Next week we’re headed to Phoenix to mix and mingle with more than 6,500 toxicologists from around the world, who are gathering for the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting (SoT 2014). In addition to the large gathering of toxicologists, there will be some 350 exhibitors discussing and demonstrating cutting-edge products, services, and technologies. We’ll be holding court in Booth #1121. We are also hosting a workshop on Monday (3/24) from noon – 1:30 (free lunch!) in the Sheraton Deer Valley Room. We are most excited to discuss the advanced functionality of Ingenuity IPA-Tox, a toxicogenomics focused data analysis capability within IPA that provides focused toxicity and safety assessment information on compounds under investigation. In addition, two relatively new advanced features of IPA that will be of interest to the SOT crowd are the BioProfiler and Casual Network Analysis tools:
- BioProfiler: With BioProfiler, you can quickly profile a disease or phenotype by understanding its associated genes and compounds. You can also identify genes known to be causally relevant as potential targets or identify targets of toxicity, associated known drugs, biomarkers and pathways.
- Causal Network Analysis: This new feature provides a comprehensive approach to identifying upstream molecules that control the expression of the genes in your datasets. Expanding beyond “direct” or “single hop” relationships between upstream regulator and target molecules in the dataset, Causal Networks uncovers regulator networks that connect to the dataset targets.
If you’re headed to Phoenix, SOT 2014 Annual meeting, and would like to meet with us, come by our booth or contact us. We’d be interested to hear about your work and answer any questions you may have about IPA-Tox and how it might help advance your toxicology projects.