Future of Science – Student Conference & Laboratory Tour

Posted on the 17th October 2022

Our exciting Future of Science conference and laboratory tour is happening today!

Held at Sci-Tech Daresbury, the home of XCellR8, the only vegan laboratory in the world, the event will allow A-level science students to learn more about new approach methodologies (NAMs). These cutting edge techniques are more human-relevant than animal experiments and the students learned how specialising in NAMs could help them future-proof their scientific careers. Young scientists who are considering a future in science can  be put off the research path by the thought of conducting experiments on animals.  Today’s conference demonstrated that there are better, more humane, ways to conduct research and to have a rewarding and satisfying career. 

Students at the conference will enjoy inspirational talks from leading researchers and scientists working in the field of NAMs. They will also have  an exclusive tour of XCellR8’s pioneering animal-free laboratory which does not use any animals or animal cells or products in their work. 

You may already have read about our collaboration with XCellR8 on their acute toxicology project. With funding from Animal Aid, they are developing a 100% animal-free and human-relevant laboratory test for acute toxicity, which is not only going to be better for humans but will also save very many animals from being tortured and killed in the archaic LD50 test. This test currently involves giving animals increasing doses of a substance to see how much kills half (50%) of the animals. This test is not only cruel, it is very poor science. 

The conference will be an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the future of science,  to listen to the expertise of prominent scientists, working in both regulatory and commercial sectors and to ask questions and immerse themselves in this exciting topic.

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