Dr. Satu Mering

19 November 2017 in Press

Satu-Mering

Satu Mering, PhD, Docent

Director, Laboratory Animal Research

Joined Experimentica Ltd.: January 2017

 

Short Biography: 

Dr. Mering has over 20 years’ experience in the area of laboratory animal science, particularly animal welfare. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Zoology from the University of Eastern Finland. Serving as member on both the National Experimental Animal Board and the National Committee of the Council on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific or Educational purposes, Dr. Mering has broad regulatory expertise and an excellent track-record in educating and training scientists at all levels in the use and care of laboratory animals. In addition to her responsibilities at Experimentica Ltd., Dr. Mering will continue to serve as Chairperson of the Finnish Laboratory Animal Science Association (FinLAS).

Q1: Satu, tell us something about yourself.

Satu: I’m married with three children – 1 boy and 2 girls. I live with my family right here in Kuopio, Finland, where I also spent most of my career.

Q2: What do you like most working at Experimentica?

Satu: It’s a small team, but all are great people and experts in vision and animal research. I spent most of my career at the University of Eastern Finland, where for the past 10 years I led the Laboratory Animal Centre. Here at Experimentica I found a great opportunity to establish a state-of-the-art animal facility from scratch. Implementing the latest knowledge and technology allows me to concentrate more on animal welfare, rather than administrative things and paperwork.

Q3: What are you passionate about at your work?

Satu: I am really passionate about animal welfare. I believe the highest standards for animal well-being are always reflected in the study results. Unfortunately, many people underestimate the influence of animal welfare has on experimental variability and reproducibility, but good animal science starts with animal welfare.

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