Second (Virtual) Summer School
Alternative Methods in Science: towards model complexity



7 June 2021

9:30 Registration of Participants

10:30 Alternative Methods in Science: towards model complexity
Francesca Caloni- Università degli Studi di Milano Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Milan

11:30 How much complexity is enough ? In vitro phototoxicity case
Helena Kandarova – Institute of Biochemistry and Microbiology Faculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, Slovak Technical University; Centre of Experimental Medicine, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Slovak Academy of Sciences

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00  Skin irritation potential and biocompatibility of complex mixtures
Marisa Meloni – Vitroscreen, Milan

15:00 How complex should a model be?
Arno Gutleb – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

18:00 Virtual Welcome Reception

8 June 2021

9:30 Pros and cons of adding an extra dimension to predict drug-induced hepatotoxicity
Hassan Rashidi – Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, London

10:30 Advanced models of the intestinal mucosal barrier
Yula Sambuy, PhD, Rome, Italy

11:30 Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Neural-like Cells: towards model complexity for neurotoxicity screening
Teresa Coccini – Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Toxicology – Toxicology Unit,
ICS Maugeri S.p.A. – SB, IRCCS Pavia

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00 Applying advanced infectious disease models to study SARS-CoV-2 Doris Wilflingseder – Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck

15:00 Promoting the 3Rs in scientific writing and publishing
Sonja von Aulock – Editor of ALTEX – Alternatives to Animal Experimentation

16:00 Open Debate with the Participants

17:00 Conclusions