Lecture: Fish cell lines as alternatives to fish in environmental risk assessment
14.11.19, 16:00-17:00. Irchel, Y25H26
By Prof. Schirmer: Millions of fish are used every year in the environmental risk assessment of chemicals or water samples. In order to reduce or even replace the need for fish in these mostly elaborate and ethically challenging tests, in vitro models based on fish cells, alone or in combination with computational modelling, comprise promising alternative experimental models. In my presentation, I will provide an overview of such fish cell models and present strategies that build on them to inform environmental risk assessment with a reduced or eliminated need for experimentation with fish.
Tierethik – Aktuelle und zukünftige Herausforderungen
15.11.19, Universität Freiburg
Ziel dieser Weiterbildung ist es, den Teilnehmenden die Schlüsseltexte und Grundideen näher zu bringen, welche die akademische Tierethik beeinflusst haben bzw. immer noch beeinflussen. Diskutiert wird unter anderem der moralische Status von Tieren, unsere Pflichten Tieren gegenüber sowie was man unter einem fairen Umgang mit Tieren verstehen könnte.
27.-29.11., Utrecht Science Park, The Netherlands
Accelerating the transition towards animal free innovations
Lecture: Quantitative high-throughput imaging of kidney cell function to elucidate unknown mechanisms of drug toxicity
28.11.19, 16:00-17:00, Irchel, Y25H26
By Prof. A. Hall: Nephrotoxicity is a major cause of kidney disease in humans and a frequent reason for failure in the drug development pipeline. Animal models are of limited use in predicting and investigating toxicity. We have developed new high-throughput screens using automated imaging and computational analysis to perform quantitative assessments of the effects of drugs on the function of human-derived kidney tubular cells in vitro. We are using this approach to elucidate unknown cellular mechanisms of drug toxicity in the kidney.
Lecture: Rodent surgery - best practice & peri-and post-operative care management
05.12.19, 16:00-17:00, Irchel, Y25H26
By Dr. P. Seebeck: Surgery is an integral part of many experimental animal studies. Performing surgery fast, minimally invasive and with optimal peri-and post-operative care helps to reduce animal suffering, enables faster recovery with fewer complications and improves the reproducibility of study results. However, for rodent surgery there currently exist no generally accepted guidelines in Switzerland. Therefore, this presentation aims to give a introduction on how to use best surgical practice during rodent surgery including tips for peri-and post-operative care management
The REWARD | EQUATOR Conference 2020
20–22 February 2020, Berlin
Sharing strategies for Research Improvement.
11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
23-27 August 2020, MECC Maastricht – The Nederlands
Topic "3Rs in transition from development to application"