The 18th Animal Science Meeting, co-organised by the Royal Society of Biology and the Animals in Science Regulation Unit, took place in December 2020

AGENDA (2-part meeting)


PART 1 - Thursday 10 December, 14:00-16:00

14:00               Welcome from the Chair
                        Professor Dominic Wells FRSB, Royal Veterinary College

14:05               Keynote lecture: Born to be wild - utilising the common
                        link among mammals to create better translational research models
                        Dr Stephan Rosshart, University of Freiburg

14:45               Animal model (ferret) for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and animal research
  Dr Sharon Brookes, Animal and Plant Health Agency    

15:10               Break                                                                                                                                

15:20               Non-animal-derived antibodies for research and analytical purposes
Dr João Filipe Barroso, European Commission,
                        Joint Research Centre                        

15:45               Closing remarks

15:50               Event ends


PART 2 (day 2 – afternoon) 

14:00               Welcome from the Chair
William Reynolds, Animals in Science Regulation Unit

14:05               Facilitated discussions
Parallel workshops facilitated by members of the Animal Science Group.

                        1. Barriers and solutions for implementing non-animal-derived
                            antibodies as research tools

                            João Barroso, EURL ECVAM & Kirsty Reid, EFPIA

                        2. 3Rs for robust breeding and colony management, in light of COVID 19
                            Ellen Forty, NC3Rs, Michelle Stewart & Sarah Wells, Mary Lyon Centre

                        3. Talking about animal research during a pandemic
                            Bella Williams and John Meredith, Understanding Animal Research

                        4. Microbiome research and standards for reproducible animal research
                            Sharon Brookes and Richard Ellis, Animal and Plant Health Agency

                        5. Impact of COVID-19 on present and future training for animal research
                            Linda Horan, Institute of Animal Technology and
                            Ngaire Dennison, Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association.

15:25               Closing remarks

15:30               Event ends


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