European advanced school for mouse phenogenomics Back
Dear colleagues, Dear scientists,
PHENOMIN offers an international and first class training to provide engineers (Master’s degrees), PhDs and researchers with a wealth of information about the good practices regarding the use of mouse models in biomedical research (standardized techniques, ethics, regulations, analysis, data and resources, …). Mornings are devoted to seminars whereas afternoons are devoted to "practical sessions" needing the active attendees participation.
The topics of mouse genetics, mutagenesis, phenotyping, mouse colony management, conservation and distribution of genetically modified mice will be covered.
European speakers, involved in INFRAFRONTIER Mouse clinics, will join us.
Approximately 37 invited experts are invited at the school.
Objectives of the course:
- Accelerate the sharing of conceptual scientific advances, and all the new approaches that will profoundly change the basic research, preclinical and biopharmaceuticals discoveries.
- Transfer of technological knowledge ensuring the most effective experimental procedures in compliance with ethics and animal welfare for a successful use of mouse models.
- Support attendees in use of European and international resources for mouse phenogenomics (cryopreservation, distribution and phenotyping data lines already characterized and available to the scientific community).
- Help and advice attendees in their own research project through poster session, relevant work session on scientific and methodological issues, oral retransmission and personalized discussion with experts.
- Address the issue of continuing professional education consistent with the new European directive requirements about regulatory training and lab animal experiments.
The school will provide a wealth of information on good practices in the use of mouse model (standardized techniques, ethics, regulations, analysis, data and resources ...) to support attendees in their research:
-Accelerating the sharing of conceptual scientific advances, transfer of method to use of the mouse model for biomedical research: the issues of mouse genetics, mutagenesis, phenotyping, mouse colony management, and archiving- distribution lines of genetically modified mice will be covered.
-Support participants in the use of current European and international resources on mouse phenogenomics: cryopreservation, distribution and phenotyping data for lines already characterized and available to the scientific community.
One of the aims of the PHENOMIN thematic school is to provide the unique opportunity for PhDs and young postdocs to discuss in details about their research with experts as well as with each other. Accelerating the sharing of conceptual scientific advances and transfer of innovative methods and techniques in the field of animal testing, and more specifically the use of mice in biomedical research, including the design of experimental protocols until its realization and data analysis. The courses will be based on scientific international projects dedicating to the annotation of the genome of mammals and mouse phenogenomics. In addition, the scientific, ethical considerations and regulatory issues will be addressed (new European requirements for animal testing). The invited speakers' talks include seminars (25 or 50 minutes) on specific topics that allow discussion with the audience (5 or 10 minutes questions & answers). Attendees will be given opportunities for informal chats through lunches and dinners with speakers and experts.
An abstract submission is required (please see the application procedure). Abstract submissions should consist of recently published or unpublished research or clinical case presentations or new solutions for management/husbandry problems. They are designed for the poster session, allowing attendees to interact for 10 minutes with experts during the first day of the school. Posters will be viewable throughout the school duration to follow discussion with experts.
We hold working sessions in groups to answer scientific or methodological issues from participants (attendees expectations have been declined in the registration form); these assignments will be based on the criticism of recent scientific articles selected by the involved experts and the information obtained from the course/seminars. Speakers and experts will help attendees to manage their work session. This is also an opportunity for attendees to share thoughts and to get advice for their own experimental design.