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Training innovative young researchers in partnership with the lifETIME CDT

Published on December 6, 2022

Animal Free Research UK is delighted and proud to be involved with the lifETIME CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training). This multi-stakeholder partnership is aiming to address long-standing issues with drug development pipelines, by training innovative young researchers in the use of advanced human-relevant techniques. By replacing animal testing with these methods, this next generation of scientists will lead the way towards a more humane, more human relevant, more successful way of developing and testing new drugs.

Lauren Hope

One of the students we are currently supporting through this programme, Lauren Hope, recently authored a blog for the lifETIME CDT website. In her blog, she describes how she took time out of her PhD research at Glasgow University (developing a 3D bone-marrow model to test new drugs against Acute Myeloid Leukaemia), for a three-month placement with us. Her valuable desk-based research project investigated potential barriers that can discourage scientists from seeking and adopting humane and more human-relevant investigative methods in place of animal research.

It is heartening to support students like Lauren and indeed the lifETIME CDT project, and to hear how passionate Lauren and her peers are about their work. It is also beyond delightful to hear that our placement students enjoy their experiences with us, as much as we enjoy working with them. Thank you, Lauren, for your kind words and for all you’ve done and continue to do.

Click here to read Lauren’s blog >>


Dr Jarrod Bailey

Science Director 




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