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Dr Kathrin Herrmann

Biography

Kathrin Hermann with Pebbles the cat

Dr Kathrin Herrmann (pictured above with Pebbles the cat) is a FRAME Trustee and joined the Board in July 2022.

Kathrin Herrmann, PhD, is a veterinary specialist in animal welfare, ethics and law. She conducted her PhD in the field of biomedical sciences and since November 2020, Kathrin has been the Animal Protection Commissioner of Berlin, Germany. Since September 2017, Kathrin has also researched and taught at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).

For almost a decade, Kathrin worked for the competent authority in Berlin, assessing animal research proposals and inspecting animal research facilities.┬áTo inform the public about animal experiments and to draw attention to the urgency of a paradigm shift towards ethically justifiable, human-relevant research methods, she initiated a book project featuring over 50 experts in the field. Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change was published by Brill in 2019 and can be downloaded for free. Another focus of Kathrin’s is informing the public about the nexus of animal agriculture, climate change and global health and the transition to a sustainable food system.

“Ever since I started working in the 3Rs arena I have been impressed with FRAME’s pioneering work in the area of replacement. Thus, I feel honored to be a trustee of such a longstanding charity that has done so much good for science and for nonhuman animals.”

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