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.”)