Dr. Arno Gutleb, Elisabeth Schilling, Dr. Jessica Levy and Sasha Kehoe are Lisa's guests this week, to talk about their work and the news around it.
Kicking off the show, Sasha Kehoe guides us through a reflection of the news this week: annexation of eastern Ukraine, Nordstream leaks, chess cheating, food waste in Luxembourg and the Hereditary Grand Ducal couple expecting their second child.
An Alternative to Animal Testing
Dr. Arno Gutleb is Group Leader for Environmental Health at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
His group have been developing a way to replace animal experimentation by in vitro models.
The group is developing in vitro assays with a focus on the alveolar region of the lung with a focus on inflammation and respiratory sensitization. He graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria and holds a PhD (2006) in Environmental Sciences from Wagheningen University, The Netherlands. He has a habilitation from the University Lorraine, France (2018) and is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) (since 2002). He is Distinguished Professor at the University Iuliu Hatzieganu, Clujh, Romania and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago de Chile. He is a member of the Network for Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (ECVAM) and Head of Delegation of Luxembourg to the Working Group of National Coordinators of the Test Guidelines programme (WNT) of the OECD. Since 2020 he is Co-chair of the US-EU NanoEHS CoR.
He founded INIVITROLIZE, a LIST spin-off, In June 2022.
Elisabeth Schilling is a dancer and choreographer. She develops transdisciplinary projects between movement, design, the visual arts, and music with international teams. Since 2021 she is Artist in Residence at TRIFOLION Echternach and since 2022 Associate Artist at Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.
She talks to us about her life in dance and her upcoming show Ita Infinita.
In the past 5 years, Elisabeth's works have toured over 230 performances in 19 countries and were performed in institutions such as Saatchi Gallery London, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Kunstfest Weimar.
Elisabeth received numerous choreographic commissions: Gauthier Dance, Tate Gallery London (BMW Tate Live), Museum of Applied Art Frankfurt, Scottish Dance Theatre Youth Dance.
As a dancer, Elisabeth regularly performs in international productions across Europe. She has performed for close to 40 choreographers and companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre, Sasha Waltz (Repertoire), Trisha Brown (Repertoire), Clod Ensemble.
Elisabeth is recipient of several awards: Dance Umbrella (‘Young Spark’), Bolzano Danza and AWL Mainz. Recently nominated for a Fellowship at New York University / Centre for Ballet and the Arts, she was awarded the Luxembourg Dance Award 2021. Her last work HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti was nominated for an OPUS Klassik 2022.
Psychologist Dr. Jessica Levy talks to us about the new offer from SOS Détresse in English - Wednesdays 11.00 - 23.00 open to anyone on phone number 45 45 45.
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