Combinatorial mathematical modelling & novel toxicological profiling of drug-induced hepatotoxicity

Adverse drug reactions are a serious concern for both public health but also during drug development. Drug-induced hepatotoxicity is a primary reason for the failure of new medicines. There is considerable research into mechanistic evaluations of why compounds fail in development. There is currently no systematic framework which is able to direct research into areas of data deficiency. This application seeks to combine innovative mathematical modelling with state-of-the-art technologies in toxicological research, in order to establish a theoretical/experimental protocol that produces the most informative data with reduced animal testing.

Reddyhoff D et al. (2015). Timescale analysis of a mathematical model of acetaminophen metabolism and toxicity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 386:132-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.08.021

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PhD Studentship



Principal investigator

Dr John Ward


Loughborough University


Dr Dominic Williams

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Award date

Oct 2012 - Sep 2016

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