Course "Microbiota and Gnotobiotic Rodents"

This two-day course is designed to provide the participants with the most recent information on the microbiota of laboratory rodents and on the use of gnotobiotic animals as experimental models. The programme of the course includes also topics related to the organization and management of facilities that breed and use such animals for research.

The lectures of the renowned speakers will cover the interactions of microbiota with the host organism and, in particular, the impact on numerous aspects of animal normal physiology and on the development of many diseases.


If you want to know more about our courses contact General Secretary at:







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

30 CPD credits by the Royal Society of Biology

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, persons responsible for the health monitoring and testing of laboratory animals, senior technologists, researchers, quality assurance specialists.


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
Materials: 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 90 Euros and about 20 minutes (13 km) from Milan-Linate airport; the expected taxi fare is about 25 Euros