ADVANCE training centre

Location

ADVANCE training centre
MRC Harwell

Organizer

The Advance Team
Phone
+44 (0)1235 841438
Email
training@har.mrc.ac.uk

Establishing and Maintaining a Mouse Germ-Free Facility

Date

Mar 09 - 10 2022

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost

£1,000.00

There is an ever-growing interest in understanding the key roles that the microbiota plays in health and disease.  The use of mouse models that lack all microorganisms (germ-free) are increasingly becoming an essential tool for scientific researchers in this area. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction into how germ-free facilities can be run on a day-to-day basis and will be led by experts in gnotobiology (both academic and industry partners) using a ‘hands-on’ approach to establishing and maintaining a germ-free facility.

Who is this course for?

  • Animal facility managers
  • Animal care technicians
  • Technical staff

Following the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of running and maintaining a germ-free facility
  • Have acquired a working knowledge of germ-free isolators, in particular the use of box isolators and cages
  • Be able to perform standard culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques that can be used to check the sterility of the germ-free mice
  • Plan experimental isolator set-up
We invite expressions of interest to attend this course outlining:
  1. What you hope to get out of attending this course?
  2. Why is attending this course important to you?
Expressions of interest to be sent to training@har.mrc.ac.uk by 18th February 2022.

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