that you enjoy reading them.


Reproducibility in experimentation – the implications for regulatory toxicologyToxicology Research
Sir Colin Berry
Toxicol. Res., 2014, 3, 411–417, DOI: 10.1039/C4TX00069B, Review


An introduction to systems toxicology
Nick J. Plant
Toxicol. Res., 2015, 4, 9–22, DOI: 10.1039/C4TX00058G Review


An emerging platform from renewable resources: selection guidelines for human exposure of furfural-related compounds
R. F. M. Frade, J. A. S. Coelho, S. P. Simeonov and C. A. M. Afonso
Toxicol. Res., 2014, 3, 311–314, DOI: 10.1039/C4TX00019F, Communication


Genes involved in the induction of liver growth by peroxisome proliferators
Abeer H. A. Amer, Richard J. Wall, Sunir Malla, Fei Sang, Aziz Aboobaker, Simon V. Avery, Ian R. Mellor, Martin D. Rose, J. Craig Rowlands, Timothy W. Gant and David R. Bell
Toxicol. Res., 2014, 3, 315–323, DOI: 10.1039/C3TX50110H, Paper


AhR is negatively regulated by miR-203 in response to TCDD or BaP treatment
Daochuan Li, Caixia Liu, Haohui Yu, Xiaowen Zeng, Xiumei Xing, Liping Chen, Chen Gao, Zhengbao Zhang, Yongmei Xiao, Huawei Duan, Yuxin Zheng, Qing Wang and Wen Chen
Toxicol. Res., 2014, 3, 142–151, DOI: 10.1039/C3TX50083G, Paper


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Recently published books in the Issues in Toxicology Series:

You can read the first chapter for free through your Personal RSC Publishing Account


Manganese in Health and Disease: Editor(s): Lucio Costa, Michael Aschner

Manganese in Health and Disease

Lucio Costa (Editor), Michael Aschner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-84973-943-6

The book comprehensively covers the toxicology of manganese. Leading investigators provide perspectives from toxicology, neuroscience, nutrition, molecular biology and risk assessment disciplines and chapters cover the toxicokinetics, toxicodynamic interactions and health effects of manganese, as well as its potential role in neurodegenerative diseases.

Metabolic Profiling : Disease and Xenobiotics. Editor: Martin Grootveld

Metabolic Profiling: Disease and Xenobiotics

Martin Grootveld (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-84973-163-8

Multivariate analysis of the multi-component analytical profiles of carefully collected biofluid and/or tissue biopsy specimens can provide a ‘fingerprint’ of their biomolecular/metabolic status. This exemplary new book highlights applications of these techniques in the areas of drug therapy and toxicology, cancer, obesity and diabetes, as well as outlining applications to cardiovascular, infectious, inflammatory and oral diseases in detail.

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EUROTOX 2014 conference

Professors Heather Wallace and Arstidis Tsatsakis at the Closing Ceremony of EUROTOX 2014

Professors Heather Wallace and Aristidis Tsatsakis at the Closing Ceremony of EUROTOX 2014

The 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2014) was held in Edinburgh this September. The Conference was presided by Professor Heather Wallace (Toxicology Research Editorial Board member) had an exciting programme with keynote lectures from Professor Roland Wolf and Professor Allister Vale, plenary lectures, symposia and workshops. In addition, there were state-of-the-art interactive poster sessions on large screens which were very popular with the delegates.

Katharina Dach (right) is presented with a Toxicology Research Poster Prize at Eurotox, Presented by Professor Nigel Gooderham (left) and Professor Aristidis Tsatsakis (centre)

Katharina Dach (right) wins the Toxicology Research Poster Prize at Eurotox and is presented with the prize by Toxicology Research Editor-in-Chief Professor Nigel Gooderham (left) and Professor Aristidis Tsatsakis (centre)

Toxicology Research was delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the event which was awarded to Katharina Dach (pictured right) from IUF Leibniz Institute for Environmental Medicine, Dusseldorf, Germany for her poster entitled “Of mice and men: Mechanistic studies on the developmental neurotoxicity of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PDBEs) in a 3D in vitro model”. Many congratulations to Katharina on receiving this prize.

Preparations for the 2015 event in Porto, Portugal, are already well underway. More details can be found on the website: http://eurotox2015.com/

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Poster Prize winner from the British Toxicology Society Annual Congress 2014

Toxicology Research poster prize winner Timothy Allen, receiving his prize from the Chair of the British Toxicology Society Scientific Sub-Committee, Professor Tim Gant

Timothy Allen (left) receiving his prize from the Chair of the BTS Scientific Sub-Committee, Professor Tim Gant (right).

Toxicology Research were delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the British Toxicology Society Annual Congress, which took place from the 28th to 29th April 2014 at Plaisterers’ Hall, London. Many congratulations to Tim Allen (University of Cambridge) for winning this prize with his poster entitiled: “Towards an MIE atlas“.

Tim’s research involes using chemistry to probe molecular interactions between toxicants and biological systems. “We are trying to find out what it is about these molecules that makes them toxic, be that chemical structure, reactivity or physical properties. By gaining understanding of these molecular initiating events (MIEs) we hope to develop tools to screen novel chemicals against in early stage toxicity testing.” explains Tim.

Many congratulations to Tim on receiving this prize.

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