ESTIV will be involved as an organisation supporting the dissemination of the science in the prestigious European H2020 research project ONTOX.
ONTOX stands for “ontology-driven and artificial intelligence-based repeated dose toxicity testing of chemicals for next-generation risk assessment”. The project is aiming into the development of animal-free methods for testing chemical substances. ESTIV will be one of the major dissemination channels of the research activities. The ONTOX consortium consists of 18 European and American partners, and more than 60 scientists, many of them active members of ESTIV. The ONTOX project will kick off on 1 May 2021 for a period of 5 years and will be coordinated by Prof. Mathieu Vinken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel-Belgium), past president of ESTIV.