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No registration is required. No fee is applied.
Language of the event is English.

Modality: On-site

CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße 26
50931 Cologne

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Meet & Greet comes to Cologne

After the first event in Aachen in early 2023, this time we are getting together with our next network member - University of Cologne. We have planned an exciting scientific afternoon for senior and junior researchers, veterinarians and laboratory animal technicians working in the field of biomedical animal research. You will have a chance to listen to the state-of-the-art applications of the 3R principle at your locality, to meet with new colleagues and exchange on the topic.

We are very much thankful to our local organizers, Dr. Maureen Walberer, Animal Welfare Officer, at the University of Cologne, and Prof. Dr. Branko Zevnik, Head of in vivo Research Facility (ivRF), at CECAD Research Center for their collaboration.

What is Meet & Greet?

It is an information and networking event which takes place at the premises of our network members. The aim of the event is to reach out to local scientists, students, veterinarians, laboratory animal technicians and further technical staff who have a role in the field of biomedical animal research on a daily basis. Besides, we also build up a network at the individual level and seek opportunities for cooperation. Therefore, upon interest, we set up individual meetings for an extensive exchange.

Do you have any questions? Contact us

You are cordially invited to Meet & Greet | Cologne on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 from 2 pm to 5 pm in the Lecture Hall of CECAD Research Center (Ground Floor).


männlicher Platzhalter

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schermer

Head of "Nephrolab Cologne" and Vice-Director of KRCC

CECAD Excellent in Aging Research
Cluster of Excellence at the University of Cologne Kidney Research Center Cologne (KRCC)
männlicher Platzhalter

Prof. Dr. Dirk Isbrandt

Group Leader of the "Experimental Neurophysiology"

DZNE, Bonn &
Institute for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Cologne Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e. V. (DZNE)

Program & Venue


2.00 pm – 2.15 pm | Welcome

2.15 pm – 2.45 pm | Introduction of 3R Competence Network NRW

2.45 pm – 3.15 pm | Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schermer

The 3R-Reality in Kidney Research

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm | Prof. Dr. Dirk Isbrandt

Methods for reduction and refinement in experimental epilepsy research"

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm | Break

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm | Open Discussion and Networking


Lecture Hall (Ground Floor) of CECAD Research Center

Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße 26

50931 Cologne

How to reach there

CECAD Research Center is located near the University Clinic of Cologne. The closest stops for public transport are Lindenburg (Tram - Line 9) or Geibelstraße (Bus - Line 146) where both are in ca. 5 minutes walking distance. You could visit the website of the local transport company (KVB) for the most recent information.


Participation in this event, which is to be considered as continuing education for persons who perform and/or conduct animal experiments, will be certified. Regular continuing education (at least 8 hours/year) is mandatory for individuals who conduct and/or supervise animal experiments, according to §4 of the Animal Welfare Act on the Protection of Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes (‘Tierschutz-Versuchstierverordnung’ or ‘TierschVersV’). Authorities have the right to monitor and demand proof of compliance.