M-5D/E How to manage the breeding for an experiment (rodents)?

Learning objectives and content

This course provides the participants with tools to understand the complex genetics of breeding genetically modified animals and introduces concepts of breeding management. After lectures introducing the basics in these topics working groups solve practical problems to learn how to deal with different breeding management concepts: simple breeding schemes and complex breeding schemes. The solutions will be discussed together including the timing of the breeding and the costs of different systems.


This course will be given in English (advanced) and German (beginner). 

Criteria for the participation

This course is organized for persons who completed the basic education in laboratory animal science and are responsible for the breeding of their (genetically modified) animals.


This course is recognized as one day continuing education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT)
Insurance Insurance is responsibility of each participant.

Course fees

Academia in Switzerland: 200.- CHF
Industry/External participants: 300.- CHF

Please note that we will charge you in case of a late cancellation of the course (100 SFR within 3 weeks before start of the course; full fee within 7 days before the course). To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for further education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations of continuous training modules.



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