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Announcing the Release of Effectopedia

The Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the International QSAR Foundation are pleased to announce the alpha version of Effectopedia, the online encyclopedia and graphical editor for adverse outcome pathways (AOPs). This open source and free software is designed to fill the last remaining gap in the use of QSAR to estimate adverse effects of chemicals without additional animal testing. Click on the Effectopedia banner for more information on how you can participate in the evaluation and development of AOPs for chemical safety in the environment, food and household products.
Hristo Aladjov and Gilman Veith

AOPs at a Glance

Chemicals do not directly injure people, animals or plants.  Chemicals interfere with normal processes in and around cells, and these disruptions may eventually injure cells and tissues that make up vital organs.  Such injuries eventually cause adverse effects and symptoms for individuals.   The sequence of biological events describing how chemical injuries in and around cells propagate as adverse effects to various tissues, organs and individuals (even populations) is called an Adverse Outcome Pathway, or just AOP.

Last Updated (Friday, 13 April 2012 22:05)