2020 Prize Winners
There are nine winning projects, organisations and scientists from seven countries, plus two commendations, as well as a winner of the Andrew Tyler Award.
The winners share a total prize fund of £250,000.
The 2020 Prize saw our highest number of submissions, with 137 entries from 34 countries. No awards were given this year in the categories Political Achievement Award or Public Awareness (Future).
The awards were presented in an online ceremony, featuring all of the winners and short videos about their work, plus animations, dance and poetry! Watch the ceremony here.
Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST)
Project: Erasing mandatory animal testing requirements and prioritising non-animal testing methods in the chemical registration process.
Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT)
Project: In Vitro Irritation Testing of Medical Devices.
Project: Undercover investigation at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Dr Tim Allen, The MIE Atlas Team, Cambridge University
Project: In Silico Models to Predict Human Molecular Initiating Events.
Dr Azra Raza, MDS Centre, Columbia University
Project: Tissue Repository.
Project: TPI Helpathon.
All Young Researcher winners receive £10,000 each.
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Project: An innovative software platform to assess chemical mixtures toxicity and exposure.
University of Konstanz, Germany
Project: Early neurodevelopmental disturbances during sensitive periods of stem cell differentiation.
Dr Domenico Gadaleta
Computational Toxicology Unit, Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, IRCCS, Italy
Project: Development of an Integrated Screening Method Based on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships Predicting Molecular Initiating Events of Neurotoxicity.
Dr Johanna Nyffeler
US Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Project: High-throughput phenotypic profiling of human neural progenitor cells to identify putative modes-of-action of developmental neurotoxicants.
Dr Yuan Pang
Tsinghua University, China
Project: Construction of advanced in vitro tissue models based on 3D bioprinting and their application in drug discovery and toxicity test.
Andrew Tyler Award
The Andrew Tyler Award for outstanding contribution to ending animal testing (a non-financial prize)
Andrew Rowan PhD
Andrew is President of Wellbeing International, and former CEO of Humane Society International. He has also served on the committees of several animal protection groups, including the World Society for the Protection of Animals.