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A Resource for Developmental Toxicology
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You have reached the relaunched Web site of the DevTox Project (Version 3.0).

The 10th Berlin Workshop on Developmental Toxicology will take place on 19 – 20 February 2020. The programme is available here.

This Web site is intended to provide a valuable resource for health professionals and researchers working in the field of developmental toxicology and represents one of the most comprehensive sources of images of developmental abnormalities.

There are three areas accessible on this site from the menus above, reflecting the main parts of the project:

Supplementary information on the project itself, the publications of the DevTox Project and the Berlin workshops, a list of project partners and relevant links.

The updated harmonized nomenclature for developmental toxicology, based on the revised IFTS terminology (Makris et al. 2009): More than 2,500 images show examples for external, skeletal, soft tissue and maternal-fetal anomalies [last update October 2012]. The harmonized categorization achieved at the eighth Berlin Workshop has been included [update October 2016].

An electronic data base is under development, in which experimental data from developmental studies in rats and rabbits in different labs can be evaluated to develop a historical control data base in various strains of common laboratory animals.

The DevTox Project was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) and the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under the auspices of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).

In order to make ongoing improvements to this Web site, your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Please direct your comments to the DevTox Project co-ordinator at DevTox@bfr.bund.de. Please use "[devtox]" as subject. If you would like to contribute images, please click here.


Click for soft tissue anomalies.
Click for skeletal anomalies.
Click for external anomalies.
Click for topography of the avian skeleton.

 Last update: 17-Oct-2016 | Contact: DevTox@bfr.bund.de Top of page