Short Courses 2021

Duration: 7 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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Thanks to the support of the Knowledge Alliance Erasmus+ Action, this course is free of charge.

Interested participants should apply online here:

Duration: 4 Days


Mouse Pathology

Module 2, Mouse Histopathology, will take place as an online course . 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. Interested researchers should apply with CV and letter of motivation to:

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Duration: 9 Days


Embryology, Anatomy, Histology and the anatomical basis of Imaging

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 ( 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 37 leading mouse researchers, anatomists and pathologists from all Europe and North America will give lectures and discuss with the participants different aspects of mouse morphological phenotyping, including examples of mouse models for the major human diseases. The technological platform to set the on-line course will be TEAMS (Microsoft). Local organizers will host the sessions and will lead the discussions.

To apply, participants should send a CV and a short letter of motivation to

Deadline for application is June 15, 2021.

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