Course “The Management of Genetically Altered Rodent Colonies”
The Fondazione Guido Bernardini (FGB) was established in 2009 as an independent, non-profit organization in memory of Guido Bernardini.
FGB is devoted to continuing education and training of professionals involved in the care, welfare and use of laboratory animals; the overall mission is to support the humane and responsible use of animals in science and to promote the quality of biomedical research by encouraging high standards of knowledge and competence in scientific and technical staff.
The course introduces important aspects of managing genetically altered (GA) strains of rodents for breeding and experimental usage.
The distinguished speakers will provide the participants with theoretical and practicalinformation on the maintenance of GA strains, breeding strategies, colony management, husbandry best practices and methods to securing genetic material according to the latest views. Animal welfare and ethical aspects will also be considered. The generation of GA rodents is not a prime subject of this course.
A session of the scientific programme offers the participants the opportunity to present one or more cases from their practice; the interaction between speakers and attendees encourages the sharing of information and practical experiences from which the attendees can benefit to improve their competence in the daily work.
Date(s) - 24/05/2018 - 25/05/2018