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The ESTIV Applied in Vitro Toxicology Course 2021 will be organized at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in the week of October 18-22, 2021. The program of the 2021 course is shaping and the registration will open in March. For information about the scope of the course and the program, please visit the web of the 2020 course, which has been organized as an online event due to the epidemiological situation in the EU.

Non-animal Methods in Science and Regulation

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The annual EURL ECVAM status report describes research, development and validation activities, as well as initiatives that promote the regulatory use and international adoption of non-animal methods and approaches and their dissemination in the regulatory and research arenas.

ALTERTOX, the ESTIV Corporate member, is organizing a Webinar on Scientometrics dedicated especially to young scientists.

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What is good science? how do you measure it? What are the most common metrics? Dark side of metrics…..read more

ESTIV involved in prestigious European research into animal-free methods for testing chemical substances

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ESTIV will be one of the major dissemination channels in the ONTOX project, which stands for “ontology-driven and artificial intelligence-based repeated dose toxicity testing of chemicals for next-generation risk assessment”.

FEBRUARY ESTIV-ASCCT Webinar: Quantitative in vitro to in vivo extrapolation (QIVIVE)

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FEBRUARY ESTIV-ASCCT Webinar: Theme QIVIVE presented by Martin Scholze from the Centre for Pollution Research and Policy, Brunel University London, UK and Ans Punt from Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands

Honorary Membership granted to Prof. Greet Schoeters

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The ESTIV Honorary Membership has been granted to Prof. Greet Schoeters (ESTIV President 2008-2012) in recognition of her outstanding commitment and contributions to ESTIV.

EU Survey – The use of animal-derived materials and reagents in scientific experimentation

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The Italian NGO OSA (Oltre la Sperimentazione Animale, Beyond Animal Experimentation), in collaboration with other partners, is launching this survey to understand what are the most commonly used animal-derived materials and reagents (e.g., animal sera, antibodies, etc.) in in vitro experimentation, and what is the current level of knowledge on available non-animal derived alternatives.

Scientific conference on “Towards the replacement of animals for scientific purposes”

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The European Commission is organizing an on-line scientific conference on “Towards the replacement of animals for scientific purposes” to be held on 2 to 3 February 2021.


The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) is happy to announce that it will be offering ESTIV BEST POSTER AWARD (€ 500, Certificate) to a young scientist wanting to participate in the JRC Summer School 2021 on Non-animal Approaches in Science: The Three R…evolution, to be held from 18 to 21 May 2021 at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) site in Ispra (Italy).

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