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Computational Cardiovascular Science research group nominated for the Lush Prize


Following a record number of nominations, 52 projects have been shortlisted as potential winners of the 2015 Lush Prize, including  the Computational Cardiovascular Science research group in the "Science" category.  

The Lush Prize brings together a variety of actions – science, regulatory lobbying and public awareness campaigns –  aiming to "bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals.” 

The  Computational Cardiovascular Science research group have been nominated in the “science” category, for their work on investigating the different response of human hearts from different persons, to pharmaceutical compounds and potentially toxic substances using experimentally calibrated computational models of the heart. 

Professor of Computational Medicine Blanca Rodriguez commented "We are all very pleased about the nomination. It is a recognition for our work and its impact, in an area we all find important: the replacement, refinement and reduction of animal testing."  

The  Lush Prize  is open to projects anywhere in the world.   A panel of independent judges including research scientists, campaigners, politicians, and members of the public will select winners from the short-list. The winners in each of the five categories of award will be announced at an award ceremony in London in November. 

The Prize is a collaboration between Lush and Ethical Consumer. Lush is well-known manufacturer and retailer of fresh handmade cosmetics. The Prize is one element of its ‘Fighting Animal Testing’ campaign. Ethical Consumer is a research, publishing and campaigning co-operative.