Our team

Welcome to Altox

Alternative Toxicology Services

Our team includes experts in software development, data science, predictive toxicology, safety assessment and regulatory toxicology.

Project: Virtual InSilicoTox: Platform for in silico toxicological screening in real-time and interface with the virtual laboratory as an alternative method to the animal using. PIPE FAPESP 2016/08322-5.

Multidisciplinary Team

Carlos E. Matos dos SantosResponsible Researcher and Manager

Technical Director (TD) at Altox Ltda. He is graduated in Pharmacy and has a Master's Degree in Public Health by the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo. Professor of In Silico Toxicology, Toxicity Assessment and Risk Assessment at graduate program of the Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz. He was Project Manager of the Intertox with experience in technical consulting projects for several national and multinational companies regarding in silico models, Toxicity Assessment, Risk Assessment, Regulatory Affairs, Product Safety based, Environmental Toxicology, Cosmetic Toxicology and others.

Dr. Rodolpho C. BragaData Scientist

Data Scientist and Drug Discovery Specialist working at Altox Alternative Toxicology Inc. Worked 9 months on the Lead Optimization Latin America project (LOLA) by Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), as a cheminformatics and computational chemistry scientist. Also, was a Visiting Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at University of Turin (UniTO) (2015 – 2016). He was awarded a CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence of the American Chemical Society (ACS - 2014). A Research Scientist with experience conducting and overseeing a variety of successful computational chemistry, cheminformatics, project management, molecular modeling, and complex data analysis research projects. Academic qualifications, including a Postdoctoral (2016), a Doctor of Philosophy (2015) and a Master of Science (2012) in Medicinal Chemistry from the Federal University of Goiás.

MSc. Iury T. S de SousaData Scientist

Data Scientist and Software Developer currently working at Altox Alternative Toxicology Inc. Research Scientist with experience developing a variety of projects combining biological and natural sciences with Information Technology (IT). Master of Science (2017) in Physical Oceanography (USP-FAPESP). 5 years of experience in Data Analysis in Python, including two scientific consulting projects at Petrobras. Well-versed in IT, including Data Analysis (Python/Matlab), Web Scrapping (BeautifulSoup/Selenium), Database (PostgreSQL), Web Development (Flask), HTML, CSS, Git and graphics editing (Inkscape and GIMP).

Luiz Augusto Mota FilhoSoftware Development Manager

Director of Information Technology at Altox Ltda, After completing an undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences, from the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), MG, Brazil, he has completed an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, SP, Brazil. He has solid experience in the analysis, development, and implementation of integrated systems, team coordination, and project management methodologies. He has served as Director of Information Technology at Intertox Ltda., where he was in charge of strategic planning, business development, commercial and new market demands as well as the development and certification of software for hazardous chemicals' management.

Research Consultants

Dra. Carolina Horta AndradeResearch Consultant

Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Federal University of Goias, and head of LabMol – Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design. She graduated in Pharmacy and got her Ph.D. degree in drugs and medicines at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), with part of her Ph.D. developed at the University of New Mexico, USA. Her research focuses on Drug Design for Neglected Diseases and Cancer, using integrated Virtual Screening (VS) approaches, QSAR models and cheminformatics and chemogenomics approaches to identify new hit compounds for these diseases. Her group is also focused on the generation of predictive tools to study metabolism and toxicity of chemical compounds. In 2014 she was awarded the “For Women in Science” award from L’Oréal Brasil- UNESCO-ABC, and in 2015 she received the “International Rising Talents” award from L’Oréal – UNESCO. Since 2012, she is a CNPq research fellow – 2 level and is the treasurer of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) (2014-2016). In 2016 she was elected Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Vinicius M. AlvesResearch Consultant

Research Scientist at Cheminfordata, a start-up company providing computational solutions for drug discovery. He received his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Innovation (2017) from the Federal University of Goias (UFG), Brazil. He has experience in the development and implementation of innovative cheminformatics and molecular modeling approaches; quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) modeling; complex data analysis; and application of predictive models in screening large libraries of virtual compounds for prioritizing hits to be tested experimentally. He is currently interested in analyzing and modeling complex interactions between chemical structures and various types of biological targets to design novel compounds with desired activity and safety profiles. Vinicius received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (2012), followed by a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014) from UFG. He visited the University of Florida (USA) as a Research Intern (2011) advised by Prof. Kenneth Merz. He also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) in 2012 as a Research Intern and in 2015-2016 as a visiting Ph.D. student.