APPG meeting to be held on Wednesday 17 April

The next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Human Relevant Science will take place on Wednesday 17 April at 11am in Portcullis House. The group will be hearing from Dr Laura Bramwell on her research into drug repurposing for ageing and age-related diseases. Dr Bramwell will illustrate how biomedical research such as hers can be conducted in a human-relevant way without the use of animals.

The minutes will be available upon request after the meeting.

For more information please contact Isobel Martin at isobel@animalfreeresearchuk.org

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Relevant Science looks forward to the new year ahead

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Relevant Science held its AGM on the 6th December 2023.

Martyn Day MP was elected as Chair of the Group. Baroness Hayman of Ullock, Alex Sobel MP and Anna Firth MP were also elected as Officers during the meeting.

The Group are delighted to have as members Kerry McCarthy MP, Peter Dowd MP, John McNally MP, Allan Dorans MP, Andrew Selous MP, Baroness Natalie Bennett, Ben Lake MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Giles Watling MP, Henry Smith MP, Kenny McAskill MP, Kim Johnson MP, Liz Saville Roberts MP, Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Tan Dhesi MP, Patricia Gibson MP, Chris Stephens MP and Julian Sturdy MP.

You can read the minutes of the meeting here

AGM of APPG on Human Relevant Science – 6th December 2023

The AGM of the APPG on Human Relevant Science will be held in Parliament on Wednesday 6th December at 11am.
For further details, please email  isobel@animalfreeresearchuk.org.

Latest meeting of the APPG on Human Relevant Science

On Tuesday 12 September, the APPG on Human Relevant Science heard from Professor Guruprasad Aithal, who gave expert evidence on drug-induced liver injury. Providing a clinical perspective based on his experience as Nottingham University’s ‘Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre’ lead, Professor Aithal championed the benefits of using human-specific research to better protect patients such as his from DILI.

Minutes are available upon request. Please email Isobel@animalfreeresearchuk.org

APPG meeting to be held on Tuesday 12 September

We will be hearing expert evidence from Professor Guruprasad Aithal, who leads Nottingham University’s ‘Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre’. Professor Aithal will be providing a clinical perspective on the importance of protecting patients from the risk of drug-induced liver injury and discussing the role that human-specific technologies can play

The meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 12th September at 6:00pm and will include a Q&A session. The minutes will be posted here after the meeting. Please contact Isobel Martin at isobel@animalfreeresearchuk.org for more information.

The APPG held its latest meeting on 14th June 2023

The group heard from Dr Lorna Ewart, Chief Scientific Officer at leading biotech company Emulate, about the exciting potential of liver-on-a-chip technology. Minutes from the meeting can be found here.

APPG meeting to be held on Wednesday 14 June

We will be hearing evidence from Dr Lorna Ewart, Chief Scientific Officer at leading biotech company Emulate, about the exciting potential of liver-on-a-chip technology. This innovative device, which measures just 3.6cm in length, can save lives by helping to get new medicines to market more safely and quickly. The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 14th June at 5.30pm and will include a Q&A session. Call back here for the minutes after the 14th June to read about what was discussed.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Relevant Science looks forward to exciting year ahead

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Relevant Science are happy to be welcoming Martyn Day MP as their new Chair.

At the AGM held on the 24th January 2023, the APPG also elected as Vice Chairs Baroness Hayman of Ullock, Andrew Selous MP and Tan Dhesi MP.

Chris Stephens MP, Alex Sobel MP and Rachael Maskell MP were elected as Officers. The Group is also very happy to have as members Caroline Lucas MP and Kenny MacAskill MP.

With membership confirmed, the APPG on Human Relevant Science are looking forward to an exciting year ahead, advocating for the acceleration of the development and uptake of human relevant science in the UK.

AGM of APPG on Human Relevant Science

The APPG held its AGM on 24th January 2023. Minutes from the meeting, as well as details of the officers who were elected, can be viewed here