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Seminar Series: 21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals

Friday, March 27, 2020

Seminar Series: 21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in human-relevant research techniques?

Join the Physicians Committee for a seminar on 21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals and learn about the benefits of using nonanimal research methods in your career.

Advances in 3D and in vitro models have led to fundamental improvements in human disease modeling, drug development, toxicology testing, and more. As technology advances scientists are integrating human-relevant methods such as tissues-on-chips, 3D bioprinting, organoids, and other in vitro and in silico models into research to produce more reliable results. 

 

ASU Seminar Series

This talk is the third in a series of four lectures dedicated to exploring methods for more human-relevant testing and research and will focus on in silico and in vitro methods for toxicity testing. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the event will be moved online and will also feature discussion of the need for more human-based research for coronavirus therapies and vaccines.

Our expert speakers include:

  • Kristie Sullivan, MPH, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Holger Behrsing, PhD, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
  • Grace Patlewicz, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency

Everyone must register for the webinar, even if you preregistered for the in-person event. To sign up visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jSS57r1UQ7yug635ixwObg

This event is open to ALL audiences. Please share this FREE webinar with your network and on social media!

ASU Seminar Series

 

 

This seminar is sponsored by the Early-Career Researchers Advancing 21st Century Science (ERA21) program by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Shamar Advisors, LLC. To learn more about ERA21 visit our website. We hope you will join us on March 27th 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. MST (4:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET).

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List of seminars in this series:

January 31, 2020

21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals with Microphysiological Systems and 3D Bioprinting

Expert speakers

  • Thomas Neumann, MD, Nortis Bio
  • Begum Alaybeyoglu, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

 

February 28, 2020

21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals Through Bioengineering

Expert speakers: 

  • Mehdi Nikkhah, PhD, Arizona State University 
  • Brian Niemeyer, PhD, University of Colorado 
  • Himanshu Kaul, PhD, University of British Columbia 

 

March 27, 2020

21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals for Toxicity Testing and Coronavirus Research

Expert Speakers:

  • Kristie Sullivan, MPH, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Holger Behrsing, PhD, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
  • Grace Patlewicz, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency

 

April 24, 2020

21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals in the Neurosciences and Infectious Disease Research

Expert Speakers:

  • Lena Smirnova, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • Cleber Trujillo, PhD, University of California San Diego
  • Cheryl A. Nickerson, PhD, Arizona State University