M-14 – English

Current Topics of Laboratory Animal Science

Upcoming Course Dates
Thursday, 12 September 2024
Virtually conducted course (with Zoom)
Registration until 10.09.2024
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M-14 – English

Current Topics of Laboratory Animal Science

Scientific Program

Program 2024 (Title of Talks)

-A refined tool to combat stress (-hormone receptor) signatures

-The 3Rs principles and research with fish

-Pain detection 2.0 - can smart farming improve animal welfare in livestock?

-Evaluation of the effect of tramadol, paracetamol and metamizole on the severity of experimental colitis

-Rodent sculls from the 3D printer – a ETH 3R Project

-Cup handling in mice

-In vitro Models and Alternatives to Animal Testing

-Replacement of animals in microsurgical education and training

-Barriers that prevent 3R from being implemented?

-A practical approach to the 3Rs: Development of the LASC Animal Sharing Tool

-What to expect when you are inspected and how to avoid frequent deficiencies

-News from the vet office ZH


Learning Objectives, Form, Scope, Content and Target Audience

This course covers fresh questions about animal welfare, animal experiments, animal facilities and others domains of the research involving animals. Some topics are related more specifically for issues at the University Zürich and/or the ETHZ.

Criteria for the Participation

The participants must be involved in animal experimentation (as experiment, study director, Cantonal commission, KVET, …)


This course is recognized by the authorities (one day continous education).

Course Fees

For persons who are affiliated with UZH and ETHZ: 130.- CHF

For persons from other Universities in Switzerland: 250.- CHF

Industry/External participants: 380.- CHF

Please note that we will charge you the full fees in case of a late cancellation of the course (within 3 weeks before start of the course) or in case of absence. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the organizer of the course about the cancellation before the deadline of 3 weeks before the course to avoid the billing of the course. To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations in training modules.


Insurance is responsibility of each participant.