The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is accepting applications through Monday, October 9, for the following grant opportunities.

Respiratory allergens causing diseases like asthma can be identified using methods based on human cells and computer programs. convinced of this, an international research team has developed an investigative approach that was presented in the journal Applied In Vitro Toxicology.

Disease Models: Epilepsy on the Chip

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:39

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, are developing an organ-on-a-chip model to be able to create two different forms of epilepsy. To realise they will receive $ 2.0 million of funding for the following two years from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

JRC: Trainee on non-animal methods in GHS

Monday, 02 October 2017 15:35

The traineeship involves activities, under supervision of the Traineeship adviser, at the Chemical Safety and Alternative methods Unit and the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) related to the introduction of criteria on how to use non-animal methods for classification of health hazards in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

The traineeship will involve support to desk-based research which will result in an elaborate text proposal to be discussed at EU level as well as within the UN Subcommittee working group on non-animal methods for future inclusion into the GHS.

Inducative duration: 5 months.
Location: Ispra, Italy
Deadline: November 10, 2017, 23:59 Brussels time

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The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers is an international scientific event, organized every two years and receiving constantly 200+ registered attendees from all over the world.

The European Commission has published early details on funding opportunities for the next three years under its Future and Emerging Technologies research stream. The next €1B flagship projects will target ICT, energy and health, according to the draft work programme for 2018-2020 published by the Commission.

EU-Life, an alliance of 13 leading European life science research institutes, has set out its key priorities for the next Framework Programme, calling on the Commission to double funding to €150 billion, compared to the current Horizon 2020 programme.

Multidisciplinary research at the Wyss Institute has led to the development of a multi-material 3D bioprinting method that generates vascularized tissues composed of living human cells that are nearly ten-fold thicker than previously engineered tissues and that can sustain their architecture and function for upwards of six weeks.

The Alternatives in Research Challenge

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:38

The Alternatives in Research (AiR) Challenge is a program intended to stimulate innovative research that advances medical progress through the use of methods that do not involve animals.

An interesting overview on the current developments, challenges and perspectives of human on a chip platforms and disease models on a chip is given by researchers of the Berlin spin-off TissUse.