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August 29, 2022

CAAT in the News

CAAT featured in Science Advances!

The CAAT team's newest publication, "Shell microelectrode arrays (MEAs) for brain organoids", has been featured in Volume 8, Issue 33 of the Science Advances.

Read the article here.

CAAT's work with mini brains is being highlighted in the news 

The CAAT team's research into mini brains is getting noticed around the world. Check out these recent articles from Italy, South Africa, Mexico, and the United States below:

"Helmeted "mini brains" could shed light on the origin of many mental disorders (Infinity News, Italy)

Spot the braincell! (Gadget, South Africa)

Mini Caps for Mini Brains (Crispnews24, USA)

Mini Brains and Mini Caps (list23, USA)

Helmeted 'mini brains' could shed light on the origin of many mental disorders (La Primerisima, Mexico)

Upcoming CAAT Events

SAVE THE DATE: EBTC Monthly Webinar: New developments in mechanism-driven chemical assessment

A fast-evolving understanding of the biological pathways by which exposures cause adverse health outcomes is playing a key role in the surge in development of new, non-animal toxicological test methods. The next event in our EBTC Symposium series will take a closer look at 'New developments in mechanism-driven chemical assessment'.

This 1-hour webinar, to be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM ET, will feature 3 speakers and provide an opportunity to discuss the topic.

  • Xabier Arzuaga (US EPA, USA)
  • TJ Bozada (ToxTrack, USA)
  • Sebastian Hoffmann (EBTC, USA)
Visit the event website here to register for free.

SAVE THE DATE: 3Rs Training Webinar: Interactive 3Rs Self-Assessment Tools

The 13th Webinar in the 3Rs training series, organized by the Animal Protection Commissioner of Berlin and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), in collaboration with the Veterinary Chamber of Berlin, will take place on Wednesday, August 31, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET / 19:00 to 20:00 CEST. Dr. Jessica Eddy from UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) will give a presentation on two 3Rs self-assessment tools, one for research groups and the other for research institutions, which help to obtain an impartial evaluation of their 3Rs activities.
Visit the event website here for more information and for free registration.

SAVE THE DATE: Green Toxicology Webinar | Grand Rounds

CAAT will be hosting a webinar in honor of the publication of Alexandra Maerten's new book, "Green Toxicology: Making Chemicals Benign by Design" on Friday, September 9 from 10:30 AM-11:45 AM ET.

Dr. Maertens will be joined by Peter Fantke (Technical University of Denmark) and Jakub Kostal (The George Washington University) to discuss the role of green toxicology in the green chemistry ecosystem and within the broader goal of sustainability.

Visit the Green Toxicology event here for more information and to register.

Following the webinar, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET, John Warner (Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry) will be speaking at the Grand Rounds 2022 virtual event, "Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements".

Visit the Grand Rounds event here for more information on the event.

SAVE THE DATE: OpenTox 2022 Virtual Conference - Program Now Available

The official program for the OpenTox2022 Virtual Conference is now available and can be found here. The conference will take place from Monday, September 12-Friday, September 16.

Thomas Hartung will be presenting at the conference on the topic of "Toward probabilistic risk assessment – the ONTOX project" on Tuesday, September 13 at 5:05 PM CEST.

Visit the congress website here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: Biointerfaces International Conference - Program Now Available

Thomas Hartung will be giving a keynote speech at the upcoming Biointerfaces International Conference. Dr. Hartung's presentation, "21st Century Cell Culture for 21st Century Research" will take place at 8:45 AM CEST on Wednesday, September 14.

The final event program, is now available on the website here.
For more information on the event, please visit the conference website here.


Young Scientist Travel Awards for EUSAAT 2022

ecopa will be sponsoring two additional Young Scientist Travel Awards (YSTA) with 250€ each for the EUSAAT 2022 congress, which will be held at the University of Linz, Austria from Monday, September 26-Wednesday, September 28.

For more information on these awards, please visit the conference website here.

For more information on ecopa, please visit their website here.

Upcoming Events

EBTC Monthly Webinar: New developments in mechanism-driven chemical assessment
August 30, 2022
Virtual Event

3Rs Training Webinar: Interactive 3Rs Self-Assessment Tools
August 31, 2022
Virtual Event

Women in Alternatives
Teams link will be live on event date
September 8, 2022
Virtual Event

Green Chemistry Webinar
September 9, 2022
Hybrid - Baltimore, Maryland

Grand Rounds
September 9, 2022
Hybrid - Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Zones Initiative's (PZI) Transforming Medical Research: Training and Mentorship Program
September 8-29, 2022
Virtual Event

OpenTox 2022 Virtual Conference
September 12-16, 2022
Virtual Event

Biointerfaces International Conference
Sept 13-15, 2022
Zurich, Switzerland

Society for Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics Annual Conference
September 18-20, 2022
Boston, Massachusetts
ICT 2022
September 18-21, 2022
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Novel in vitro Methods and AOP Approaches in Genetic Toxicology
October 6-7, 2022
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands

NAMS Conference
October 12-13, 2022
Washington, District of Columbia

ASCCT 11th Annual Meeting
October 19-21, 2022
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

India-EMBO Lecture Course
October 31-November 4, 2022
Hyderabad, India

Altertox: In vitro Lung Models
November 3-4, 2022
Geneva, Switzerland

European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing
November 15, 2022
Brussels, Belgium

Latin American Congress for Alternative Methods to the Use of Animals in Teaching, Research, and Industry
November 16-18, 2022
Mexico City, Mexico

21st International Congress of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV 2022)
November 21-25, 2022
Barcelona, Spain

ASPIS Open Symposium 2022
November 24-25, 2022
Barcelona, Spain

MPS World Summit
June 26-30, 2023
Berlin, Germany

WC12 Canada
August 27-31, 2023
Niagra Falls, Canada
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