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Good Practices in In Vitro Research
1-2 February 2021 | Online training

 

Good cell culture practices (GCCP) and principles are critical to consider in all stages of in vitro testing. In this course, the application of GCCP in different stages of the development of in vitro testing will be explored. Participants will attend lectures with different experts in the field. There will also be a theoretical-practical session with interactive exercises (optional) and open to a limited number of participants.

Organizing Committee: Anna Olsson/ Marta Alves da Silva
Requirements: Basic knowledge of in vitro cultures and practices.
 

Program

1st February 2021

09h30 – 09h40: Welcome Address – Anna Olsson

09h40 – 10h20: Should we be worried about risks of bias in in vitro research?
Malcolm Macleod, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

10h20 – 11h00: Alistair Irvine (To be announced)

 

Coffee Break

 

11h30 – 12h10: In vitro safety assessment of genetically modified cells for tissue engineering
Roos Masereeuw, Utecht University, The Netherlands

12h10 – 12h50: Chemicals Safety & Alternative Methods: the work of EURL ECVAM in review
Sofia Batista-Leite, European Comission’s Joint Research Centre

 

2nd February 2021

09h00 – 13h00: Practical classes lectured by European Commission Joint Research Center experts Sofia Baptista-Leite and Sandra Coecke.

 


The theoretical part of the course will consist of 4 lectures covering the topics:
 
-          Bias in in vitro results assessment
-          Genetically modified cells safety assessment
-          Alternative in vitro methods quality and risk assessment
 
 
Practical classes lectured by European Commission Joint Research Center experts Sofia Baptista-Leite and Sandra Coecke. The GIVIMP (Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Method Practices) rules will be explored in this practical component. Before the workshop, participants will be asked to fill in a survey and to read some supporting documents. Practical classes will be lectured online, via zoom connection, and all participants will perform two different exercises, one with Sofia Baptista-Leite (critical analysis of laboratory methods) and with Sandra Coecke (critical analysis of published methods).

 

Registration

Registration fees:

Theoretical session (25 €)

Full course (35 €)

Registration deadline: 20th January 2021 | Payment deadline: 22nd January 2021

Payment will be requested only after confirmation of acceptance.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the course.

 

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