Application of non-animal methods and concepts in food risk assessment – Lunch session at ESTIV 2022

ESTIV 2022
Sitges (Barcelona), Spain
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ESTIV banner (2560 × 702 px) (1)

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 from 13.00-14.00 CET

ILSI Europe /ESTIV co-sponsored a Lunch Session on the Application of Non-Animal Methods and Concepts in Food Risk Assessment.

This session was supported by ILSI Europe’s Alternatives to Animal Testing (AAT) and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) Task Forces.

Chairs of the Session

  • Dr Isabelle Guelinckx, Scientific Program Director, ILSI Europe, BE
  • Dr Helena Kandarova, ERT, ESTIV President, Senior scientist at CEM, SAS, SK


Talk 1: Non-animal methodologies for food safety risk assessment (15 min)
Speaker: Prof. Bas Blaauboer, Utrecht University, NL

Talk 2: Introduction to Thresholds of Toxicological Concern Concept and how in vitro methods and TTC complement each other (15 min)
Speaker: Dr Heli Hollnagel, Dow Europe, CH

Talk 3: High-Throughput-Screening: Challenges and Opportunities in food safety risk assessment (15 min)
Speaker: Dr Ans Punt, Wageningen University and Research Institute – RIKILT, NL

Panel discussion (10-15 min)


ILSI Europe was present as exhibitor. We showcased our current activities/scientific portfolio and discussed membership opportunities. Come visit us at booth no. 13!

About the ESTIV Congresses
The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) is organized every two years. The ESTIV2022 congress aims to create a forum of scientists in a unique atmosphere for discussions and the exchange of knowledge. Its objective is also to promote contact between junior and senior researchers, students and toxicologists from European companies, governments and universities involved in the development and use of in vitro and in silico approaches. The congress is expected to include 500+ attendees and 30+ exhibitors.

For more details and registration, please visit the event’s website.

Contact information:

ILSI Europe booth stand