QSAR 2021 Program

Full Program

The full program is now available to registered participants.

Plenary Speakers

Russell S. Thomas, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure, Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Rusty Thomas directs the Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure.  Dr. Thomas’ area of expertise is in the application of high-throughput and high data content approaches to chemical toxicity testing. Prior to coming to the U.S. EPA, Dr. Thomas worked as an investigator and the director of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.

Mark Cronin, Ph.D.
Professor, Cheminformatics Research Group, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr. Mark Cronin is Professor of Predictive Toxicology at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom. He has over 30 years expertise in the application of in silico approaches to predict the toxicity and fate of chemicals; in addition to development of strategies to develop alternatives to whole animal testing for toxicity.  Current research includes the application of chemical grouping and read-across to assess human health and environmental endpoints, particular the linking of the Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) to category formation. This research effort has resulted in over 300 publications in all areas of the use of (Q)SARs, expert systems and read-across to predict toxicity. 

Special Guest Speaker
Elizabeth Mannshardt PhD
Associate Director, Information Access and Analytic Services Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
Adjunct Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, Department of Statistics

Dr. Elizabeth Mannshardt is the Associate Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Information Access and Analytic Services Division in the Office of Information Management.  She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University and has served on multiple Executive Boards within the American Statistical Association. Elizabeth originally joined EPA as a Statistician in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.  Prior to joining EPA, she held two National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Environmental Statistics and was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University.