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LRI Innovative Science Award Ceremony

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cefic’s Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) and to coincide with the presentation of the €100,000 LRI Innovative Science Award, you are invited to a cocktail at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels on Thursday, 26 June 2008 at 18:00.

26 June 2008

This year, the Innovative Science Award is being held in partnership with EUROTOX (the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology). The three finalists will be judged by an independent panel before the cocktail on Thursday, 26 June 2008 and the award will be presented at the cocktail to a promising young European scientist for their work on human health.

Speaking at the cocktail on the chemical industry's innovation strategy is Prof. Michael Dröscher, Head of Innovation Management Chemicals at Evonik.

Media are invited to join at 18:00 for the cocktail and awards ceremony or from 16:00 for the finalists’ presentations.

This year’s finalists are:

16h-16h30 - Dr Kirsten Baken (Maastricht University - NL)
Identification and validation of biomarkers for skin sensitization
16h30-17h - Dr Angela Mally (University of Würzburg - DE)
Temporal variations in drug metabolism and cellular stress modulated by environmental factors as determinants of idiosyncratic liver toxicity
17h-17h30 - Dr Emma Taylor (University of Leicester - UK)
Mechanistically anchored testing for male epigenetic transgenerational chemical toxicity using in vivo and in vitro stem cell based systems.
18h - Cocktail and AwardCefic is the European Chemical Industry Council.

The Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) programme supports research to enable a better understanding of the impact of chemicals on human health and the environment. It also promotes science in Europe through the LRI Innovative Science Award.

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