Invited speakers

Keynote speaker

Birgit Mertens

SD Chemical and Physical Health Risks, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium & President of the Belgian Environmental Mutagen Society (BEMS)

Monday, 23rd May

Presentation Title: OECD retrospective performance assessment of miniaturized Ames assays


Invited speakers

Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt

University of St. Thomas, USA

Pre-conference AOP workshopMonday 23rd May

Leader of the workshop

Sivakumar Murugadoss

Sciensano, Risk and health impact assessment unit, Belgium

Pre-conference AOP workshop, Monday 23rd May

AOP workshop trainer

Nancy B. Hopf

Unisante, Centre universitaire de médecine générale et santé publique, Switzerland

Session 1, Monday 23rd May
Presentation Title: Carcinogenic exposure biomarkers in human populations

Susana Viegas

NOVA National School of Public Health, Public Health Research Centre, Portugal

Session 1, Monday 23rd May
Presentation Title: Occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs - What are the gaps?

Shan Wang

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

EEMGS NI Session, Monday 23rd May
Presentation Title: The role of dietary AhR ligands in the development of inflammation bowel disease and subsequent risk of colitis-associated cancer

Tanja Schwerdtle

University of Potsdam & German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

BEMS/DEMS Session, Tuesday 24th May
Presentation Title: Arsenolipids: lessons learned from cells, worms, flies and mice.

Vanessa Viegas

Cobalt Institute, United Kingdom

BEMS/DEMS Session, Tuesday 24th May
Presentation Title: A tiered testing approach to predict genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of poorly soluble cobalt compounds

Naveed Honarvar

BASF SE, Germany

BEMS/DEMS Session, Tuesday 24th May
Presentation Title: Adaptation of the in vitro Micronucleus Assay for nanomaterial testing: A status Update 

Doris Marko

University of Vienna, Austria

Session 2, Tuesday 24th May
Presentation Title: Critical interplay between gut microbiome and mycotoxins with concequences for genotoxicity

Goran Gajski

Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia

Session 2, Tuesday 24th May
Presentation Title: DNA damage, oxidative and inflammatory status in vegetarians compared to omnivores

Julia DeBenedictis

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Session 2, Tuesday 24th May
Presentation Title: The protective effects of phytochemicals against DNA damage

Maria Dusinska

Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway

Session 3, Wednesday 25th May
Presentation Title: Hazard assessment of nanomaterials with the comet assay; what properties determine genotoxicity?

Paul A. White

Health Canada, Canada

Session 3, Wednesday 25th May

Presentation Title: Quantitative Interpretation of In Vivo Mutagenicity Dose-Response Data for Regulatory Decision-making: Recent Progress and Persistent Challenges 

Marie Vasquez

Helix3, USA

Session 3, Wednesday 25th May
Presentation Title: HESI GTTC Comet Project - An update

Stoimir Kolarević

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Session 4, Thursday 26th May
Presentation Title: Application of comet assay in aquatic organisms - a summary and lessons learned in past 10 years of field research

Marko Gerić

Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Croatia

Session 4, Thursday 26th May
Presentation Title: Heavy metals: a grand tour

Bojana Zegura

National Institute of Biology, Slovenia

Session 5, Thursday 26th May
Presentation Title: Spheroids - a 3D cell based system for genotoxicity assessment

Erik Bivehed

Uppsala University, Sweden

Session 5, Thursday 26th May
Presentation Title: Comet assay from a new perspective introducing the Flash-comet - from hairpins to low conductive medium

Bevin P. Engelward

MIT Dept. of Biological Engineering, USA

Session 5, Thursday 26th May
Presentation Title: HepaCometChip: A Cell-Based Platform to Replace Animal Studies of Liver Genotoxicity