Video Clips

Insights into the EC3R through films from the laboratories.


The project group of Prof. Jens Kurreck (TU Berlin), Dr. Johanna Berg (TU Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Albert Braeuning (BfR) deals with the bio-printing of human organ models.

Engineered Heart Tissue

Prof. Michael Gotthardt (MDC/Charité), Dr. Sebastian Diecke (MDC/BIH) and Prof. Burkert Pieske (Charité) aim to improve clinical therapeutic approaches using disease models.

Human Lung Models and Machine Learning

The Hocke group works with different lung models, e.g. lung tissue or lung organoids. The project at EC3R acts as an imaging and analysis platform.


BR50 Podcast | "Animal Testing in Berlin - In Search of Alternatives" (German, ca. 45 min)

Please note that this podcast is in German.

In the fourth BR50 podcast episode "Animal Testing in Berlin - In Search of Alternatives", moderated by science journalist Thomas Prinzler, the biotechnologist Julia Scheinpflug (Bf3R), Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke (FU Berlin, EC3R) and Prof. Dr. Michael Gotthardt (MDC, EC3R) come together and discuss.

To the BR50 podcast episode #4 (duration approx. 45 min)

What is the BR50 Podcast?

Berlin Research 50 (BR50) is an initiative of Berlin's non-university research institutions that launched this podcast on the occasion of the Day of the Laboratory Animal on April 24, 2022.

BR50 includes the Helmholtz, Leibniz, and Max Planck Institutes, as well as the federal government's departmental research and other non-university research institutes in Berlin.

The BR50 podcast offers a science policy discussion format and highlights one exciting topic per episode, on which two to three scientists discuss controversial issues. The conversations are moderated alternately by Nancy Fischer and Thomas Prinzler. 

RadioWissen of Bayern 2 | "Animal Testing - Still Indispensable?" (German, ca. 20 min)

Please note that this podcast is in German.

This podcast from 01.10.2021 is about the framework conditions of animal experiments and the 3R principle. Prof. Christa Thöne-Reineke and Prof. Stefan Hippenstiel (both EC3R) as well as Prof. Sina Bartfeld have their say.

Listen to the full podcast here

NDR-Info Science Podcast "Synapsen" | "On the Value of Animals" (German, ca. 60 min)

Please note that this podcast is in German.

The science podcast "Synapsen" takes a multi-layered look at the topic of animal experiments and our relationship to animals. Prof. Michael Gotthardt from the MDC gives voice to the Einstein Center 3R.

Listen to the full podcast from 24.09.2021 here.

The podcast Synapses has published a second part on the topic under the title "Replace, Reduce, Refine" on 04.03.2022.


Research without Animal Testing (German, ca. 5 min)

Interview: Research without Animal Testing

Prof. Stefan Hippenstiel was interviewed on the subject of "Research without Animal Testing" for the Deutschlandfunk Campus & Karriere program. He talked about his experience in research on pneumonia and about the Einstein Center 3R.

Listen to the complete interview (in German) on the 16.09.2021.