Track 10: In Silico studies
In Silico studies:
These are mechanistic models that aim to predict sensitization from mechanistic knowledge and empirical models that are aimed at predicting from a statistical perspective. These alternatives can be substituted by demonstrations using computer-simulated learning programs. Exercises in the form of graphs, tables obtained from various animal experiments can be used. Several “virtual humans” have been constructed by creating mathematical models of known human reactions. A few examples include computer models to model human metabolism, to study plaque buildup and cardiovascular risk and to evaluate toxicity of drugs. The digital frog and more recently award-winning virtual frog is available where a student can dissect a frog layer by layer.
1. Microfluidic Chips
2. Expharma and Xocology studies