Monday, 04 June 2012 08:35

Berlin: Satellite Meeting to replace animal tests Featured

As part of the third workshop of the European Project AXLR8 from June 10th to 13th at the Free University of Berlin, scientists from the United States and Europe present some important new methods.

The workshop aims to coordinate advance research in the field of toxicology without the use of animal experiments in Europe, the United States and Japan. This year's meeting will give a contribution to a joint international research strategy for the development of innovative, animal-free test methods in toxicology, particularly with regard to the coming support program Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, lasting over several years.

The EU Commission, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, as well as the American and Japanese government promote the research on modern molecular and cell biological methods, making a better prediction of toxic properties of chemical substances to humans more possible than it would be with usual animal tests.

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The satellite meeting will be held in English.

When: Sunday, den June 10, 2012, 2 p.m.
Where: Harnack-House of the Max Planck Society
Ihnestr. 16-20
14195 Berlin

Please register at: presse[at]