This meeting will launch the 2012 CRACK IT Challenges competition.
The programme will include:
- Challenge-specific surgeries where participants can meet the sponsors and discuss the Challenges in detail;
- Networking sessions around Challenge Zones providing an opportunity to identify new collaborators to help solve the Challenges;
- A case study of the CRACK IT Challenges experience from a sponsor and winner of one of the 2011 CRACK IT Challenges
You are encouraged to attend the launch event if you think you may be interested in submitting a solution to solve any of this year’s challenges.
The Challenges for 2012 are:
Rodent Little Brother: Measurement of mouse activity, behaviour and interaction in the home cage (sponsored by MRC Harwell)
ProBE IT: Determining the in vivo biodistribution properties of biological entities through the use of advanced imaging techniques (sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline)
DRGNET: Enabling access to primary human dorsal root ganglion neurones for drug target identification and pharmacological testing (sponsored by Pfizer Neusentis and Grunenthal)
PreDART: Prediction of human developmental and reproductive toxicity through non-mammalian assays (sponsored by Syngenta and Shell)
RETINAS: Refinement of techniques for intravitreal injection to avoid side effects in rabbits (sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline)
This year the Challenges are co-funded by the NC3Rs, MRC and the Technology Strategy Board.
Full Challenge briefs will be available by 31 July 2012. Please note that Challenges may be subject to change until this date.
This meeting is free to attend but you must register by 7 September 2012. You will have to register with the CRACK IT website before you can register for this event. Please click on the link below.
Challenge surgeries will run in parallel so you can only register to attend one surgery. There will be opportunity to meet other Challenge sponsors and discuss the requirements of their Challenge during the networking session...