The University of Geneva is committed to upholding Swiss and European standards for responsible and ethical animal research that fully takes into account animal suffering and wellbeing.
The University 3R Award was therefore created in 2015 in order to promote research projects with great scientific value and significant contribution to the 3Rs:
- Reduction = minimizing the necessary number of animals,
- Refinement = applying measures that aim to minimize suffering and improve animal welfare,
- Replacement = replacing the animal model with other methods, such as the use of cellular cultures, computer simulations, etc.
The winner of this first edition of the 3R Award is Professor Emi Nagoshi, from the Department of Genetics and Evolution of the Faculty of Sciences, for her project entitled “A conserved role for p48 homologs in protecting dopaminergic neurons from oxidative stress”. She will receive her Award on Monday, September 19th at 9:45am, during the Welcoming ceremony of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva (Sciences II-Auditorium A300).