Speaker: Ana Gallegos is with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) since 2009 and currently holds the position of Head of Sector, Action on new drugs. She is responsible, amongst others, for the coordination of the European Union Early Warning System on new psychoactive substances. A Spanish national, she holds a PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry from the University of Girona. She has published over 50 research papers, including peer-reviewed articles, technical reports and book chapters. Her previous research was on the development and implementation of quantitative structure activity relationship models and quantum similarity techniques in the field of computer-aided molecular design. Currently her research interests are focused on new psychoactive substances, their related-effects, pharmacology and toxicity.