Applying the 3Rs in oncology research

  • NC3Rs
Monday 24 September 2018 10:00 to 16:15
Central London

This workshop aims to encourage the transfer of 3Rs skills, tool and/or technologies within the cancer research field and to promote a new collaboration with Cancer Research UK where they will co-fund a number of awards made under our Skills and Knowledge Transfer scheme. This scheme facilitates the exchange of 3Rs models, tools and/or technologies between laboratories and institutions helping to ensure that barriers to change in practice, such as a lack of funding, skills or confidence, are addressed and advances in the 3Rs can be rapidly adopted by the scientific community. This meeting will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Hear from researchers applying the 3Rs within the cancer research field.
  • Learn about the Skills and Knowledge Transfer grant scheme and hear tips on how to apply.
  • Give a flash presentation: three minutes to speak about your research area, the skills, tools and/or technologies you can transfer OR the skills, tools and/or technologies you are seeking in a collaborator.
  • Network with fellow researchers, potential collaborators and meet with the funders’ representatives.

The workshop will be chaired by Professor Stephen Holgate (University of Southampton).  The agenda will be published here shortly, but confirmed speakers include:

Dr Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge - Hepatic organoids for the understanding of liver regeneration and disease

Dr John Roughan, Newcastle University - Pain assessment in mice and compliance with the 3Rs

Dr Janet Watson and Ms Joanne Roberts, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institue - Importing Refinements: examples of implementing techniques learnt from other establishments

Dr Julia Cordero, University of Glasgow - Drosophila as a model system to study tumour intrinsic mechanisms and organismal impact of cancer

Attendance is free, but registration is essential. The closing date for registration is 20 September 2018. If you would like to take part in the flash presentation session please add your interest in the "Other requirements" section on the registration page or alternatively email

You will need an NC3Rs website account to register. Please use your institutional email address when registering.

Further information on the Skills and Knowledge Transfer grant scheme can be found on the scheme webpage.

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