Symposium Animal-Free Innovations in Science


Aula VU

Symposium Animal-Free Innovations in Science

Faculty of Science

Earth and Life Sciences, Sciences, Medical

Conference / Symposium / Seminar

On 25 November Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC organize a symposium on Animal-Free Innovations in Science. Vinod Subramanian, rector magnificus Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Chris Polman,(vice) chair executive boards Amsterdam UMC (locations VUmc & AMC) invite you to this symposium that focuses on innovations in animal-free methods including in vitro (cell culture) and in silico (computational) approaches. We will address the unique advantages of utilising human derived cells, including induced Pluripotent Stem cells, organoids and multi-organ chip devices. Our goal is to bring together scientists from different disciplines from the University of Amsterdam and Free University Amsterdam in an open and constructive setting to discuss the challenges and advantages in encouraging animal-free innovations in basic and translational research. 

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Programme ( More information about the speakers coming soon)
12:00 to 13:00 Coffee and bites.
13:00 Introduction: Guus Schreiber, Dean of the Faculty of Science VU
13:10 Key note speaker and discussion
14:00 -14.40 : Speakers and discussion
14:40 Break
15:00 Key note speaker and discussion
15:40 -16.20  Speakers and discussions
16:40 Panel discussion
17:20 Drinks

Date: 25 November, 12:00 – 17:00  hours
Location: Aula VU
Organizers: VU & Amsterdam UMC