Stefano Cassani was born in Busto Arsizio (Italy). He
obtained the Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences
in 2008, under the supervision of Prof. Gramatica and
Dr. Papa with a thesis on “Atmospheric degradation QSAR
modeling of Volatile Organic Compounds”.
He graduated cum laude (Master degree in Biological
Sciences) in 2010 with a thesis on “QSAR modeling for
toxicity and ecotoxicity of (Benzo)Triazoles, a class
of emerging pollutants”, always under the supervision
of Prof. Gramatica and Dr. Papa.
He is at present in collaboration with QSAR Research
Unit in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (DiSTA
- University of Insubria – Varese) on same topic and
since February 2011 he is working in the same group
with a fellowship of the European Project FP7-ENV-2007-1
He is the author or co-author of 7 publications in international
scientific peer-reviewed journals and 19 scientific
poster and oral contributions to national (SCI – Italian
Chemical Society, SETAC Italian Branch, Ecomondo) and
international meetings (SETAC, Conferentia Chemometrica,
CADASTER workshop) in the field of QSAR and environmental
is member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) since
of publications in peer-reviewed journals (2012-2014)
1. P.Gramatica, S.Cassani, P.P.Roy, S.Kovarich, C.W.
Yap, E.Papa, 2012. “QSAR Modeling is not “Push a button
and find a correlation”: a case study of toxicity ob
(Benzo)-triazoles on Algae.”, Molecular Informatics,
2. S.Cassani, S.Kovarich, E.Papa, P.P. Roy, L. van der
Wal, P.Gramatica, 2013. “Daphnia and fish toxicity of
(benzo)triazoles: validated QSAR models and interspecies
quantitative activity-activity modeling”, Journal of
Hazardous Materials, 258-259, 50-60.
3. S.Cassani, S.Kovarich, E.Papa, P.P. Roy, M.Rahmberg,
S.Nilsson, U.Sahlin, N.Jeliazkova, N.Kochev, O.Pukalov,
I.V. Tetko, S. Brandmaier, M. Kos Durjava, B.Kolar,
W.Peijnenburg, P. Gramatica, 2013. “Evaluation of CADASTER
QSAR models for aquatic toxicity of (benzo-)triazoles
and prioritization by consensus.”, ATLA, 41, 49-64.
4. P.Gramatica, N. Chirico, E. Papa, S.Cassani, S.Kovarich.
2013. “QSARINS: A new software for the development,
analysis and validation of QSAR MLR models”, Journal
of Computational Chemistry (Software News and Updates),
34 (24), 2121-2132
5. S.Brandmaier, W. Peijnenburg, M. Kos Durjava, B.
Kolar, P. Gramatica, E. Papa, B. Bhhatarai, S.Kovarich,
S. Cassani, E. D’Onofrio, M. Rahmberg, T. Öberg, N.
Jeliazkova, L. Golsteijn, M. Comber, S. Novotarskyi,
I. Sushko, P. Kunwar, A. Abdelaziz, I. V. Tetko. 2013.
“The QSPR-Thesaurus: The online platform of the CADASTER
project“, submitted to ATLA, accepted.
6. L.Golsteijn, M Sarfraz Iqbal, S.Cassani, Harrie W.M.
Hendriks, S.Kovarich, E.Papa, E.Rorije, U.Sahlin, Mark
A.J. Huijbregts, 2014. “Assessing predictive uncertainty
in comparative toxicity potentials of triazoles”, Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(2), 293-301.
7. P. Gramatica, S.Cassani, N.Chirico, 2014. “Insubria
Datasets and New QSAR/QSPR Models for Environmental
Pollutants in QSARINS”, submitted to Journal of Computational
Chemistry (Software News and Updates).
Acknowledged in E.Papa, P.Gramatica, 2008. “Externally
validated QSPR modelling of VOC tropospheric oxidation
by NO3 radicals”, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research,
Acknowledged in P.P. Roy, S.Kovarich, P. Gramatica,
2011. “QSAR Model reproducibility and applicability:
A case study of rate constants of Hydroxyl radical reaction
models applied to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and
(Benzo)Triazoles”. Journal of Computational Chemistry,
Acknowledged in N.Chirico, P.Gramatica, 2012. “Real
external predictivity of QSAR models. Part 2. New intercomparable
thresholds for different validaiton criteria and the
need for scatter plot inspection”, Journal of Chemical
Information and Modeling, 52, 2044-2058.
in L. Golsteijn, R.van Zelm, A.J. Hendriks, M.A.J. Huijbregts,
2013 “Statistical uncertainty in hazardous terrestrial
concentrations estimated with aquatic ecotoxicity data”,
Chemosphere, 93, 366-372.