Prof Stevens gets Dieter LÃ¼tticken Award
The British professor Mark Stevens has been honoured with the Intervet
Dieter LÃ¼tticken Award at the Sixth World Congress on Alternatives, held on
August 24th in Tokyo, Japan.
Stevens, attached to the Institute for Animal Health in Compton, UK,
received his award for his excellent contribution to the principle of 3Rs
(Refinement, Reduction, Replacement) for the development and production of
veterinary medicinal products.
Stevens' laboratory has developed several animal models to study the
pathogenesis of enteric bacterial infections of livestock and uses novel genetic
methods to dissect the molecular basis of bacterial virulence.
Attila von Hanko, president of Intervet Japan, who presented the award,
with a prize fund of €20,000 said: "The work of Prof Stevens and his colleagues
is highly relevant in terms of the 3Rs, to better understand the pathogenesis of
bacterial infections and to develop safe and efficacious animal medicines while
using less animals during product development."
"I appreciate very much that
we can honour Prof Stevens today."
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