Animal protection at HKI

The animal protection officers of the HKI take care that the legal regulations regarding the protection of animals are observed. They advise and support employees who carry out animal experiments or who take care of laboratory animals in all matters regarding animal protection and handling of laboratory animals. The animal protection officers are involved in planning animal experiments; they have access at all time to the animal facilites, the animals, the laboratories and the notes of the researchers. All employees who are dealing with animal experiments and laboratory animals are obliged to provide information to the animal protection officers. The animal protections officers furthermore work towards developing and establishing alternative and substitution methods for animal experiments at the HKI. In addition, they promote the furhter education of all involved employes in animal care and handling.

Animal protection officers

Dr. Karl-Gunther Glowalla

Animal protection officer

Dr. Thorsten Heinekamp

Deputy animal protection officer

Phone: +49 3641 532-1095 Email: thorsten.heinekamp@leibniz-hki.de

Animal husbandry

Prof. Dr. Ilse Denise Jacobsen

Responsible person animal husbandry (according to §11 TierSchG)

Phone: +49 3641 532-1223 Email: ilse.jacobsen@leibniz-hki.de

Dr. Maria Straßburger

Deputy responsible person animal husbandry (according to §11 TierSchG)

Phone: +49 3641 532-1047 Email: maria.strassburger@leibniz-hki.de

Animal protection committee

The animal protection committee consists of the animal protection officers and the responsible persons for animal husbandry as well as the scientists carrying out animal experiments and the employess taking care of laboratory animals. The committee among other things determines internal operational procedures to supervise animal welfare and ensures that these procedures are observed. The committee members monitor the course of the animal experiments and the results, in particular with regard to the effects on the animals.

Committee members

Dr. Karl-Gunther Glowalla

Member of the animal protection committee

Dr. Thorsten Heinekamp

Member of the animal protection committee

Phone: +49 3641 532-1095 Email: thorsten.heinekamp@leibniz-hki.de

Prof. Dr. Ilse Denise Jacobsen

Member of the animal protection committee

Phone: +49 3641 532-1223 Email: ilse.jacobsen@leibniz-hki.de

Birgit Schikowski

Dr. Maria Straßburger

Member of the animal protection committee

Phone: +49 3641 532-1047 Email: maria.strassburger@leibniz-hki.de

Birgit Weber

Member of the animal protection committee

Phone: +49 3641 532-1224 Email: birgit.weber@leibniz-hki.de

Further information on animal experiments