The Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair of
in-vitro Toxicology and Biomedicine/Alternatives to Animal Experimentation

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CAAT - Europe

Aims of CAAT-Europe

  • CAAT-EU brings together industry and academics to address the needs for human-relevant methods
  • Use for stategic funds to fill gaps in the development and implementation of alternative methods
  • Coordination of events on relevant topics in the area of alternatives and toxicology
  • Developing strategic projects with sponsors to promote humane science and 'new toxicology'
  • Developing a joint education program between Johns Hopkins and the University of Konstanz
  • Set up transatlantic consortia for international research projects on alternative methods
  • Support ALTEX as the official journal of CAAT, EUSAAT, and t4.

 Designated Goals

  • Building a transatlantic bridge for 3R and tox21c
  • Rebuilding toxicology on basis of functional pathways and in the interest of 3R
  • Gain visibility and give input as stakeholder in tox21c and 3R

CAAT-Europe brings together industry and academics to adress the needs for human-relevant alternative methods

  • Using strategic funds to fill gaps in the development of alternative methods
  • Coordinating Information Days, Symposia and Workshops
  • Developing strategic projects with sponsors to promote humane science and the "new toxicology"
  • Developing a joint education program between Johns Hopkins University and the University of Konstanz

CAAT-EU, housed at the University of Konstanz, coordinates transatlantic activities to promote education in humane science and will participate in and/or coordinate publicly and privately funded projects. Dr. Thomas Hartung serves as program liaison representing Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Marcel Leist serves as the University of Konstanz liaison. Thomas Hartung is also a Professor for Pharmacology and Toxicology at Konstanz. Furthermore, Alexander Burkle (Molecular Toxicology) and Daniel Dietrich (Human and Environmental Toxicology) of Konstanz are members of CAAT-Europe.

This transatlantic venture will promote the application and teaching of humane science, raise funds from industrial and  private sponsors for this purpose, and participate in and/or coordinate funded projects. Working together, CAAT and CAAT-EU promise sound scientific synergy involving experts from both sides of Atlantic to promote the implementation of human-relevant alternative approaches, the advancement of research in this field, and the dissemination of the 3Rs.

CAAT-Europe plans to develop a joint education program between the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Konstanz. This program will include e-courses, CAAT’s existing certificate program on humane science, a student exchange, and collaboration in the International Graduate School (International Research Training Group— IRTG 1331— Konstanz, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland “Cell-based Characterization of Disease Mechanisms in Tissue Destruction and Repair.”)

 

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