PsychophaRRRmacology - enhancing research outcomes by applying the 3Rs

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Sunday 14 July 2019
Reynold Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

The British Association for Psychopharmacology 2019 Summer Meeting

The study of psychopharmacology has traditionally involved the use of animal models. The community has actively supported efforts to replace, reduce and refine (the 3Rs) this use of animals. In this session, we will explore how implementing new technologies can impact the 3Rs, including introducing more accurate and less invasive measurements of animal behaviour and harnessing new cell-based technologies for neuropsychiatric research.

More information can be found on the BAP website.

14:00 The latest innovation in wireless EEG recording (TaiNi) 
Mr Stuart Bowyer (TaiNiTec)
14:30 Home cage monitoring to get a better understanding of behaviour and its relevance to human conditions 
Dr Sara Wells (MRC Harwell)
15:00 The use of induced pluripotent stem cells for neuropsychiatric research 
Dr Mandy Johnstone (Edinburgh)
15:30 Touch screen technologies as a refinement for behavioural testing 
Dr Chris Heath (Open University)