1st Queen Mary 3Rs meeting - Innovations in Animal Welfare and Research

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Innovations Centre, Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre

Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

5 Walden Street, Whitechapel

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Queen Mary -3Rs MEETING & POSTERS

Queen Mary University London is fully committed to the key principles of the 3Rs for the use of animals in research. The principles of the 3Rs (Replacing animals experiments wherever possible with alternatives, Reducing the numbers of animals used and Refining experiments to minimise impact on animals), provides the framework for performing more humane animal research, while continuing promoting best science. As such, Queen Mary ensures high standard of animal welfare in our research strategy and educational programs across all our centres, in accordance with the guidelines set up by the National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs), and continues to promote the implementation and dissemination on 3Rs, and strives to go beyond legal requirements to ensure innovation and best animal welfare and quality science.

This meeting will be an opportunity to promote and discuss all the great 3Rs innovations that our staff has developed within the last year, across the reduction, refinement and replacement schemes. The program will provide a broad example of the different disciplines and areas that have been funded and /or recognised by their 3Rs impacts, including work from various institutes and schools within the College. Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert, Head of Experimental Design and Reporting at NC3Rs, will provide an educational overview of the Experimental Design Tools (https://eda.nc3rs.org.uk/) available to free resource from the NC3Rs that are used worldwide to help design robust experiments, as the recommended by most research bodies, funders and scientific journals.

We also would like to request the presentation of posters to promote the display of ongoing progress on care , welfare and 3Rs on preclinical studies across Queen Mary. In particular, we would encourage early career academics, postdocs, PG students and technicians to participate, as this would be a great opportunity to exchange ideas, stimulating further advances and innovation on 3Rs, and supporting funding applications and the training early-career scientists. This will support further cross-disciplinary interactions to promote technological development, to raise the profile of alternative approaches and to continue thriving a culture of care across our researchers.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network with attendees and speakers during the tea and drinks sessions. There will be prizes awarded for the best technical innovation and the best scientific progress presented within the 3Rs scheme posters. Winners will be announced during the drink network session at the end of the day.

Please note that registration is free but required. If you interested in presenting an poster, please let us know before the 21/06/2019. Also note that attendance will be accounted as CPD training for your PIL competence training record and will be also shared with the HOI.

For further information please contact:

j.lopez-tremoleda@qmul.ac.uk

DATE AND TIME

Thursday 27th June 2019

13:30 – 18:00 GMT


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Innovation Centre, Clark-Kennedy Lecture Theatre

Queen Mary University of London

London, EC1M 6BQ

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Location: Blizard Intitute QMUL

http://www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk/contact.html

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/qmul/docs/about/Whitechapel_map_Feb-2016.pdf


PROGRAM


13:30-14:00 Arrival & posters up

14:00-14:05 Welcome -Prof Tim Warner. Director of Blizard Institute and Chair of the QMUL AWERB.

14:05-14:45 The Experimental Design Assistant: design robust experiments to yield reliable and reproducible results. Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert . NC3Rs

14:45-15:10 Impact of imaging on 3Rs- Innovative approaches for screening pancreatic cancer models. Dr Jane Sosabowski. Bart Cancer Institute.

15:10-15:45 Benefits of Automatic Monitoring Behaviour in Group-Housed Models of CNS injury. Dr Ping Yip. Blizard Institute.

15:45-16:15 Coffee/tea break and posters

16:15-16:40 Let’s talk seriously about alternatives: the Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network. Prof Hazel Screen. School of Engineering and Materials Science

16:45-17:10 Strategic breeding as a major impact on the 3Rs?. Dr Carles Gaston-Massuet. William Harvey Research Institute.

17:10-18:00 Drinks and networking ( 17:45 Poster winners will be announced)

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Innovations Centre, Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre

Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

5 Walden Street, Whitechapel

London

E1 2EF

United Kingdom

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