JRC Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science Ispra, Italy

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), which runs the EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM), is organising a JRC Summer School on "Non-Animal Approaches in Science: Challenges and Future Directions", to be held from 21 to 24 May 2019 at the JRC site in Ispra (Italy).

The Summer School is specifically tailored for post-graduate students and early-career scientists working in the biosciences and will focus on non-animal methods and technologies and the opportunities and challenges associated with their application in various fields such as regulatory toxicology and biomedical research.

The programme will combine lectures from experts in the field with plenty of interactive sessions to encourage exchange of views and facilitate networking among participants. A visit to the EURL ECVAM laboratory is also planned. Participants will be asked to present a poster describing their own studies, interests or work area related to the topics of the Summer School.

Please find herewith the draft programme.

Who can participate?
Masters students, PhD students, or early-career scientists (max. 4 years after master) active in fields related to toxicology, biomedical research, alternative methods, exposure science, or risk assessment.

Important dates
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2019
  • Decisions on acceptance will be announced by email on 15 February 2019
  • Online registration will be open from 16 February 2019 to 4 April 2019
More information about the event and how to apply is available here