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2017 Charles River Laboratories Excellence in Refinement Award

Dr. Hanno Würbel

We are happy to announce the 2017 Charles River Laboratories Excellence in Refinement Award was presented to Dr Hanno Würbel. Dr Würbel was chosen for the honor for his refinements in the housing of laboratory animals. His research has shown that environmental enrichment can be used in mice to improve the animals’ wellbeing without reducing the reproducibility of experimental results. His expertise in this area of research is considered unique worldwide, some of his activities include refinements in phenotypic plasticity, animal welfare, and the validity of animal experiments.

Dr Würbel currently is a Professor and Chair of Animal Welfare at the Veterinary Public Health Institute at the University of Bern, Switzerland. 

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