BENEFICIARIES

  • MAIN
  • ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
  • ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ
  • FEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE DELL’INDUSTRIA CHIMICA
  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO, DIPARTIMENTO DI ELETTRONICA E INFORMAZIONE
  • KnowledgeMiner Software Frank Lemke
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI

The Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research is a not-for-profit biomedical research organization, founded in Milan in 1961, with research units also in Bergamo, at Ranica – near Bergamo – and at Santa Maria Imbaro, near Chieti. The Institute’s main aim is to help defend human health and life.

Emilio Benfenati, ANTARES Coordinator and Head of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at the Mario Negri Institute, is coordinating, or has coordinated in the past, 13 EC projects, and is participating, or has participated, to 16 other EC projects, funded by the DG Research, Environment and Industry. These projects deal with a widespread variety of arguments, such as QSAR (CAESAR), toxicity (DEMETRA), Information Technologies (CHEMOMENTUM), dissemination of knowledge and results (ORCHESTRA and SCARLET), integration of knowledge and collaboration establishment between in vivo, in vitro and in silico researcher communities (RAINBOW and OSIRIS). He has also coordinated other international projects on QSAR with USA and European partners. Within one of these projects, CAESAR, a software platform has been developed including available QSAR models for REACH. Within DEMETRA, a new software for regulatory purposes for pesticides has been developed. The research activities of Emilio Benfenati includes: Computational chemistry; QSAR; Toxicity prediction; Environmental toxicology; Environmental management; Environmental chemistry; Analysis of organic compounds by mass spectrometry; Metabolism studies and Risk assessment.

Emilio Benfenati has organised and co-organised some workshops/symposia on (Q)SAR and modelling, and was the chief of the Local Organizing Committee for the 21st SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in Milan (May 15-19, 2011). He is author or co-author of about 200 papers in international journals and books.

IRFMN is responsible for the following actions: ACTION 2: Identification of the criteria for the non-testing methods for the REACH legislation
ACTION 5: Validation of non-testing methods
ACTION 9: Web Portal
ACTION 10: Project Management
ACTION 11: Monitoring
ACTION 12: Audit
ACTION 13: After-LIFE Communication plan

 
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