Prof Mark Stevens honoured with Dieter LÃ¼tticken Award
British scientist, Prof Mark Stevens, has been awarded
for his excellent contribution to the principle of 3Rs for the development and
production of veterinary medicinal products.
At the "6th World
Congress on Alternatives
", held on August 24th in Tokyo, Japan, Prof Mark
Stevens, Institute for Animal Health Compton, UK, was honoured with the Intervet
Dieter LÃ¼tticken Award for his excellent contribution to the principle of 3Rs -
Refinement, Reduction and Replacement - for the development and production of
veterinary medicinal products.
Prof 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 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 honor Prof Stevens today."
Prof Stevens: "I am extremely grateful that Intervet has recognised our
research with this award. Credit is due to the many researchers in my laboratory
who have embraced 3R principles in their research. The financial support the
award provides will extend and enhance our current projects to advance the
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