Upcoming INFRAFRONTIER training courses

Monday, 6 March 2017

Partners of the INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure offer unique training opportunities in mouse phenogenomics, genome editing and cryopreservation technologies.


In vivo CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
Strasbourg, France, 09-10 March 2017
  • Learn about gene editing and how it works
  • Hear about the current advances on many technical aspects
  • Optimize the RNA guide design to the genotyping analysis (bioinformatics work shop)
  • Highlight crucial issue in your own scientific project
Mouse models for diseases: approaches for phenotyping
Strasbourg, France, 14-17 March 2017
  • Understand the interest of phenotyping to characterize gene function in mouse model for diseases
  • Learn about the scientific and ethical considerations in phenotyping
  • Hear about the current web resources available
  • Learn good practices by experimentation (*5 workshops)
2nd European Advanced School for Mouse Phenogenomics
Goersdorf, France, 12-16 June 2017

Would you like to learn how to choose, create and analyse your best mouse model? Do you have a sufficient background in mouse functional genomics to lead as best your research?
This international training of excellence provides engineers, PhDs and researchers with an innovative program focused on best practices in the use of the mouse model biomedical and scientific research. Reach us and you will gain crucial skills required to use as best mutant mice and support you in your research!
Registration open! Early bird dead line : March 31st

Czech Centre for Phenogenomics CCP

2nd Programmable nucleases (CRISPR/Cas9) transgenesis course
CCP in BIOCEV, Vestec/Prague, 3-7 April 2017

This course, jointly provided by the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics and Phenomin/ICS Strasbourg, both members of INFRAFRONTIER, is designed to give practical, hands-on training in current technologies and methods employing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome manipulations in the generation of mice mutants. Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge from our expert instructors, have ample opportunity for discussion and can bring their own targeting projects to work on during the bioinformatics session. The course has been designed for participants with an intermediate knowledge of molecular biology.

Course highlights:

  • Design targeting strategy for your project of interest
  • Apply the targeting tools and validate CRISPR activity
  • Deliver the editing tools to cell lines and zygotes
  • Identify CRISPR induced genomic modifications

Place: Czech Centre for Phenogenomics, Vestec/Prague, Czech Republic
Application deadline: 15th February 2017 (results posted 20th February 2017)
Participants: A maximum of 15 participants including 2 scholarships.
Course fee: 980 € for participants from academic institutions and universities.

The cost for participants from industry is available on request. Participation on the course is subject to a selection process. Applications must be accompanied by a short CV, letter of motivation (max 200 words), and a short letter of support. Accommodation and transport costs are not included in the fee and has to be covered by participants on their own. Lunches and refreshments during the course as well as joint dinners are included. Participants wishing to apply for the scholarship should state this clearly in the cover letter. Please note that the scholarship will cover the course fee only.

Applications should be sent to the following email address: ccp-tam@img.cas.cz

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Metabolism from cells to mouse
CCP in BIOCEV, Vestec/Prague, 25-26 April 2017

This unique workshop provides the introduction and practical hands-on of integrated metabolomics workflows, employing the techniques of cellular energy metabolism (Agilent Seahorse XF), detailed metabolomic analysis by LC/MS Q-TOF and the translation of cell culture results into a living mouse model using indirect calorimetry. Results from integrated experimental model, employing all the three techniques will be presented.


  • Introduction into experimental workflow design
  • Assay of cellular metabolism in real-time
  • Mass spectrometry metabolomics
  • Indirect calorimetry technique

Practical hands-on in groups:

  • Agilent Seahorse XFp
  • Agilent LC/MS Q-TOF
  • Indirect Calorimetry

Place: Czech Centre for Phenogenomics, Vestec/Prague, Czech Republic
Application deadline: 20 April 2017
Participants: A maximum of 30 participants
Course fee: 50 € (includes: coffeebreaks, lunches, social dinner, reagents & consumables for hands-on session, participant bag)

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MRC Harwell

Cryopreservation and IVF training course
Harwell, UK, 20-23 March 2017
  • Get practical experience in embryo and sperm freezing
  • Learn how to set up a robust IVF protocol
  • Hear about optimized transport methods for shipping unfrozen sperm and embryos
  • Discuss crucial issues for your own scientific projects
  • Courses fee are £1000/person, subsidised accommodation can be provided

For further information visit the MRC Harwell training course pages or contact FESA@har.mrc.ac.uk

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

Cryo & Embryo Transfer Course
Vienna, Austria, 28 August -01 September 2017

The Institute of Laboratory Animal Science and Biomodels Austria at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna offer a comprehensive course on cryopreservation, embryo transfer and other methods of assisted reproduction in mice. The course is intended to give technicians and scientists state-of-the-art background knowledge and hands-on training in the methods routinely used at the Vetmeduni Vienna. The course will include theory lectures, hands-on practical training and demonstrations.

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