The Expert Group for Laboratory Animal Science

The Expert Group for Laboratory Animal Science investigates issues about laboratory animals and advises us at the Swedish Research Council. The Expert Group has twelve members with expertise within research using experiments on animals and ethics.

Contributes with knowledge and advice

The Expert Group for Laboratory Animal Science provides knowledge and advice on issues regarding laboratory animals within the Swedish Research Council's various assignments. The group

  • produces various documentation and gives advice to us, for example with regard to
  • call texts for grants, for example for the development of methods for the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments, 3R
  • statements, standpoints or guidelines concerning laboratory animals
  • publications within the area of laboratory animals
  • communication efforts within the area of laboratory animals

The Expert Group also monitors, analyses and informs about laboratory animals in a national and international perspective and can represent the Swedish Research Council in various contexts where issues relating to laboratory animals are discussed.

Composition of the Expert Group

The Expert Group for Laboratory Animal Science has eleven members appointed by the Swedish Research Council's Scientific Council for Medicine and Health. The members must together have expertise in research using laboratory animals and in ethics. Six of the members are appointed on the basis of proposals from Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs) that conduct research in medicine, three based on proposals of from Swedish HEIs that conduct research in science, and one based on a proposal from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

Members

Name

Title

Organisation

Lena Uller (Chair)

Professor, Department of Experimental Medical Science

Lund University

Karolina Antonov

Analysis manager

LIF

Lotta Berg

Professor, at the Department of Animal Environment and Health

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Thomas Blom

Director at Biomedical Services Division

Lund University

David Engblom

Professor, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences

Linköping University

Robert Fredriksson

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Uppsala University

Jonas von Hofsten

Associate professor, Department of Integrative Medical Biology

Umeå University

Elisabet Jerlhag Holm

Senior lecturer, Department of Pharmacolgy at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

University of Gothenburg

Margit Mahlapuu

Professor, Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Gothenburg

Johan Nilsson

Forskare, Biologiska institutionen, Evolutionary ecology

Lund University

Stina Tucker

Director ECF, Doctor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Wenner-Gren Institute

Stockholm University

Johannes Wilbertz

Lecturer senior, Comparative Medicine

Karolinska Institutet, KI

Contact person at the Swedish Research Council

Nina Gennebäck – Senior Research Officer, Secretary to the Expert Group for Laboratory Animal Science

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Contact

Swedish Research Council

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