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Education and training are an important part of the activity of FICAM. The goal is to educate scientists in alternative methods for animal experimentation. The 3R-principles (Refinement Reduction and Replacement) are the basis of the regulations concerning the use of experimental animals to scientific purposes in the EU (Directive 2010/63/EU).  FICAM specializes in providing education especially in the in vitro replacement methods and in techniques aimed to develop such methods. It concentrates on the development of tissue models mimicking the functions of human tissues in vivo, and this topic is central  in FICAM’s educational activities.

The most important themes of the education:

  • Cell- and tissue cultures
  • The 3D models mimicking functional human tissues
  • Kinetic live-cell imaging
  • Cell biology
  • In vitro toxicology
  • Regulatory toxicology
  • Alternative methods
  • Ethical issues
  • GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)
  • Validation research