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]invitrojobs.com, 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

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Working Group – a Portrait: ACTO e.V.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:16

InVitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principles of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace).

In our current portrait we present the Aachen Centrum of Technology Transfer in Ophthalmology (ACTO). We describe a particular method of ACTO, the Ex Vivo Eye Irritation Test (EVEIT). The method provides - similar to the Bovine Corneal Opacity / Permeability Assay (BCOP) - an animal-free alternative to the Draize eye irritation test on living rabbits.

Working Group – a Portrait: Medicyte GmbH

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 18:18

InVitroJobs regularly presents scientists and their innovative research in “Working group – a Portrait”. The focus is on newly developed methods, their evaluation and an outlook on which animal experiments can be reduced, refined or preferably replaced according to the 3R principle. In this instalment we present the Medicyte GmbH in Heidelberg, Germany, a company that develops special cell lines for use in animal-free research.

InVitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We will focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principles of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace). In this issue, we present PharmaInformatic from Emden, Germany.

Working Group – a Portrait: Across Barriers

Thursday, 04 October 2012 21:52

InvitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We will focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principles of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace). In this issue, we present Across Barriers from Saarbrücken.

InvitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We will focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principles of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace).
In this issue we introduce the work group “Environmental Toxicological Risk Assessment and Human Sphere Models”, at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

InvitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We will focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principles of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace). In this issue we introduce the European Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).

InvitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. The focus is set on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and, where possible, replacing animal experimentation according to the “three Rs” of Russell & Burch (reduce, refine, replace). In the fourth issue we present the company Cultex Laboratory GmbH Hannover.

InvitroJobs presents scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. The focus is on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and, where possible, replacing animal experimentation according to the “three Rs” of Russell & Burch (reduce, refine, replace).
Our third article presents selected examples from the research group “Short Term Toxicology” in the department “Experimental Toxicology and Ecology” at BASF SE. It is necessary to define the scope of this article this narrowly as there are over 50 staff members in five laboratories, with more than 20 methods being implemented and nearly as many again in development.

InvitroJobs will present scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We will focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principle of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace). The series will continue with the research group "Experimental Cell- and Tissue Technology", which is within the working group "Molecular Haemostaseology" at the University Hospital of Jena. The presentation is followed by an interview with Dr. rer. nat Sandy Mosig.

Starting with this article, InvitroJobs will present scientists and their innovative research in a regular feature called “Working Group – a Portrait”. We will focus on newly developed methods, their evaluation and their potential for reducing and where possible replacing animal experimentation according to the 3R principle of Russel & Burch (reduce, refine, replace). We start with two research groups from the Clinical Research Laboratory of the Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Department of Tübingen University Hospital, “Haemocompatibility” and “Pyrogen assay”. The introduction is followed by an interview with Dr. med. Stefan Fennrich.