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.

 

LOBBYING

 
Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST)
Taiwan
east.org.tw
£50,000
Project: Erasing mandatory animal testing requirements and prioritising non-animal testing methods in the chemical registration process.

Also commended:
Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT)
USA
Project: In Vitro Irritation Testing of Medical Devices.

 


 

PUBLIC AWARENESS

 
SOKO Tierschutz
Germany
soko-tierschutz.org
£50,000
Project: Undercover investigation at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

 


 

SCIENCE

 
Dr Tim Allen, The MIE Atlas Team, Cambridge University
UK
researchgate.net/profile/Timothy_Allen10
£50,000
Project: In Silico Models to Predict Human Molecular Initiating Events.

Also commended:
Dr Azra Raza, MDS Centre, Columbia University
USA
azraraza.com
Project: Tissue Repository.

 


 

TRAINING

 
Helpathon Team
The Netherlands
tpihelpathon.nl
£50,000
Project: TPI Helpathon.

 


 

YOUNG RESEARCHERS

 
All Young Researcher winners receive £10,000 each.
 

Edoardo Carnesecchi
researchgate.net/profile/Edoardo_Carnesecchi
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Project: An innovative software platform to assess chemical mixtures toxicity and exposure.

 
Nadine Dreser
researchgate.net/profile/Nadine_Dreser
University of Konstanz, Germany
Project: Early neurodevelopmental disturbances during sensitive periods of stem cell differentiation.

 
Dr Domenico Gadaleta
researchgate.net/profile/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
linkedin.com/in/johannanyffeler/
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
researchgate.net/profile/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
wellbeingintl.org
USA
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.