Research and Methods

Research Groups

Below you will find an overview of research groups (working groups) which deal with the development of animal-free methods or prefer to use them.

On the one hand, this gives students an opportunity to contact the appropriate contact person when looking for thesis assignments and internships. We encourage people to inform themselves in detail and learn about the research contents of the relevant institution before contacting. Normally, the working groups’ websites provide a good insight.

On the other hand, we would like to provide an overview of working groups which use or even develop animal-free methods. This is also intended to facilitate networking between the working groups and ultimately provide a building block to help promote towards research on animal-free methods – advanced and ethically justifiable research.

We aim to update the list regularly and would be glad if further working groups were interested to be included in our list. If you are interested, please send us your data via e-mail to info[at], or use our contact form.

One entry can come under consideration for several categories:

  • Toxicology: includes ecotoxicology and drug screening
  • Tissue engineering: inclusive (single) cell cultures and lab-on-a-chip developments
  • Disease research: fundamental or applied research on cancer, Parkinson’s disease etc.
  • Anatomy: includes cell and development biology
  • Immunology: includes research on and development of antibodies and vaccines
  • Organ research: for instance blood vessels, liver, kidneys etc.
  • Education: includes postgraduate training
  • In silico methods: this category includes imaging procedures
  • Miscellaneous: This encompasses patient studies or other R & D work not included elsewhere

View items...

Kirkstall Ltd.

Sunday, 30 September 2018 16:48

Certus Molecular Diagnostics AG

Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:00

InVitro+Jobs regularly presents scientists and their innovative research. The focus is on newly developed methods, their evaluation as well as the perspectives, which animal experimental approaches can be reduced - or better - replaced according to the 3R principle (reduce, refine, replace). In this issue we focus on reproduction and developmental toxicology.

Reproduction and developmental toxicology without animal experiments:
Where do we stand with science?

This time we do not present a single group as usual because research questions that have been answered with countless animals so far are too wide-ranging. The animals cannot be replaced by separate new methods. Lots of groups are working on individual new methods. Conclusion: A replacement of animal experiments can only succeed if many individual methods are integrated in a test strategy.