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Phenotyping of Genetically Engineered Mouse Models
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3454-21-00-00There are 1 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 01/11/2021
Date and time15.11.2021, at: 09:15 - 19.11.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats12
Course fee8,400.00 kr.
LecturersKlas Abelson
ECTS credits3.40
Contact personGitte Balle Kaltoft    E-mail address: gitte.nielsen@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Describe different approaches to phenotyping of genetically engineered mouse model (knowledge)
2. Analyse and reflect on pitfalls in induction of genetically engineered mouse models (skills)
3. Understand and evaluate possibilities and limitations in the translation from findings in mouse models to relevance for human diseases (skills)
4. Have insight in how to perform necropsy and histopathological analysis in mice (knowledge)

The aim of the course is to teach and train the participants in approaches to efficient phenotyping of genetically engineered mouse models, and provide a deeper understanding of possibilities and limitations in the translation from findings in mouse models to relevance for human diseases.

The course consists of lectures on various genetically engineered mouse models and phenotypic evaluation of these with a special focus on pathology; seminars and group work with critical review of translational research; and practical exercises in phenotyping and pathological evaluation of mice.

PhD students who are using, or are about to start using, genetically engineered mice in their research. It is mandatory that participants have passed a course equivalent to Laboratory Animal Science, EU function AD or ABD.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Lectures, seminars, panel discussions, group-work, and hands-on practicals with animals

Course director
Klas Abelson, Associate Professor, PhD
Department of Experimental Medicine

Dr. Cory Brayton, Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and Phenotyping Core Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, DM, USA
Cord Brakebusch, Professor, University of Copenhagen
Dr. Klas Abelson, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Copenhagen

15-19 November 2021, all days 9.15-16.00

Course location
The Panum Building, Blegdamsvej 3, DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Please register before 1 November 2021.
Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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