The Norwegian Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology (NSFT) honors the German scientist and professor Dr. Ellen Fritsche by awarding her with this year´s Poulsson prize.

Professor Dr. Ellen Fritsche is an internationally recognized scientist within the field of toxicology. She has been a professor at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf in for more than 12 years, and she led the working group for alternative methods at IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine. She is now the director of the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) in Basel, Switzerland. She has contributed to the scientific development of alternative methods to traditional animal tests, especially of methods for studying neurotoxicity during development, and for bringing such methods into the process in the OECD system for international accept of such methods. She has inspired Norwegian scientists to go into research concerning these methods. She leads and participates in big international research projects and has authorised more than 90 scientific papers, as well as scientific opinions and text book chapters.

The Poulsson prize is a recognition of the substantial contribution that professor Dr. Ellen Fritsche has made to the scientific development of the field of toxicology and as an inspirer also in Norway. NSFT will invite her to give her Poulsson-lecture in Norway. This will be announced later. During this arrangement this year´s winner will be presented with the Poulsson medal.


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