This two day course focuses on the microbiota of laboratory rodents and on the management of facilities that breed and use gnotobiotic animals.
The influence of microbiota in numerous aspects of animal normal physiology and its involvement in the development of many diseases will be illustrated.
The renowned speakers will provide cutting-edge information on the breeding, maintenance, experimental use, and care of gnotobiotic rodent strains. Strategies to maintain and monitor the defined microbiota will be discussed together with the technological solutions available.
• Gnotobiology in research: History, state of the art and prospective
• Interactions of the microbiota with the host
• Gnotobiotic animals as experimental models
• Technologies and procedures
• Quality assurance
Heads of animal facilities, veterinarians, those responsible for health monitoring and testing of laboratory animals, senior technologists.