Mouse Morphology, Function and Genetics

Animal experiments, especially using mice and rats, are an important part of many PhD projects. A better understanding of rodent anatomy, histology, pathology, genetics, wellbeing, and a proper perspective of the difference of rodent models versus human physiology can improve the quality of these experiments substantially. Participants follow lectures in the morning and learn hands-on skills in the afternoon.

Course participants are introduced into various aspects of research with rodents. The aim is to increase awareness of the physiology and genetics of experimental animals thereby enabling better planning and execution of animal research.

After finishing this course students:
– Can describe and demonstrate the anatomy and histology of major organs of the mouse.
– A
re able to choose mouse strains suitable for their research.
Can interpret histological and imaging data.
Can judge behavior and deduce wellbeing of experimental animals.
Can design mouse experiments that are better suited for translation to humans.

This course is organized and coordinated by the Tytgat Institute for Liver & Intestinal Research and the Department of Medical Biology, in collaboration with the OOA. If you are an OOA member, you can participate free of charge. Please indicate on the registration form that you are an OOA member!

Target audience:

To be announced, 2021
Amsterdam UMC, AMC or online
PhD candidates, postdocs and technicians
1.5 EC

Dr. J.E. Seppen, Prof. dr. V.M. Christoffels
Elsa de Greef (