Webinar Series on the Use of New Approach Methodologies for the Risk Assessment of Pesticides

PETA Science Consortium International member PETA India, the Biological Agri Solutions Association of India, and the Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments have teamed up to present a free webinar series on new approach methodologies that can be used to fulfil pesticide toxicity testing requirements in India. The series features national toxicological experts and will provide regulators, industry, and academics with information about the use of new approach methodologies, including strategies using in silico, in chemico, in vitro, and ex vivo models for the safety assessment of pesticides.

Webinar 1: Use of new approach methodologies to meet pesticide testing requirements in India
10 March 2023
SK Jain, PhD, Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (slides)

Webinar 2: Use of in vitro skin irritation/corrosion test methods for the toxicity assessment of pesticides
6 April 2023
MP Pore, PhD, INTOX Private Limited (slides)
AB Pant, PhD, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (slides)

Webinar 3: Use of non-animal skin sensitisation test methods for the toxicity assessment of pesticides
5 May 2023
Hirna Pandya, MSc, United Phosphorus Limited (slides)
Rahul Date, PhD, Jai Research Foundation (slides)

Webinar 4: Use of in vitro and ex vivo eye irritation/corrosion test methods for the toxicity assessment of pesticides
2 June 2023 
Parvathi MVS, PhD, ERT, Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services Limited (slides)
Pradeep Kumar, DVM, MVSc, DABT, Corteva Agriscience (slides)

Webinar 5: Use of computational approaches for pesticide toxicity assessment
Friday, 7 July 2023
Bharath BR, PhD, Jai Research Foundation (slides)
Varun Ahuja, PhD, DABT, ERT, Syngene International Limited (slides)

Additional webinars to be announced soon.