The In Vitro Toxicology Training Course at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences

Scientists interested in learning about in vitro test methods in toxicology have the opportunity to attend a 4-day hands-on training course hosted by the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) and sponsored by PETA Science Consortium International.

The course is designed to help scientists gain a better understanding of in vitro methods, assay design, laboratory techniques, and data interpretation. The training includes informative lectures given by IIVS’ in vitro toxicology experts and hands-on laboratory experience in applying in vitro methods. Those who attend are able to explore numerous toxicological endpoints, such as skin and eye irritation and corrosion, skin sensitisation, phototoxicity, and respiratory toxicity.

The course takes place every January, May, and September at the IIVS facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US. Attendees receive complementary registration for the training and reimbursement for hotel (up to US$700) and economy-seating airfare plus ground transport (up to US$350 from the US and up to US$650 from outside the US). Attendees are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements, and receipts are required for hotel and travel reimbursement.

For more information, please email [email protected].


We are pleased to announce the winners of our award to attend the 30 January–2 February 2023 training course:

  • Dr Niladri Bhowmik is a Staff Toxicologist in the Product Formulation Section, Human Health Assessment Branch in the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) at the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).
  • Dr Rachel Brunner is a Biologist in the New Chemicals Division of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Dr Nagarekha Pasupuleti is a Staff Toxicologist in the Active Ingredient Section, Human Health Assessment Branch in the DPR at the CalEPA.
  • Dr Apipa Wanasathop is an ORISE Fellow within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration.

To learn about previous travel grants to attend IIVS workshops, click here