JRC Summer School on Non-animal Approaches in Science

Date & Time 23 May 2023 (10:00 CEST) - 26 May 2023 (13:00 CEST)
Address Joint Research Centre
Via E. Fermi, 2749, 21027 Ispra VA

The JRC will be celebrating the fourth edition of its Summer School on Non-animal Approaches in Science: Towards Sustainable Innovation organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and its EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

Why this Summer School?

Non-animal approaches not only address the ethical aspects of using animals in science, but also offer huge advantages for conducting human relevant research and testing, whether it be for studying disease mechanisms, developing new therapies or ensuring the safe and sustainable use of chemicals.

Cutting-edge technologies including induced pluripotent stem cells, organ-on-chip, computational modelling and artificial intelligence are being exploited for world class science that benefits our society and supports sustainable development and innovation.

The JRC Summer School provides you with a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field, share knowledge and experience with your peers, and build your professional network, all while having fun too!

What’s on offer for you?

Three and a half days of a highly engaging and interactive programme including lectures by experts in several key fields, round tables for discussion on hot topics, and a debate session powered by you! There’ll also be plenty of opportunity to mingle and meet new people with interests like yours.

The scientific programme will focus on complex in vitro methods and computational modelling used in biomedical research and regulatory applications. You’ll see how results obtained from advanced non-animal models and methods can be applied in human medicine and toxicology testing.

We’ll also dedicate time to explore career development paths and the amazing opportunities that non-animal science can offer.

Recognising the knowledge and expertise you already have, we’d like you to present a poster describing your own project or area of study related to the topics of the Summer School.

The official language of the Summer School will be English.

Who can participate?

We are looking for enthusiastic students or early-career scientists (max. 4 years after masters or PhD) with a strong interest in non-animal approaches working in relevant fields of research and application.

The maximum number of participants will be 120.

We expect a continuous presence from all participants to receive a certificate of attendance.

Your presence during the whole summer school without interruption is not only important for the outcome of the event, but also for making the travel sustainable.


Learn more about the summer school and the application process here.