was awarded the Lush Young Researcher Prize 2020 for a project aimed at developing a new integrated screening method based on quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) predicting molecular initiating events (MIE) of neurotoxicity. The models will be ultimately implemented and made available within the VEGA HUB suite.
Another Lush Young Researcher Prize 2020 has been given to Edoardo Carnesecchi, Utrecth University, previously in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, for the development of innovative QSAR models for predicting chemical mixtures toxicity.
In 2020 also Giovanna Lavado received a prize for travelling to present the work “Zebrafish AC50 modelling: (Q)SAR models to predict developmental toxicity in zebrafish embryo” at the QSAR 2020 conference, which has been postponed to 2021.
Edoardo Carnesecchi, when was working in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, received the prize for the best oral presentation at the JRC Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science, May 2019.
In the previous QSAR Conference, in Bred (Slovenia), 2018, three of the researchers of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology received the prize for the best oral presentation: Kristijan Vukovič, while Domenico Gadaleta and Cosimo Toma received ex equo the prize for the best poster presented by students.
In 2016, in the previous QSAR Conference in Miami, Serena Manganelli received the prize for the best poster.
In 2012, for the QSAR Conference Ontario, Alessandra Roncaglioni received a prize for travelling to the conference.