Dr Emilio Benfenati

Head of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano

Coordinator of 15 EU funded projects, and participant to other 20 EU funded projects, many on the development and use of in silico models to predict toxicity. His research activities are in the fields of toxicity and environmental modelling, computer chemistry, molecular descriptors, QSARs, toxicity prediction, environmental toxicology, environmental management, characterisation and assessment of contaminants, metabolism studies, and risk assessment. He is author of about 300 scientific papers. Ha developed well-know software for toxicity predictions (VEGA), in collaboration with international regulatory bodies. Former member of the commission for pesticide evaluation for Italy. He organized international conferences and workshops.

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