Until 30 June, the Joint Research Center of the European Union is conducting a survey as part of a study on 3R-relevant training and education opportunities. Until then, all scientists and developers are called upon to name and describe their course offerings, procedures and developments in the survey.

On November 20, the this year´s Annual Conference of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) will be held in Brüssels. The conference has the interesting title "Pooling Resources to promote the use of alternative methods for advancing safety assessment".

In a press release published today, Professor Ulrich Dirnagl and Professor Daniel Strech from the Berlin Institute for Health Research (BIH) and from the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with their team of authors, appealed to scientists to accept a greater degree of responsibility and engage for an improved quality in preclinical research.

Applicants can only be nominated for the LUSH Award 2018 until July 4. The prize of 350,000 British Pound honours researchers and committed individuals in the five categories Science, Young Scientists and Training, Public relations and lobbying.  

The deadline for oral and poster presentations has been postponed.

Research groups can apply for the animal welfare research award again until 30 September. The prize is endowed with 20,000 euros.

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) supports students with outstanding work in alternative approaches by funding their attendance at a high-profile scientific event.

In the USA, the number of animals consumed in chemical testing has risen sharply, although, following a revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) two years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should develop a plan to "reduce, refine or replace" vertebrates in toxicity tests.

Researchers led by Dr. Alessandro Ori from the Leibniz Institute for Ageing Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the leadership of Dr. David M. Sabatini in Cambridge have observed a cell nuclear protein migrating into the cytoplasm when nutrient deficiency occurs, where it degrades ribosomes. This makes a survival of the cell possible.

The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Technical University of Berlin are planning to establish a strategic partnership to develop a new joint research campus in Berlin-Wedding.

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