May 6, 2010
Director of Research & Toxicology
Troy Seidle is Director of Research & Toxicology for Humane Society International (HSI). As a former public representative on inspections of Canadian animal research facilities, Troy has witnessed first-hand the plight of animals in laboratories. Today he leads HSI's End Animal Testing campaign and professional team of scientists, political specialists and country offices, who are active on nearly every continent, working with governments and companies to replace outdated animal tests with more effective and ethical methods—a win-win for everyone.
Between 2009 and 2012, Troy led a successful lobbying campaign to dramatically reduce animal testing requirements under Europe’s biocides (non-food pesticides) regulation, which achieved an unprecedented 40 to 50% animal savings compared to the testing requirements of the old law. He is now working to extend these life-saving precedents to other countries and product sectors.
Troy is also a driving force behind the AXLR8 Project (pronounced “accelerate”), which brings together leading non-animal test method developers and research teams from across the globe with the goal of accelerating the transition to animal-free safety testing.
Troy serves on a number of influential committees at national and international levels, including those of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the European Commission and Chemicals Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He presently serves on the board of directors of the European Consensus Platform for Alternatives and of the Canadian wildlife protection charity Zoocheck. He has also served on scientific task forces of the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods, and as a member of the governing body of the Canadian Council on Animal Care.
Seidle holds an honours health sciences degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and is a visiting scientist in the faculty of biology at the Universität Konstanz in Germany.