Society Of Toxicology Annual Conference 2021

Unilever SEAC scientists attended the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Conference (12th-26th March 2021), which was held virtually this year, and presented the following:


Exposure-based toxicity testing and translation into global requirements. Presented by: Matt Dent

Utilization of Human Evidence for Testing and Assessment of Chemical Sensitizers. Presented by: Ramya Rajagopal


NexGen Risk Assessment (NGRA) for Skin Allergy: Use of Coumarin in Cosmetic Products, Ab Initio Case Study. Presented by: Georgia Reynolds

Next Generation Risk Assessment Approach for Inhalation: Polymer Case Studies. Presented by: Iris Muller

Application of clinical benchmarks to NexGen Risk Assessment (NGRA) decision-making for skin allergy: use of historical clinical experience to define low risk cosmetic product market exposurePresented by: Gavin Maxwell


Development of a Reference List of Chemical Respiratory Sensitizers to Facilitate Evaluation of Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment. Presented by: Kristie Sullivan (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)

Utilization of Human Evidence for Testing and Assessment of Chemical Respiratory Sensitizers. Presented by: Jessica Ponder (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)


Unilever SEAC authors were also honoured to receive two best paper awards from the Risk Assessment Speciality Section (RASS):

Joint winner of Best Paper Advancing the Science of Risk Assessment Published in 2020:

Hatherell S, Baltazar MT, Reynolds J, Carmichael PL, Dent M, Li H, Ryder S, White A, Walker P, Middleton AM (2020) Identifying and Characterizing Stress Pathways of Concern for Consumer Safety in Next-Generation Risk Assessment. Toxicological Sciences, 176(1), 11-33

Best Paper Demonstrating the Application of Risk Assessment Published in 2020:

Baltazar MT, Cable S, Carmichael PL, Cubberley R, Cull T, Delagrange M, Dent MP, Hatherell S, Houghton J, Kukic P, Li H, Lee M-Y, Malcomber S, Middleton AM, Moxon TE, Nathanail AV, Nicol B, Pendlington R, Reynolds G, Reynolds J, White A, Westmoreland C (2020) A Next-Generation Risk Assessment Case Study for Coumarin in Cosmetic Products. Toxicological Sciences, 176, 236-252

For full details of the SOT 2021 conference please visit the SOT website.

Related links: Assuring Consumer Safety with NGRA: Case Study Publications & Video: NGRA video launched in collaboration with SOT