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Virtual Tissues

Virtual Tissues Project (v-Tissues™)

The First International Workshop on Virtual Tissues: v-Tissues 2009, held April 21-22, 2009, at the EPA Campus in RTP, NC
Sponsored by EC-US Joint Task Force on Biotechnology
Hosted by U.S. EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology
EPA Campus, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
April 21-22, 2009

Workshop Objectives

The workshop brought together academic, government and industry experts from the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) to: (a) discuss key biological and computational challenges in applying v-Tissues™ for chemical-induced toxicity, and (b) to highlight synergies and gaps between US and EU projects. The key topics included:

  1. Case studies on target organs: liver, development, immune system and lung
  2. Data requirements for v-Tissues™ applications: Large-scale data sets including, -omics, in vitro high-content screening (HCS) and high-resolution in vivo imaging
  3. Cross-scale computational approaches: simulating biological process at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels.


Scientists in academia, industry and government, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers attended the workshop.

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