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  • Implementation of the feasibility study
    Type: workshop
    Date: 26-27 November 2008
    Place: Ispra, Italy
    The aim of the workshop was to bring together the Key Area Leaders of the project, the coordinator, ECVAM and experts in the field to discuss the following:
    1.) the performance of the developed/optimised project tests: the discussion on this topic was based on the results achieved so far by the various partners, including the statistical evaluation performed on the raw data generated during the development/optimisation phase.
    2.) selection of chemicals: in order to challenge the project's tests, a feasibility study is foreseen, in which 10 substances, selected during the meeting, will be tested using the assays. The selection of the 10 test chemicals was carried out independently by a group of external experts.
    Contact person: Prof. Michael Schwarz (P1)
  • Strategic plan of ReProTect
    Type: workshop
    Date: 9 June 2008
    Place: Uppsala, Sweden
    The aim of the workshop was to discuss the state of the art of the developed tests in ReProTect and discuss the further activities of the project in the context of the establishment of a testing strategy for reproductive toxicity testing.
    Contact person: Prof. Michael Schwarz (P1)
  • Review on the implementation of the EST
    Type: workshop
    Date: 5 May 2008
    Place: Frankfurt, Germany
    Objective/s: ECVAM and ReProTect organized a joint workshop in order to discuss the existing protocol for the Embryonic Stem Cells test (EST), which will be revised by some experts from different institutes and companies, in order to improve the test performances according to the existing available data.
    Contact person: Prof. Michael Schwarz (P1)
  • In vitro tests for detecting chemicals affecting the process of Implantation
    Type: workshop
    Date: 2-3 October 2006
    Place: Ispra, Italy
    Objective/s: The workshop reviewed all possible subendpoints relevant for the process of implantation and discuss alternative methods that could mimic these endpoints in vitro. In addition, reference chemicals were be selected that will be used for the development of ReProTect tests. The workshop leaded to a series of recommendations as to how these tests can be applied in order to receive more detailed information on the toxicological profile of the tested chemical as well as well as on the reduction of animal numbers in tailored testing schemes. The conclusions and recommendations of the workshop will be published as an ECVAM workshop report.
    Contact person: Prof. Lennart Dencker (P21a)
  • Ethical aspects of activities within ReProTect
    Type: workshop
    Date: 20 May 2006
    Place: Orvieto, Italy
    Objective/s: The workshop was held in order to discuss ethical questions and requirements related to ReProTect with special emphasis on human samples.
    Contact person: Dr. Lisbeth Knudsen (P32)
  • Cross-cutting technologies in testing strategies for reproductive/developmental toxicity problems/perspectives
    Type: workshop
    Date: 5-6 December 2005
    Place: Vienna, Austria
    Objective/s: The workshop was planned to support the impact of ReProTect on the current status of toxicological testing. The need to develop in vitro batteries as alternatives to toxicity testing is increasing in the European Union (EU), and the issue is particularly evident for those components of toxicological testing that include multiple/complex mechanisms and endpoints; prominent amongst these is the assessment of reproductive/developmental toxicity.
    Contact person: Dr. Alberto Mantovani (P8)
  • Identification of applicable sensor technologies in Reproductive Toxicology
    Type: workshop
    Date: 3-4 May 2005
    Place: Ispra, Italy
    Objective/s: This workshop brought together a selected group of reproductive toxicologists and sensor scientist to discuss the feasible approaches to implementing sensor technology in the area of reproductive toxicology.
    Contact person: Prof. Michael Schwarz (P1)
  • Implantation
    Type: workshop
    Date: 13-14 January 2005
    Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Objective/s: The WP2 of ReProTect had the planned workshop in Copenhagen, January 14th prior to the 3rd Copenhagen Workshop on Environmental Reproductive Health and Fertility. The meeting aimed at detailing the work within WP2 by gathering potential new partners.
    Contact person: Prof. Lennart Denker (P21)
  • Workshop on Metabolic Activation
    Type: workshop
    Date: 30 November 2004
    Place: Ispra, Italy
    Objective/s: Selection of a panel of 6 compounds for the evaluation of the metabolic activation systems; Selection of metabolic activation systems and target systems
    Contact person: Prof. Heinz Nau, Dr. Angelika Langsch (P15)
  • Selection of test substances for prevalidation studies within the ReProTect project
    Type: workshop
    Date: 29 November 2004
    Place: Ispra, Italy
    Objective/s: The principal aim of the ReProTect Workshop was to select the most appropriate chemicals to be used in the upcoming protocol optimisation and prevalidation studies of the ReProTect project in the four Research Areas I (fertility), II (implantation), III (prenatal development), IV (cross cutting technology including EDs and metabolism).
    Contact person: Prof. Horst Spielmann (P12)
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