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Anna Olsson
Principal Researcher
Anna Olsson has a background is animal science and she holds a PhD in ethology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Her research addresses questions of laboratory animal welfare and ethics, and she also coordinates a FELASA-accredited Cat C course in Porto. She is presently coordinating the FP7-funded project ANIMPACT - An ethical, legal and practical perspective on the impact of a new regulatory framework for the scientific use of animals on research and innovation. Degree in Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (1994) PhD in Ethology, Swedish University of Agricultural University (2001) Postdoc at Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Porto, and Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment (2001-2004) Researcher at Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Porto (2004-present) Research interests: ethics of animal research and technology, behaviour and welfare of laboratory and farm animals Teaching activities: Coordination of training in laboratory animal science for young researchers at the institute (FELASA accredited course) where I also tech animal ethics. Coordinating the ethics module of two PhD programs (PDN, GABBA) at the University of Porto where I also teach general research ethics and animal research ethics. Editorial and peer-review experience: editorial board member Laboratory Animals (since 2004), section editor Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (since 2011), have participated as external peer reviewer or panel member for grant applications on several occasions for research councils in Portugal. Netherlands and the UK. Other: executive secretary animal research ethics committee IBMC_INEB, ethics officer International Society for Applied Ethology, member executive council European Society for Agricutural and Food Ethics Website: http://www.ibmc.up.pt/research/research-groups/laboratory-animal-science Blog (science communication): animalogos.blogspot.com

Selected Publications

Guilherme Fernandes J., Olsson I., Vieira de Castro A.,
Do aversive-based training methods actually compromise dog welfare?: A literature review. Applied Animal Behaviour Science196:1-12, 2017. [Journal: Review] [CI: 5] [IF: 1,5]
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2017.07.001 SCOPUS: 85026437966. .

Valentim A., van Eeden F., Strähle U., Olsson I.,
Euthanizing zebrafish legally in Europe: Are the approved methods of euthanizing zebrafish appropriate to research reality and animal welfare?. EMBO Reports17(12):1688-1689, 2016. [Journal: Note] [CI: 3] [IF: 8,6]
DOI: 10.15252/embr.201643153 SCOPUS: 84995451033. .

Olsson I., da Silva S., Townend D., Sandøe P.,
Protecting animals and enabling research in the European Union: An overview of development and implementation of directive 2010/63/EU. ILAR Journal57(3):347-357, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 5] [IF: 3,6]
DOI: 10.1093/ilar/ilw029 SCOPUS: 85026451072. .

Weber E., Hultgren J., Algers B., Olsson I.,
Do laboratory mouse females that lose their litters behave differently around parturition?. PLoS ONE11(8):, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 3] [IF: 2,8]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161238 SCOPUS: 84990221154. .

Varga O., Zsíros N., Olsson I.,
Estimating the predictive validity of diabetic animal models in rosiglitazone studies. Obesity Reviews16(6):498-507, 2015. [Journal: Article] [CI: 2] [IF: 7,5]
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12278 SCOPUS: 84929133059. .

De Castro A., Olsson I.,
Does the goal justify the methods? Harm and benefit in neuroscience research using animals. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences19:47-78, 2015. [Book Series: Article] [CI: 5]
DOI: 10.1007/7854_2014_319 SCOPUS: 84923339325. .

Franco N., Olsson I.,
Scientists and the 3Rs: Attitudes to animal use in biomedical research and the effect of mandatory training in laboratory animal science. Laboratory Animals48(1):50-60, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 27] [IF: 1,1]
DOI: 10.1177/0023677213498717 SCOPUS: 84899657143. .

Franco N., Correia-Neves M., Olsson I.,
How "humane" is your endpoint?-refining the science-driven approach for termination of animal studies of chronic infection. PLoS Pathogens8(1):, 2012. [Journal: Article] [CI: 20] [IF: 8,1]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002399 SCOPUS: 84857461972. .

Franco N., Correia-Neves M., Olsson I.,
Animal Welfare in Studies on Murine Tuberculosis: Assessing Progress over a 12-Year Period and the Need for Further Improvement. PLoS ONE7(10):, 2012. [Journal: Article] [CI: 15] [IF: 3,7]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047723 SCOPUS: 84868143706. .

Olsson I., Sandøe P.,
"What's wrong with my monkey?" Ethical perspectives on germline transgenesis in marmosets. Transgenic Research19(2):181-186, 2010. [Journal: Review] [CI: 5] [IF: 2,6]
DOI: 10.1007/s11248-009-9316-6 SCOPUS: 77952304556. .