Join the Food Standards Agency’s Register of Specialists to be commissioned for scientific work

The FSA is seeking to appoint new members to its Register of Specialists. The Register is a list of pre-approved experts from whom the FSA can commission short pieces of ad hoc work under contract to provide scientific and technical services. We want to expand the Register to bring in additional experts and to cover new areas of expertise and types of work. Your work will contribute directly to ensuring the safety of food, benefitting UK consumers and the effective, evidence-based regulation of food. Apply now through our website (Deadline Monday 11th March 2019).


BTS is Celebrating 40 Years

Come to Cambridge to the BTS Congress 2019 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the BTS. The event will be held at the Robinson College from 15th to 17th April 2019 – with still having opportunities for sponsors/exhibitors. Hopefully we will also see you at the IVTS session on alternatives for animal testing.
Registration form to download
General information about the event
Detailled information for sponsors/exhibitors
Terms and conditions for sponsors/exhibitors


FSA’s Scientific Advisory Board are looking for Committe Members

The Food Standards Agency is seeking new members to join its Scientific Advisory Committees, to provide independent, expert advice, helping to ensure food produced or sold in the UK is safe and effectively regulated. The closing date for applications is 4th January 2019. To apply go here.


The Prize Is Right – NC3Rs’ 2018 International 3Rs Prize

Have you recently read or published an outstanding scientific paper with a high potential 3Rs impact? The prize (£28k grant and £2k personal award) is sponsored by GSK and the deadline is 5 December 2018. Here you find further details on the competition. Nominate/apply now!


CRACKing Problems of Toxicology

A human micro-liver system for reliable safety and efficacy testing would be a solution. Are you interested in joining this endeavour? Read more.


Want to learn more about Toxicology in Drug Development?

Check out this EUROTOX-recognised course about nonclinical safety and regulatory toxicology within the drug development process. The registration deadline is 22nd of June. To learn more and to register, please visit here.


ESTIV 2018 is Coming and Calling for Abstracts

The 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology will be on 15-18 October 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Please find all relevant information here.


IVTS-Poster-Prize at BTS 2018

Congratulations to Dr Valeria Chichagova from Newcells Biotech for her great work on human retina models. Due to the usage of statistical modelling, it was possible to improve the differentiation outcome of human induced pluripotent stem cells to retinal organoids, which were subsequently successfully tested with a toxicologically relevant test compound. The IVTS-Poster-Prize at this year’s BTS includes a £200 cheque and an invitation to present at the next IVTS event.



AIVT Journal has captured IVTS 2017

The Applied In Vitro Toxicology Journal has just released their March 2018 issue. The abstracts of the IVTS 2017 are now freely accessible and can be found here.


Check Out the Program for ESTIV 2018!

The ESTIV 2018 conference will be in Berlin, Germany on 15-18 October 2018. The preliminary program has just been released. Please find more details here and don’t forget to register!

IVTS at BTS – Save the Date: 16th to 18th April 2018

Join the BTS-IVTS-session (symposium 3) in Newcastle and learn about advanced in vitro models in regard to inhalation toxicity testing. Please go here for further information.


PETA Early-Career Award for ESTIV 2018 Conference

If you are a student or early-career scientist and interested in going to ESTIV 2018, then please go here for further information on how to apply. Deadline is 17 June 2018.


Call for Abstracts

Take your chance to submit an abstract to the 20th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology 2018 in Berlin this October! Deadline is 17 June 2018. Please go here for further information.



Are you and your company/institute interested in a collaboration dealing with the latest 3Rs-related technologies? Check out BrainBits and iSafeRabbit.


IVTS 2017 is coming… Don’t forget to register until 16th November!

Meet experts of in vitro and in silico toxicology at the Senate House London this November! Please go here to register or click here for further information.


£30k Award for International 3Rs Prize – Competition Now Open!

NC3Rs awards their prize to recognising outstanding scientific contributions. Applications can be submitted until 4th December 2017. More details can be found here.


The NC3Rs is Awaiting Your Application

You need funding for your cutting-edge research project? Application deadline is 9 November 2017. Please find further details here.


IVTS 2017 – First 3 Confirmed Sponsors

More information on the meeting can be found here. Also, please don’t forget to register.


IVTS 2017 – Annual Meeting

Please go here for online registration.


Upcoming ECI Conference

Impact of Nanomaterials on the Biosphere:
Balancing Societal Benefit and Assessed Risk to Human Biology and Ecosystems
September 4-7, 2017 in the Maryborough Hotel in Cork, Ireland
Early bird tickets until July 28! Find more details here.


The NC3Rs’ Board is Recruiting!

Please find details about the recruitment process here.


IVTS and AIVT Join Forces

The IVTS is now the officially affiliated society of the Applied In Vitro Toxicology (AIVT) journal. Please read more about the AIVT here.


Inhaled Particles XII

The Inhaled Particles Conference will be in Glasgow from 25 – 27.09.2017. Deadline for abstract submission is 31.05.2017. Please click here for further details.

Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development

  • Co-organised by the British Toxicology Society and the American College of Toxicology
  • July 17–21, 2017, Cambridge, UK (Early Bird Registration deadline: May 25th)
  • For more information and to register, please click here.


HESI Annual Scientific Meeting
June 13-15, Dublin, Ireland

The Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) is an international non-profit public private partnership engaged in collaborative scientific research to help resolve human and environmental health challenges. This year it will be holding its annual scientific meeting in Dublin. Registration is complimentary for delegates from academia, research institutes, foundations and government. To read more click here.


Human Tissue in Safety Assessment 2017 Survey

The NC3Rs and the Safety Pharmacology Society have previously conducted a survey into the use of human tissue in safety pharmacology. The survey results demonstrated the barriers to development, adoption and wider uptake of human tissue models as well as providing examples of potential solutions. We are following this up with a new survey three years on, to assess progress in this area.

Directed at companies carrying out safety assessment of drugs or chemicals, the aim of the survey is to:
– Assess the implementation of human tissue use in safety assessment;
– Identify the remaining barriers to development and adoption of these models;
– Identify further opportunities for sharing/learning of experiences.

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Every reply is vital, so please get involved in this important exercise by clicking here.


IVTS-Poster-Prize at BTS 2017

In drug design it is very important to exclude unfavourable kinetics, such as accumulation in certain organelles, cells and tissues, as this is often associated with adverse effects (e.g. phospholipidosis). There are already many in vitro / in silico approaches trying to deal with these issues, however, many lack a global applicability domain. Therefore we would like to congratulate Luther J. Davis and his colleagues for their novel approach described in their excellent poster “Development of a high throughput assay to screen cationic amphiphilic compounds for effects on TFEB-mediated lysosomal stress response”. With this poster Luther J. Davis won the IVTS-Poster-Prize at this year’s BTS, which includes £200 and an invitation to present at the IVTS2017. Congratulations!