CAAT-Europe, housed at the University of Konstanz, coordinates transatlantic activities to promote education in humane science and will participate in and/or coordinate publicly and privately funded European projects. Dr. Thomas Hartung serves as program liaison representing Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Marcel Leist serves as the University of Konstanz liaison. Thomas Hartung is also a Professor for Pharmacology and Toxicology at Konstanz. Furthermore, Alexander Burkle (Molecular Toxicology) and Daniel Dietrich (Human and Environmental Toxicology) of Konstanz are members of CAAT-Europe.
CAAT -Europe plans to develop a joint education program between the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Konstanz. This program will include e-courses, CAAT’s existing certificate program on humane science, a student exchange, and collaboration in the International Graduate School (International Research Training Group— IRTG 1331— Konstanz, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland “Cell-based Characterization of Disease Mechanisms in Tissue Destruction and Repair.”)
Goals of CAAT-Europe:
- Establish a CAAT EU faculty and advisory board composed of sponsor representatives and prominent academics from Europe
- Establish a competence base of European experts available for project work
- Participate in the Transatlantic Think Tank for Toxicology (t4) devoted to conceptual work for the paradigm shift in toxicology
- Coordinate a series of information days on relevant developments from the US in Europe, a reciprocal of the program already established by CAAT in the US
- Set up transatlantic consortia for international research projects on alternative methods
- Support ALTEX as the official journal of CAAT, EUSAAT, and t4.
- Develop strategic projects with sponsors to promote humane science and new toxicology
CAAT-Europe at the University of Konstanz
c./o. Dr. Mardas Daneshian (CEO)
University of Konstanz
Phone: +49 7531 882233
Fax: +49 7531 884156