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UK: Lush Prize 2013 awarded

In its second year, the Lush Prize had a more than 40% increase in nominations from science projects. Twelve winners of the 2013 Lush Prize Awards shared prize money of £ 250,000, plus one Special Award.

Lobbying Prize

The International Council on Animal Protection in OECD Programmes (ICAPO)

For their successful work with the OECD, now a world leader in the promotion of non-animal methods, approaches and policies. Award: £ 40,000

The Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments

For their work with Swedish regulators to replace animal test­ing. Award: £ 10,000


Public Awareness Prize

PETA, Laboratory Investigations Department, USA

For their high-profile campaigns against organisations that test on animals and that provide support services for animal testing. Award: £ 25,000

SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation) New Zealand

For publicising the use of animal-testing in national drugs regulation and helping consumers to buy cruelty-free products. Award: £ 25,000

Science Prize

QSAR and Molecular Modelling Group, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

For their work developing computational alternatives to animal testing to predict the effects of chemicals. Award: £ 25,000

The Lung & Particles Research Group, Cardiff University, UK

For their work developing non-animal replacement models of the human respiratory system for inhalation toxicology applica­tions. Award: £ 25,000

Training Prize

XCellR8, UK

For providing training in ethically sound and scientifically advanced human cell culture research technologies. Award: £ 25,000

Dr Anna Maria Bassi’s Research Team, LARF, Italy

For the development and delivery of training courses in animal-free cell culture research in accordance with EU regulation. Award: £ 25,000

Young Researcher Award

Simona Martinotti, Italy

For her research with Dr Ranzato into wound healing using drug strategies based on natural products and traditional medicines. Award: £ 12,500

Alice Limonciel, Austria

For her research into the improvement of in-vitro models for testing toxicity effects on human kidneys. Award: £ 12,500

Lydia Aschauer, Austria

For her research on improving predictions of human responses to chemicals through understanding molecular mechanisms. Award: £ 12,500

Katja Reinhard, Germany

For her research into visual impairment and blindness using hu­man retinal tissue in vitro. Award: £ 12,500

Special Award

A special prize was added to celebrate the European ban on the use of animals in the testing of products for cosmetics purposes in 2013.

Research & Toxicology Department, Humane Society Interna­tional/Europe

Emily McIvor, Policy Director



Adapted from

November 13, 2013

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