Lisbeth E. Knudsen

Lisbeth E. Knudsen has an MSc in toxicological biochemistry and a PhD in biomedicine and is a Professor in toxicology at the University of Copenhagen. Lisbeth’s research includes the use of in vitro cell cultures and human tissue to document toxicological mechanisms and effects in humans subject to anthropogenic exposures. This can save animal testing. The data are used to prevent harm to human health and are part of the risk assessment made by authorities. Lisbeth can contribute her highly comprehensive professional/scientific experience in 3R, nationally as well as internationally. She is the Vice-President of ecopa (European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives – and has been a member of ESAC (European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing – ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee).

Lisbeth was also affiliated with DACOPA (Danish Consensus Platform for Alternatives to Animal Experiments), the predecessor of the Danish 3R-Center.

Lisbeth’s idea of the goal for the 3R-Center's work: “I have visions of drawing attention to animal-free examination methods, communicating 3R in Denmark to a broader audience and initiating research projects within animal-free studies, including developing a researcher training programme associated with Denmark’s graduate research schools.”