Anne-Laure Werner, Senior Scientist
Name: Anne-Laure Werner
Job Title: Senior Scientist
Hi, I’m Anne-Laure and I work in the Science team at Lhasa Limited. After gaining a MSc degree in Toxicology (DEA, University of Medicine Rene Descartes, Paris V, France, 2001) and a MSc degree in Environmental Toxicology (DEA, University of Metz, France, 2002), I worked for around 6 years as a scientist on different ecotoxicological research projects investigating micropollutant fate and toxicity.
I joined the Vitic team at Lhasa Limited in 2010 where I am actively contributing to the expansion of the chemical space coverage and datasets for various endpoints within our Vitic hosted databases. My day-to-day work includes literature review, data extraction, curation and standardisation, schema fitting and database maintenance, to ensure our high quality databases meet the needs of our users.
My current focus is mostly on genotoxicity in vitro and in vivo, however I worked on multiple other endpoints over the years: carcinogenicity and repeat dose toxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, skin sensitisation, and liver toxicity as part of Lhasa Limited’s involvement in the IMI MIP-DILI project (2012-2017).
I am the scientific lead for the Intermediates and Aromatic Amines data sharing initiatives. Both projects help reducing duplication of Ames testing across companies, provide access to highly relevant proprietary datasets to support our members in their ICHM7 assessment, and ultimately enable the development of improved predictive SAR models. I am also involved in various other data sharing initiatives, including on the hot topic of nitrosamines (Complex Nitrosamines, Nitrites in Excipients), handling proprietary data, performing additional research and analyses upon Consortium members’ request, and encouraging sharing within a trusted environment.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially if it involves a lovely meal. I love travelling and discovering foreign culture and traditions. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, watching movies and when the weather permits, hiking and landscape photography. I am also passionate about creating photographic memories, capturing priceless moments and emotions, which is why you will rarely meet me without my camera.