The SOT Component Groups host many webinars throughout the year. Webinars are an effective distance-learning method intended to impart scientific knowledge to members of their group as well as the SOT membership at large.
Presenters at the read-across workshop demonstrated that read-across is a valuable technique; however, each described challenges yet to be overcome, including the incorporation and interpretation of ’omics data, improving reproducibility, and quantifying uncertainty in read-across predictions.
Most toxicologists would agree that it is challenging to assess chemical exposure from consumer products. Freely available data sources that identify and quantify functional uses of chemicals are few and far between. Workshop presenters provided updates on some existing and in-development resources.
A 2017 SOT Annual Meeting Scientific Session thoughtfully highlighted the power and potential of open data, and this reporter came away with a sense that it’s not a question of if open data becomes the norm, but when.
Tuesday’s symposium session, "Unknown, Unknowns: Exploring the Unidentified Fraction of Complex Mixtures," featured mixtures experts who take equal delight in the exploration of mixtures toxicity, including unknown fractions.