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Willard Wigan, MBE (born June 1957) is a British sculptor from Birmingham, the son of Jamaican immigrants, who sculpts extraordinary microscopic art. The pieces are typically sculpted within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin.

In July 2007 he was made an MBE and in January Willard Wigan received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick in recognition of the significant contributions that he has made to art and sculpture. Ripley’s Believe it Or Not exhibition in LA cite him as their most prized exhibitor. In 2010, the BBC reported that Wigan had sculpted a model of St Bartholomew’s church in Chosen Hill, Gloucester on a grain of sand that he had taken from its churchyard. Wigan explained that, while, working on a grain of sand, he would sometimes use the tremor caused by his own heartbeat as a jackhammer to chisel the tiny work. Last year Channel 4 made a documentary about him. However, his story is also extraordinary and his main aim is to share his own journey secrets in becoming a success. It includes how anyone with the right dream, vision and desire can achieve anything they truly want to realise. Take this opportunity to study the work of this amazing artist. It’s a rare chance to meet this legendary micro artist and learn from a master achiever in life.

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Biological, environmental and phys-chem properties of chemical substances are related to their structure

Using the VEGA platform, you can access a series of QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) models for regulatory purposes, or develop your own model for research purposes.

QSAR models can be used to predict the property of a chemical compound, using information obtained from its structure.

The QSAR models available for regulatory purposes have been optimised in accordance with the REACH requirements.

The models have been taken from CAESAR or T.E.S.T., or have been developed later by the contributors to VEGA.

Compared with many existing QSAR models, we have put greater emphasis on ensuring that the models generate transparent, understandable, reproducible and verifiable results. To achieve this, a series of tools has been optimised, which can relate the results obtained for the target chemical to the results obtained for similar (structurally related) compounds.

Our tools also provide a reproducible procedure for read across. read across is a tool to extract the required values for the target compound on the basis of the known values for similar (structurally related) substances. Within VEGA this has been achieved through the implementation of algorithms that are independent of the QSAR models, and which allow the screening of similar compounds in a read across strategy. These algorithms are used both to identify similar compounds, and to analyse the role of descriptors and fragments both for the chemical of interest and for the similar compounds.

Thus, it is also possible to use VEGA solely for read across. For this more limited use, you proceed as described for the prediction procedure, but then disregard the predicted value, and instead simply analyse the similar compounds on the chemometric basis, and the similar compounds identified on the basis of the mechanisms and descriptors. In this way you will analyse and review the similarities between the target chemical and the related chemicals.

The results hub Biological, environmental and phys-chem properties of chemical substances are related to their structure Using the VEGA platform, you can access a series of QSAR