Local Organizing Committee

Local organizing committee

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Octavio Presgrave

Octavio Presgrave is coordinator of BraCVAM Centro Brasileiro para Validação de Métodos Alternativos Brazilian Centre for Validation of Alternative Methods. Besides, he is a Biologist (Universidade Gama Filho), with a Master's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (IOC/FIOCRUZ) and a PhD in Health Surveillance (INCQS/FIOCRUZ). Both his dissertation and thesis were in the area of alternative methods. He works at the Institute of Science and Technology in Biomodels (ICTB), a unit of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ).
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Professor of Toxicology, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal de Goiás | UFG, Brazil
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João Carlos Basílio

João Carlos Basilio has worked in the CT&F sector since the 70s, becoming managing partner of Perfumaria Rastro Ltda. He is the executive president of ABIHPEC since 1995, and of SIPATESP since 1989. He holds roles in BRAMEX, CIESP, CASIC, and FIESP, and participates in COMPEM/CNI and AEB councils.
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Andrezza Canavez

Andrezza has a degree in Pharmacy, safety assessor at the Department of Toxicology at the University of Vrije in Brussels (Belgium), posgraduation in International relations from UFPR, MBA in Business Management from FAE. She has 20 years of experience in the cosmetics industry, currently manager of the product Safety area: including Pre-Clinical, Alternative Methods (in vitro, in silico/in chemico), Clinical product research, Environmental Safety and Cosmetovigilance (post-market surveillance) of the Boticario Group

Julcemara de Oliveira

Julcemara Gresselle de Oliveira has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and a postgraduate degree in Health Surveillance from the Centro de Pós-Graduação Oswaldo Cruz. She represents Anvisa (the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency) in the “Working Group on Integrated Strategies for Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Ingredients” of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR). Since 2014, she has worked as a Specialist in Health Regulation and Surveillance at Anvisa.
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Rodrigo De Vecchi

Rodrigo De Vecchi is the founder of EPISKIN Brazil. Besides, he is a professional scientist with a great reputation in the fields of biotechnology and cosmetology. He holds a PhD in Genetic and Molecular Biology from the University of Campinas, where his research was based on the study of human genetics and dermatogenetics within the scope of psoriasis. His work included conducting trans-ethnic genome-wide clinical studies and immunogenetic research in rare diseases, raising the bar for the understanding of genetic factors in dermatology conditions.

Leila Leal

Prof Leila Leal has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, a Master’s, and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), and a postdoc in Bioequivalence of topical drug products from the University of Bath/UK. She is an Associate Professor at UFPE, a technical consultant at Hygeia Pharma and B&S Pharmaceutical Innovations and a Researcher at the Center for Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Development (NUDFAC/ UFPE). She is currently responsible for the BioAltern-Agro Network, represents RENAMA’s Associated Laboratories and is member of the Technical Board of Health of FACEPE. Dr. Leal has 20 years of experience developing pharmaceutical products and performance tests in medicines, cosmetics, and pesticides.
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Ekaterina Rivera

Ekaterina Rivera is director of the Laboratory Animal House and Lecturer on Animal Welfare, Ethics in Research with Animals- Universidade Federal de Goiás. Coordinator to the Brazilian Council on Animal Experiments (CONCEA)-2020-2022. Member ad hoc (AAALAC-I), OIE/OMSA). OIE/OMSA). President of the 8th Brazilian Congress on Laboratory Animal Science and 14th Brazilian Congress on Laboratory Animal Science held in conjunction with ICLAS. President of the Scientific Committee of the Ist International Transdisciplinary Congress and Second Congress in the Protection of the Fauna, held in conjunction with the State Public Ministry.

Marta Speck

Marta Speck has an academic background in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She graduated in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Biopathology and hold a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the UFRGS. During her master’s program, she focused on studying the impact of environmental enrichment on the behavior and responses to antidepressants in mice. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Translational Medicine at UFC, further expanding her expertise and work at the interface between basic research and clinical applications.

Camila Sgrignoli Januario

Camila Sgrignoli Januario, a political scientist specializing in program development and international relations, is the Program Manager at the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in grants management, strategic planning, and cross-cultural collaboration. Camila has developed educational programs, managed advisory boards, and organized major events like the Microphysiological Systems World Summit. She previously worked as a Project Management Consultant at the Lieber Institute and as a Public Assistant in Brazil. She is completing her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Baltimore.
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Murilo Vieira da Silva

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José Mauro Granjeiro

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Cristiane Caldeira

Cristiane Caldeira

Cristiane Caldeira earned her degree in Biological Sciences from UNIRIO (1994), a master’s in Public Health from ENSP/FIOCRUZ (1998), and a Ph.D. in Health Surveillance from INCQS/FIOCRUZ (2015). She is a Senior Technologist at the ICTB/Fiocruz, focusing on teaching, research, and innovation. Caldeira teaches in the Master’s program in Laboratory Animal Sciences and is a member of BraCVAM. Her expertise includes Toxicology, Alternative Methods to animal use, Method Validation, Laboratory Animal Sciences, and Quality Control in sanitary environments and products.
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Carolina Barbara Nogueira de Oliveira

Carolina Barbara Nogueira de Oliveira graduated in Biomedicine from Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and holds a PhD in Sciences and Biotechnology focused on alternative methods for toxicological assays. Since 2017, she has been working at FIOCRUZ and actively engaged in the development of alternative methods to the use of animals. Currently, she works at the Brazilian Center for Validation of Alternative Methods (BraCVAM), where she promotes the adoption of alternative methods to animal testing across Brazil. Her expertise lies in Alternative Methods, Toxicology, Zebrafish, and Methods Validation.