2020 Prize Shortlist

The 58 shortlisted organisations and individuals listed below will be discussed by the Lush Prize Judges in late January to decide on the winners of the Lush Prize 2020.

Winners will be publicly announced in May, at the Lush Prize Conference and Awards Ceremony.

 

Lobbying

 
Altertox- CAAT Europe – Charles Laroche Conseil – Belgium
Open Data and Data Harmonisation within ECHA and EFSA

Animal Defenders International – UK
Campaign to ban the use of animals in cosmetics testing in Colombia

Beagle Rescue Network – South Korea
Project May-Legislation of May bill to save cloned service dogs from animal testing

Deneye Hayır Derneği – Turkey
Local to National: Science and Right-based Lobbying

Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) – Taiwan
Erasing mandatory animal testing requirements and prioritising non-animal testing methods in the chemical registration process

Iranian Anti-Vivisection Association (IAVA) – Iran
Replacing animal use in research and teaching

Helena Kandarova – Slovakia
Lobbing for alternatives for past 15 years

New England Anti-Vivisection Society – USA
Stopping California’s “Lab Gag” Bill (AB700) from Becoming Law in 2019

New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society and HUHANZ – New Zealand
Out of the Labs campaign

 


Public Awareness (Current Projects)

 
Animal Aid – UK
Campaign to ban warfare experiments

Capital Animal Welfare Association – China
The power of education

Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research & Experimentation – USA
Effective Advocacy Promoting Alternatives to Replace Animal Experiments

Collective for Paradigm Change in Science – USA
Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change

Deneye Hayır Derneği – Turkey
L.A.T.T.E: Going Back Home and Beyond

Djurrättsalliansen (The Animal Rights Alliance) – Sweden
Public awareness vivisection

People for Animal Rights Germany (PARG) – The Federal Association Against Vivisection – Germany
Giving animal free research and education a stage – pushing for a paradigm change

The Scarlett Beagle Campaign – UK
The Scarlett Beagle Campaign

SOKO Tierschutz – Germany
LPT (Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Stichting Proefdiervrij – Netherlands
Relief animals from long research (Haal benauwde proefdieren uit longonderzoek)

 


Public Awareness (Future Projects)

 
Animal Rights – Belgium
Using a 3-pillar approach to raise public awareness about animal-free science innovations: Learn, share and connect

Innovative Science Education Network – Canada
Textbook on innovative animal-free approaches in biomedical sciences

ONG Te Protejo – Chile
‘Yo elijo ver’ (‘I choose to see’)

 


Training

 
Charu Chandrasekera – Canada
Thinking Outside the Cage: Canadian Replacement Efforts

Chinese Center of Alternative Research and Evaluation – China
Chinese in vitro test method training

Doctors Against Animal Experiments – Germany
Supporting animal-free higher education in Eastern Europe

Helpathon Team – Netherlands
TPI Helpathon

IVTech srl – Italy
Workshops on 3D advanced In-vitro models

MUI AnimalFree Research Cluster – Austria
MUI animalFree Research Cluster

Lena Smirnova – USA
World-wide free online teaching of alternatives to animal testing on COURSERA

3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences – Netherlands
Foetal Calf Serum free database

University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare – UK
Establishment of an undergraduate course on Animals and Alternatives Within Research and Education

 


Science

 
AlveoliX – Switzerland
A human breathing lung-on-chip model for reliable and predictive in vitro testing

Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing – USA
Big data and A.I. for Toxicology

Nadine Dreser – Germany
Early neurodevelopmental disturbances during sensitive periods of stem cell differentiation

Donald Ingber – USA
Human Organs-on-Chips

Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology – Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, IRCCS – Italy
QSAR modeling of ToxCast assays relevant to the molecular initiating events of AOPs leading to hepatic steatosis

Kyung-Min Lim – South Korea
Expansion of utilization of 3D tissues in Korea

Thomas Luechtefeld – USA
Computational applications to model chemical hazards and collect biochemical data

Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT) – USA
In Vitro Irritation Testing of Medical Devices

The MIE Atlas Team – UK
In Silico Models to Predict Human Molecular Initiating Events

Eugene Muratov – USA
STopTox: An in-silico platform as an alternative to animal testing for acute systemic and topical toxicity

Organ-on-a-chip team at Brunel University London – UK
Development of organ-on-a-chip systems to study women’s health

Organs-on-a-chip Team / Smart Microfluidics, SIMTech (A*STAR) – Singapore
Organ-on-chip platform for culture and testing of biopsies and 3D cell cultures

Azra Raza – USA
Tissue Repository

VeriSIM Life – USA
Development of BIOiSIM, a biosimulation platform for rapid creation and validation of predictive biological models

 


Young Researcher

 
Sabina Burla-Mihaescu
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Development of a “breathing” in vitro alveolar model

Edoardo Carnesecchi
Utrecht University, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Netherlands
An innovative software platform to assess chemical mixtures toxicity and exposure

Franziska Dengler
Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Substitution of fetal calf serum in the cultivation of cell lines

Domenico Gadaleta
Computational Toxicology Unit – Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology – Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, IRCCS, Italy
Development of an Integrated Screening Method Based on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships Predicting Molecular Initiating Events of Neurotoxicity

Káren do Carmo Gonçalves
Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
New in vitro methods for evaluation of phototoxicity and photoalergenicity potential of chemical substances: rapid, low complexity and cost test

Candice Johnson
Leadscope, Inc., USA
In silico toxicology protocols

Peter Loskill
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen & Fraunhofer IGB, Germany
Towards all-human Organ-on-Chip systems

Christian Lotz
Fraunhofer ISC, Germany
Validation of an impedance-based eye irritation test for the detection of all GHS categories

Serena Manganelli
Nestlé Research, Switzerland
Translation of computational toxicology and its application in risk assessment

Steffi Matthyssen
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Eradicating the need for animal testing in ocular drug development

Johanna Nyffeler
US Environmental Protection Agency, USA
High-throughput phenotypic profiling of human neural progenitor cells to identify putative modes-of-action of developmental neurotoxicants

Yuan Pang
Tsinghua University, China
Construction of advanced in vitro tissue models based on 3D bioprinting and their application in drug discovery and toxicity test

Carlos Eduardo Matos Dos Santos
Altox Ltd, Brazil
In Silico Toxicology Platform (iS-Tox®)