In this webinar from the GC3 Green Chemistry Education series, three expert chemists introduce molecular design tools and explain how they can be used to design safer products.
Marty Mulvihill: Training Chemists to Consider Hazard - 01:15
Jakub Kostal: Simplified Computational Approaches to Safer Chemicals - 27:00
Nigel Greene: Predictive Toxicology for Safer Early Drug Design at Pfizer- 53:56
Q&A - 1:22:05
When chemists design new molecules for products, they don't immediately consider toxicity—traditionally, this has been the responsibility of a toxicologist at a later stage of product development. If the chemical is deemed too toxic, the chemist will select a molecule with similar functionality, and often similar hazard, beginning the process over again. To break this continual loop of harmful choices, chemists can learn how changing the structure of a molecule can reduce toxicity while retaining necessary properties and function. Predictive screening tools can help with the process of designing inherently safer molecules.
This webinar is part of the GC3 Safer Chemistry Training. Read more details at greenchemistryandcommerce.org/safer-chemistry-training/.