Animal welfare research prize

Fraunhofer IGB News /

For her Ph.D. thesis at the Institute for Interfacial Engineering IGVT at the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Johanna Schanz developed a model of the liver, which offers potential as an alternative to animal experiments in drug testing.

On October 26, 2009 in Berlin, Dr. Schanz was awarded the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection’s research prize for the “promotion of methodical work toward the aim of reducing and replacing animal based research.”