Course "Microbiota and gnotobiotic rodents" - Milan, Italy


The collective term of the microorganisms that typically inhabit a bodily organ or part is Microbiota. It is involved in numerous aspects of normal animal physiology and has profound effects on laboratory animal health, also contributing to the development of many diseases.






Milan, Italy

Duration: 2 days
Registration fee:

550 euro + 22% VAT

Registration includes:

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

In the application form the CV is mandatory, it will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to ensure that the applicants have the same professional scope in order to share common background and to maximize the training experience. You will be informed when the application is approved.

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: 11 CPD points by IAT

1.5 days of training / continuing education for experimenters, study directors and heads of animal facilities by Swiss Veterinarian Associations


The lectures of the renowned speakers of this course will cover the most recent information on the microbiota of laboratory rodents and on the use of gnotobiotic animals as experimental models. In addition, topics related to the organization and management of facilities that breed and use such animals for research are included. Cutting-edge information on breeding, maintenance and care of gnotobiotic rodent strains will be provided, including strategies to maintain and monitor the defined microbiota. In addition, the technological solutions available and “the state of the art” and prospective applications of gnotobiotic animals in research will be illustrated.

Language: English
Click here to download the syllabus

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 about 95 Euros and about 20 minutes (13 km) from Milan-Linate airport, the expected taxi fare is about 25 Euros.