Animal Welfare Body Utrecht

Optimal welfare for laboratory animals and focus on 3Rs

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Research with animals complements non-animal methods

2 weeks ago

Zsolt SebestyƩn is an associate professor of Translational Immunology at the UMC Utrecht. He currently works on the development of living medicines to fight against cancers with cell-based immunotherapies. In this interview, he explains to us the importance of animal models and the place of the transition towards animal-free innovations in his research field.

3Rs Stimulus Fund: an organoid mimicking the prematurely born brain

2 months ago

Myrna Brandt is a PhD candidate in the Department for Developmental Origins of Disease, part of the UMC Utrecht Brain Center. She is working to develop a brain organoid that can reduce the use of animals in research on brain damage in premature babies. One in ten babies is born prematurely.

Culture of Care Award 2023

Culture of Care Award 2023

3 months ago

Who will you nominate for this year's Culture of Care Award? This is an incentive prize for animal technicians and animal caretakers, established by the Animal Welfare Body (AWB) Utrecht.