Travel Grant for Early-Career Scientist to Train at the JRC Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science

Patrícia Zoio

Patrícia Zoio was awarded PETA Science Consortium International’s travel grant to attend the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science, taking place in Ispra, Italy, from 21 to 24 May 2019. Attendees of the summer school programme explored new developments in the field of non-animal approaches through expert lectures, interactive sessions, and a visit to the EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal tests. The award provided travel and accommodation expenses to attend the programme.

Patrícia Zoio, a PhD student from the NOVA University of Lisbon, is developing a fully humanized skin-on-a-chip model that can be used in long-term medical applications, without using any animal components.