The 2018 International 3Rs Prize, sponsored by GSK, has been awarded to Dr Rickie Patani for work that helps to replace the use of animal models of ALS – an area associated with poor translation and significant animal welfare concerns.
Dr Patani, who is based at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and the Francis Crick Institute, worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop and characterise functional motor neurons from patient-derived iPSCs. Their research, published in Cell Reports, provides new insights into the early stages of disease pathogenesis. The prize was presented at a ceremony in London on Monday 18 March.
Read our latest Research Review
Twelve researchers funded by the NC3Rs are showcased in our latest review, which highlights the benefits of 3Rs-focused science across a range of areas from parasitology to cardiotoxicity.
Last chance to register for our PhD Studentship Launch Event
2 April 2019 (Central London)
This event will launch our new collaboration with Unilever, who will be co-funding up to three of our 2019 PhD Studentship awards for projects within safety assessment. If you’re interested in applying for one of these awards, worth £30k per annum over three years, it will give you the opportunity to learn more. You can also book a one-on-one session with a member of NC3Rs or Unilever staff to discuss your proposal.
Attendance is free, but registration is essential. The closing date for registration is Wednesday 27 March.
Apply for the EPAA’s 2019 3Rs student grants
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is offering grants for EU-based PhD students to attend one of three high-profile scientific events in 2019: FELASA, EUSAAT and EUROTOX. These grants will support students whose work is relevant to the 3Rs, but who are unable to afford the cost of attending these events.