Do., 10. März


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OILS x AMB Panel Discussion: Animal Research - Are we ready to move forward?

Do we really need to work with animals? What does the swiss public think about animal experimenting? What does the result of the recent referendum mean for research?

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OILS x AMB Panel Discussion: Animal Research - Are we ready to move forward?

Time & Location

10. März, 17:00 – 18:30 MEZ

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About the Event

Every few years there are initiatives and referendum votes to ban animal experiments in Switzerland. Some are more radical than others, but all have the same goal: to end the mass killing of animals for the benefit of science. By now, even the most stubborn defenders of scientific freedom adhere to the restrictions of the 3R principles REPLACE, REDUCE and REFINE. But is it possible to do science and develop the therapies of tomorrow without any animal experiments?

We would like to invite you to our 4th virtual panel discussion,

‘Animal research - are we ready to move forward?’

We will start with a keynote lecture on how open science improves animal research by Dr. Judith de Hann (Program manager for Open Science, Universiteit Utrecht). The keynote will be  followed by a discussion where we explore how animal research will be performed and regulated in the future and whether alternatives (e.g. organoids) can replace it.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. med vet Philippe Bugnon (Veterinarian in Laboratory Animal Science, UZH)
  • Dr. Paulin Jirkoff (3R coordinator, UZH)
  • Dr. Prisca Liberali (Professor in organoid technology, FMI)

The event will take place via Zoom, held from 17:00 – 18:30 on March 10th, 2022.

A link to the Zoom webinar will be sent out the day before the event, therefore if you would like to attend the event please REGISTER via the link below.

We are looking forward to seeing you all!


Open Innovation in Life Sciences (OILS) and  ETHZ D-BIOL Scientific Staff Association (AMB)

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