1. Katarina Novakovic interview

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    Katarina Novaković from Serbian animal welfare organisation ORCA is a veterinarian and an expert in replacing animal testing in education and training.

    In the first of a new series of Lush Prize interviews we caught up with Katarina at the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxembourg in September 2019 to discuss her work in Serbia.


    Katarina was in Luxembourg to help promote the work of InterNICHE, the International Network for Humane Education, for which she is the Serbian contact, and show the wide range of alternatives and replacements available.

    See more information on InterNICHE’s policy on ‘harmful animal use’ here on their website.

    04 October 2019
  2. Andrew Burns

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    Andrew Burns was selected as the Lush Staff member judge for Lush Prize 2020.

    Andrew is currently a supervisor in the Lush Glasgow Fort store. Additionally, he is in the final year of his PhD in Structural Biology at the University of Glasgow, where he is using different microscopy methods to understand virus replication.

    During Andrew’s undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow, as well as his PhD, he has experienced a variety of research areas including cellular signalling during infection, bioinformatics and biophysics.

    Andrew is also a leader of the eco group in his department, working out ways to try to minimise the negative effects that disposable scientific equipment can have on the environment.

  3. Nick Jukes

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    Nick Jukes is Co-ordinator of InterNICHE, the International Network for Humane Education.

    He has been working internationally for over 25 years to enhance education and training in the life sciences through replacement of dissection and animal experiments.

    Nick co-authored the book ‘From Guinea Pig to Computer Mouse’ and has published widely on alternatives.

    He has helped establish a range of international resources including libraries of alternatives and the website, with its databases of alternatives and academic studies.

    Nick has co-organised conferences and exhibitions across the world, and InterNICHE activity has led to widespread direct replacement.

    The annual use of over 50,000 animals has been replaced with alternatives in Ukraine, and campaigning in India has helped save many millions of animals.

    Nick, InterNICHE and its partners have won a number of awards for provision of resources, global networking and replacement work, including the Lush Prize for Training in 2012.

  4. Professor Lisbeth Knudsen

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    Lisbeth is professor of Toxicology at the University of Copenhagen with main areas of research in toxicology, genotoxicology, biomonitoring of environmental and occupational exposures, alternatives to animal experiments, ethical aspects of genetic testing and biomonitoring.

    Studies of transplacental transport of chemicals by the human placental perfusion system and participation in the Human Biomonitoring for EU initiative are major current activities.

    Lisbeth was a National member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) for the European Centre for the validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) 2000-2009; The EU implementation group on biomonitoring 2003-2012; Member of Danish Consensus Platform for 3R Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (DACOPA) from 2003-2013; Member of the board of the Danish 3R Centre from 2013.

    Knudsen received the Nordic Alternative Price 2006 for promoting development of alternatives to animal testing.

    She is the coordinator of the Danish in vitro toxicology network, past president of the European Consensus Platform for 3R Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (ECOPA) and past president of the European Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EEMGS).

  5. Dr Gill Langley

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    Gill is an animal rights scientist and writer who specialises in non-animal alternatives to animal research and testing.

    From 1981 to 2008 she was the science director of the Dr Hadwen Trust, a medical research charity funding health research without using animals.

    Gill has been a member of the British government’s Animal Procedures Committee, and has worked as a consultant for the European Commission and for animal protection organisations in Europe and the United States.

  6. Troy Seidle

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    Troy is Vice President, Research and Toxicology at Humane Society International (HSI)

    In this role he leads HSI’s global team of campaigners, lobbyists and scientists working to end animal testing for cosmetics and replace other inhumane and obsolete uses of animals in laboratories with advanced non-animal approaches.

    With more than two decades’ experience in biomedical and toxicological science policy and animal protection arenas, Troy possesses extensive specialist knowledge of current and emerging testing and research methodologies, legal and regulatory frameworks across numerous countries and sectors, and a drive to find innovative solutions to complex scientific and public policy challenges.

    Troy has served on numerous high-level policy committees and expert groups at national and international levels, including those of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the European Union (CARACAL, ECHA, EFSA, EURL-ECVAM), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada, the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and others.

  7. Dr Pranjul Shah

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    Dr Pranjul Shah has been selected as a Young Researcher Judge for the Lush Prize 2020.

    Pranjul won a Lush Prize Young Researcher award in 2016. He has a PhD from the Technical University of Denmark, a master’s degree from University of Glasgow and an undergraduate degree from Gujarat University.

    During his PhD, he was handpicked as a Kauffman Global Scholar, a fellowship coordinated by the Kauffman Foundation, MIT, Stanford University and Harvard University.

    Currently, he leads the University of Luxembourg Incubator, which is the hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also invented a number of award-winning technologies leading to multiple patents and numerous scientific and business awards.

    Pranjul is the inventor of HuMiX gut on a chip system, which makes it possible to probe the human gut in relation to the gut bacteria (microbiome) and their role in our health and disease.

    HuMiX was awarded the Outstanding Scientific Publication as well as Outstanding Research-Driven Innovation awards by the National Research Fund of Luxembourg.

  8. Dr Gilly Stoddart

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    Dr Gilly Stoddart is the associate director of the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. and is also PETA UK’s Head of Science.

    She has a BSc in biochemistry, PhD in drug delivery from the Cardiff University.

    She has seven years experience working in research and development and has been working on reducing animal testing, focusing on regulatory testing issues, for 4 years.

  9. Kristie Sullivan

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    Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., is the Vice President of Research Policy at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, where she promotes more human-relevant alternatives to the use of animals in the research and testing of drugs, chemicals, pesticides, and other products through outreach to companies, federal agencies, legislators, and others.

    Ms. Sullivan coordinates the International Council on Animal Protection in OECD Programmes (ICAPO), a nongovernmental coalition of international organizations with invited expert status at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and participates directly in several OECD working groups.

    She has given numerous presentations to a variety of audiences and has co-authored publications with industry and government colleagues. She has organized several workshops, meetings, and educational seminars to promote the implementation of new test methods.

    Ms. Sullivan is a founding member and Secretary of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology and a member of the Society of Toxicology and the European Society for Toxicology in Vitro.

    She received her Master of Public Health in Toxicology and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology-zoology from the University of Michigan.

    Previously, Ms. Sullivan was an analyst in the UM OSEH Environmental Laboratory, and was part of a research team conducting the Staten Island Lung Cancer Research Project with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.