Alessandra Roncaglioni is currently Head of the Research Unit on Computational Toxicology in the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Milan, Italy. Her research interests are related to the use of computational chemistry methods applied to toxicological and environmental health issues with particular emphasis on in silico approaches (such as QSAR and read-across) and their use in different regulatory framework (e.g. REACH, Plant Protection Products, drug impurities). She is co-author of about 50 papers in peer reviewed journal and more than 30 communications in international conferences.
She acts as lecturer in different courses at master level and supervises master students in their thesis project.
She graduated in Environmental Science from the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and got a PhD in Life and Biomolecular Science from the Open University, UK
Dr. Emilio Benfenati is head of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at the Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy, since 1997. Previously he has been researcher at Stanford University, California, USA (in that period he also had a collaborative research at the Berkeley University, California, USA).
He coordinates/coordinated 20 European projects and participates/participated to about 50 projects in total, many of them on toxicity and environmental modelling.
His research activities include: toxicity and environmental modelling, molecular descriptors, QSARs, toxicity prediction; characterisation and assessment of contaminants; risk assessment.
He is the main developer of VEGA, ToxRead and other in silico platforms.
He is author or co-author of 440 papers in international journals and edited a few books. He organized some conferences, including SETAC 2011 (2350 participants) and QSAR 2014 (200 participants).