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Keynote Speakers

Jan-Bas Prins

Jan-Bas Prins is the Director of the Biological Research Facility of the Francis Crick Institute, London, and Professor of Laboratory Animal Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands and Honorary Professor of University College London. He did his PhD in Laboratory Animal Science with Professor Van Zutphen at the University of Utrecht. After post-doctoral projects at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, he became the head of the pre-clinical division of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Erasmus Medical Centre. In 2002, he moved on taking the position of Director of the Central Animal Facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. In 2018, he took up the position at the Francis Crick Institute. He is a former President of FELASA.

He is a member of the Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, Chairman of Laboratory Animals Ltd, member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Guido Bernardini on Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science, Vice-President of the Institute of Animal Technology, and an AAALAC ad hoc specialist.

Anna Olsson

Anna Olsson is a researcher at i3S – University of Porto where she coordinates the research group Laboratory Animal Science.

Her main research interests are animal behaviour and welfare and ethics of the use of animals in research and biotechnology. She has coordinated several EU projects addressing the 3Rs and ethics: ANIMPACT about legislation regulating animal experimentation and REMODEL about organoids and advanced 3D models in research. She coordinates a FELASA accredited training course for researchers and teaches research ethics in several doctoral programs at the University of Porto. She is an editor for Laboratory Animals and PLOS ONE.

She chairs the scientific advisory board for Swiss 3R Competence Centre.

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