Short Courses 2020

Duration: 5 Days


Mouse Imaging Master Class

Imaging techniques have been powerful to understand and follow the progress of disease in human but also in animal models. They offer the opportunity to characterize further the features with a wide variety of methods and they are almost translational, with most of them primarily developed in human and adapted to animal models. This PATHBIO mouse master class gathers together experts in the fields from Europe and abroad. It will be a unique chance to understand the basic principles of several key methods from structural to functional imaging and to get an overview of the best practices including the 3’R rules to design scientific experiments. All the experts and the organisers of the courses look forward to discuss with you and show you how to take advantage of these imaging methods to answer your scientific questions, specifically focussing on the 3’R criteria ( Refinement, Replacement and Reduction) , ethics and animal welfare.

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Duration: 4 Days


Mouse Pathology

Module 2, Mouse Histopathology, will take place in Copenhagen at BRIC, Biocenter Copenhagen, Ole Maaløes Vej 5 ( between August 24-28, 2020. The aim is to provide Master's Students, PhD students, and post docs with basic and expert knowledge in mouse pathology, helping them to better analyze mice with disease phenotypes. At this course expert pathologists and researchers from Europe, US, and Canada will give lectures and discuss with the participants different aspects of mouse pathology including specific disease phenotypes and models, quantitative digital pathology, mouse genome informatics, and basic histology. There will be also an opportunity for the participants to discuss the phenotype of their mice with expert pathologists. There is no fee for this course, but articipants have to organize travel and accommodation themselves and cover the corresponding expenses. Interested researchers should apply with CV and letter of motivation to: Deadline for applications is May 31, 2020. Accepted participants will be informed middle of June. A preliminary schedule will be available soon.

Duration: 9 Days


Mouse Anatomy

The first PathBio course module, Embryology, Anatomy, Histology, and the Anatomical Basis of Imaging will take place in the Veterinary School at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( between July 6th‐17th, 2020. The aim is to provide graduate, master's, PhD and postdoc students with basic and expert knowledge to phenotype morphologically mouse models of human diseases. At this course expert mouse embryologists, anatomists, pathologists and researchers from Europe and the US will give lectures and discuss with the participants different aspects of mouse morphological phenotyping, including examples of mouse models for the major human diseases. Further information will be available soon.