Course "The Management of Genetically Altered Rodent Colonies"


The course covers the management of GM rodents from the breeding husbandry and care and methods to securing genetic material according to the latest views. The generation of transgenics is not a prime subject of this course.

Theoretical and practical views are presented. The programme includes a session where participants are give the opportunity to present one or more cases from their daily practice for discussion with the faculty and other participants.

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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: 11 CPD points by IAT

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 30 CPD credits.

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




Facility managers and supervisors, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals, veterinarians, lab. biologists, senior technicians, GM colony breeding coordinators and managers.


Colony organization; Breeding; Animal characterisation and identification; Animal welfare; Ethical considerations; Cryo-banking; Databases and networks.

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