Course "Microbiota and Gnotobiotic Management"


This two day course focuses on the microbiota of laboratory rodents and on the management of facilities that breed and use gnotobiotic animals.
The influence of microbiota in numerous aspects of animal normal physiology and its involvement in the development of many diseases will be illustrated.
The renowned speakers will provide cutting-edge information on the breeding, maintenance, experimental use, and care of gnotobiotic rodent strains.

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Duration: 2 days
Registration fee:

500 euro + 22% VAT

Registration includes:

- Participation in the scientific program
- Coffee breaks
- Meals during the meeting
- Welcome dinner
- Training supplementary material

The course will only run if we have reached the minimum number of participants within 4 weeks of the course commencement. FGB reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, FGB is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

The course confirmation will be accompanied by the Order Acknowledgement with payment details.

The invoice will be issued within 10 days after the course confirmation and cannot be changed, so please make sure you have provided us with the correct information (to be checked on the Order Acknowledgement).
Only digital version of invoices will be sent to participants.

Payment of the fee is due before course commencement. Bank fee on your side

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made by writing (email or fax) to the secretary.

Payment of the balance of the course is due, in full, for cancellation received after invoice raising.

Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.

CPD Credits:

The course awarded: 10 CPD points by IAT

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 25.5 CPD credits.

1.5 day continuing education  for person carrying out procedures on animals and person designing procedures and projects by Swiss Veterinarian Associations



Heads of animal facilities, veterinarians, those responsible for health monitoring and testing of laboratory animals, senior technologists.


Strategies to maintain and monitor the defined microbiota will be discussed together with the technological solutions available as well as:
• Gnotobiology in research: History, state of the art and prospective
• Interactions of the microbiota with the host
• Gnotobiotic animals as experimental models
• Technologies and procedures
• Quality assurance

Language: English

We can help you to organize accommodation close to the venue, please feel free to contact us.

The venue is about 1 hour (64 km) from Milan-Malpensa airport; the expected taxi fare is 90 Euros and about 20 minutes (13 km) from Milan-Linate airport; the expected taxi fare is about 25 Euros