Alternative methods for studying the functionality of epithelial barriers


24.02.2022 - 25.02.2022

A conference fee of € 50.00 (students € 25.00) will be charged for participation. The fee includes the symposium proceedings, beverages during the breaks and an evening snack including drinks.

You are kindly requested to transfer the symposium fee to the following bank account:
TiHo Hannover/32
IBAN: DE87 2505 0000 0106 0313 62
Ref.: 620 26 003 (VZET)

The Virtual Center for Replacement/Complementary Methods to Animal Testing (VZET) at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Institute for History of Veterinary Medicine and Domestic Animals, Bischofsholer Damm 15/120, 30173 Hannover

With six invited speakers, the organ systems skin, lung, mammary gland and intestine will be presented in focus. In addition, short presentations and posters are planned, which can be thematically from all areas in which replacement and supplementary methods to animal experiments are developed and applied. The board of the VZET would be very pleased about numerous registrations of short contributions, especially from young scientists. A poster prize will be awarded among the posters presented by students.

The event will be recognized as continuing education in laboratory animal science. Recognition by the Academy for Veterinary Continuing Education will be requested.

Short contributions in English should be sent to the chairman of the VZET, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Breves (, by 31.12.2021.

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Invited speakers
Jenny Wilzopolski (Berlin)
Research on atopic dermatitis – Are there alternatives to animal experiments?

Thomas Roeder (Kiel)
Drosophila models of chronic diseases of the lung – from asthma to lung cancer

Jens Kurreck (Berlin)
Bioprinting of human 3D lung models for the study of virus biology and inhibitors

Alexandra Muscher-Banse (Hannover)
Mammary membrane fragments from milk samples as a tool for studying physiological properties of alveolar epithelial cells

Franziska Dengler (Wien)
A rabbit is a horse is a human. At least in terms of intestinal epithelium

Judith Rohde (Hannover)
Brachyspira virulence monitoring in porcine intestinal organoids