Interviews

Dr Susanna Penco

Dr Susanna Penco

Dr Susanna Penco is a biologist who specialises in general pathology and is a researcher in the department of experimental medicine at the University of Genoa in Italy. She teaches at the school for medical science and pharmacology. Her main research interest lies in the use of human cell lines for application to the study… Read more

Interview with Dr Samuel Constant

Interview with Dr Samuel Constant

Antidote Europe (AE): Could you tell our readers how your team came to launch this company and how you became interested in non animal replacement methods? Samuel Constant (SC): There were two reasons: (1). A desire to develop and promote model systems to predict toxicity that were scientifically and ethically more acceptable than using laboratory… Read more

Interview with Dr Meg Lewis

Interview with Dr Meg Lewis

Antidote Europe (AE): At what point in your science training did you begin to question the value of animal models with respect to human medicine? What are your current views on animal experiments in the field of research and testing and how did you come about them? Meg Lewis (ML): It wasn’t until my current… Read more

Interview with Nick Jukes, Co-ordinator of InterNICHE

Interview with Nick Jukes, Co-ordinator of InterNICHE

Antidote Europe (AE): Your academic background is that of physics. Please could you tell our readers how you made the transition from this field to becoming the head of what is surely the most successful organisation for promoting the replacement of harmful animal use in education and training worldwide?  Was there a particular event in… Read more

Dr Martin Ashby on animal experimentation

Dr Martin Ashby on animal experimentation

Dr Ashby has seen patients prescribed drugs costing thousands of pounds a month who are nonetheless not receiving adequate nutrition, hydration and basic care. Something is profoundly wrong with the healthcare system, he observes. Dr Martin Ashby obtained his medical degree from University College London Medical School, having first completed his studies in psychology. After… Read more

Professor Larry Hansen on ethical dilemmas

Professor Larry Hansen on ethical dilemmas

Professor Hansen provides a courageous and unique perspective on dealing with the ethical dilemmas he has faced in his career. Lawrence Hansen obtained his medical degree in 1977 in Illinois. He then specialised in psychiatry and neuropathology before further specialisation in geriatric neuropathology and surgery.He has taught in the neurosciences since 1988 at the University… Read more

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