Neele Dietrich graduated in pharmacy as best in class (valedictorian). She joined the 3Rs Info Hub because she is passionate about pharmacology and toxicology and wants to help ensure that the possibilities of Reduction, Replacement and Refinement are highlighted and taught. Apart from university, she gained her first experience in the field of 3Rs during her internship at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. Here she worked on the establishment of an in vitro assay for the detection of histone modifications in living cells. This made her realize once again how difficult it is to develop alternative methods and how important it is to focus attention on this.