2023 ART Award Ceremony and Conference

Please join us on Thursday June 8th, 2023, for this virtual conference to meet the new ART awardees that will present their exciting projects and learn more about the ART SciComm and 3R Award schemes for early career stage scientists.

In addition, invited keynote speakers share their expertise in the 3Rs and SciComm.

We invite all young life scientist organizations and individuals with a vested interest in SciComm and the 3Rs to participate at this conference and discuss their activities with the aim to share expertise from different countries and consider the potential benefits of cross-border networking. Therefore, please forward this conference announcement to young scientist organisations and individuals active in Sci Comm and 3R to encourage them to actively participate.

The conference is free of charge, registration is compulsory. To register please scroll down and fill in the form at the end of this page.

Preliminary Program

1:30pm (CET) Welcome
Rolf Zeller (10 min)

1:45-2:15pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER 3R (Chair Nuno Franco)
Ignacio de Segura (University of Madrid): “Attitudes to Pain in mice. A 2022 survey” (25+5min)

2:15-2:40pm Progress Reports by 2022 ART 3R Awardees (Chair Nuno Franco)
Estrela Neto: Organ-on-a-chip systems are the animal’s best friends (10+2min)
Patrick Reinhardt: Improving operant rodent testing in an OpenScience Homecage environment (10+2min)

2:40-3:25pm 2023 ART 3R Awardees (Chair Aimée Zuniga)
Sara Jorge: ZMATRIX - Developing non-terminal methods to assess cortisol in adult zebrafish (12+3min)
Aurora Montali: The silkworm as an alternative non-mammals infection model for screening new antibiotics (12+3min)
Sergio Rodriguez: Replacing experimental mice by establishing reusable prostate cancer organoids (12+3min)



3:50-4:25pm Progress Reports by 2022 ART SciComm Awardees (Chair Giuliano Grignaschi)
Miguel Gandra: Digital multimedia content on marine biologging research for scientific and public dissemination (10+2)
Francesca Lanzarini: How animals’ brains work? - a neuroscientific podcast (10+2)
Charlotte Rosher: Science on the Walls (10+2)

4:25-4:55pm 2023 ART SciComm Awardees (Chair Rolf Zeller)
Tommaso Virgilio: ““Animals and research, why?”: a transmedia approach to shape public knowledge of animal research.” (12+3min).
Alba Alvarez: “A way to understand” (12+3min).

4:55pm-5:25pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER SciComm (Chair Rolf Zeller)
Ben Rein (Stanford University) “The power of sci-comm: how a neuroscientist uses social media for good” (25+5min)

5:25-5:40pm SPECIAL GUEST (Chair Giuliano Grignaschi)
Annamaria Zaccheddu (Telethon, Italy) "Turning gene therapy into a compelling story: the challenge in a book"

Panel discussion (Chair Aimée Zuniga)
Participants and topics: TBA

Outlook and closure of conference

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