EUPRIM-Net Courses on general primate biology

Lecture Abstracts

LAS Programme

A typical programme of our LAS Course looks like this (to successfully complete the course, exams of both E-Learning and on-site course must be passed. * due to legal requirements hands-on training involving live primates cannot be conducted):

Day 1:
Welcome, information on EUPRIM-Net course series and organizational issues
Neurobiology I: Experimental designs in neurobiology
Neurobiology II: Telemetric systems
Lunch Break
In vivo imaging in animal research (theory)
Field Research

Day 2:
Measuring animal behaviour
Lunch Break
Stem cell biology
Infection research
Basic laboratory & surgery training (practical*)
In vivo imaging in animal research (practical*) (at Imaging Facilities)

Handling of laboratory primates (theory)
Legal Issues and responsibilities
Good laboratory practice
Lunch Break
Ethics and animal welfare
Training of laboratory primates
Dinner (in the city center)

Day 4:
Primates in biomedical research
Veterinary procedures in nonhuman primates
Appropriate husbandry/housing conditions
Health monitoring in primate colonies
Guided tour DPZ
Handling of laboratory primates (practical*)
Good scientific practice and the 3Rs in animal research

Day 5:
Statistical analysis and biometry
Lunch Break 12:00-13:00
Exam for Function A and B
Evaluation of the Course and Feedback (mandatory)