Prof. Heather Wallace, President of EUROTOX, presented the EUROTOX Merit Award to Thomas Hartung at the opening ceremony of the Virtual 2021 EUROTOX Congress on September 27, 2021.

Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD, is the Doerenkamp-Zbinden-Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA with joint appointments at The Whiting School of Engineering Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Georgetown University, Washington, DC and the University of Konstanz, Germany. He also is Director of the Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) in the US and Europe. He is the former Head of the European Commission’s Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), Ispra, Italy. He is Chief Editor of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and has authored more than 580 scientific publications.

The EUROTOX Merit Award is presented annually at the EUROTOX Congress to a European toxicologist with a long and outstanding career in the discipline. Achievements in academia, public service or industry may be recognized. Emphasis should be put on individual contributions strengthening the science of toxicology.