Performing an animal experiment requires competencies in many fields, since animal experimentation is at the crossroad of life sciences, human & veterinary medicine, cutting edge technologies, biostatistics, database mining, 3Rs (replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research), ethics and legislation.
Based on the theme “How to improve animal experimentation: From A to Z”, the 3-day Rigi Workshop takes place on top of Mt. Rigi in Luzern, Switzerland from January 22 to 24, 2012 and is sponsored by the “Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences with co-sponsorships from USGEB (Union of the Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology and the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association).
The workshop will introduce the students to:
• Systematic literature searches in the field of study
• Choice of appropriate methods to perform an experiment
• Different animal models
• Planning of an experiment, including statistical design and cutting edge technologies
• Respect of ethical and legal aspects as well as animal welfare
• Publishing results
Inscriptions are due before october 1st, 2011
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Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz
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