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Symposium Improving Science, Advancing Animal Welfare: Towards better In Vitro Practices

On 1st June 2018, the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences will be holding the symposium 'Improving Science, Advancing Animal Welfare: Towards better In Vitro Practices'. Leading experts will outline the latest developments on good in vitro method practices and discuss the moral and scientific issues related to the use of fetal calf serum (FCS, or FBS).


Moderator: dr. Jan van der Valk

09.30-10.00: Registration, coffee/tea

10.00-10.15: Introduction by dr. Jan van der Valk

10.15-10.45: Dr. Sandra Coecke - European Commission, Joint Research Centre, EURL ECVAM, IT Development of an OECD Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP)

10:45-11.15: Dr. Wilhelm Dirks - Leibniz-Institute DSMZ, DE Reliability of Scientific Data Using Human Cell Lines asTumor Model Systems - NextGenCC

11.15-11.30: Coffee & tea

11.30-12.00: Dr. Jan van der Valk - 3Rs-Centre ULS, NL Fetal bovine serum: a pain in the dish?

12.00-12.30: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gstraunthaler - Medical University Innsbruck, AT One solution - Human platelet lysates

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.00: Dr. Jianan Fu - PAN-Biotech Ltd, DE View of industry on FCS-free media

14:00-14.30: Dr. Catarina Grandela - Leiden University Medical Centre, NL Chemically defined culture and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells: where are we at?

14:30-15:00: Dr. Ir. Dirk Martens - Wageningen University & Research, NL Selection of chemically defined media for industrial-scale production of biopharmaceuticals

15.00-15.30: Coffee & tea

15:30-16:30: Discussion & closing

16:30-17:30: Drinks


The registration fee is €25,- (€15,- for PhD candidates and students) and includes attendance of the symposium, lunch and refreshments.

To register (standard fee), please click here.
To register as a PhD candidate or student, please click here.
Deadline for registration is 27th May 2018.
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