M-15 – English

Molecular Basis for the Work with Transgenic Animals

Upcoming Course Dates
Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Online course with Zoom

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M-15 – English

Molecular Basis for the Work with Transgenic Animals

Learning Objectives, Form, Scope, Content and Target Audience

This one day course provides the participants with tools to work with gene-modified animals with a focus on small rodents. 


Participants of the course will learn:

- The different techniques for generation of gene-modified animals

- The different artificial allele types used in research and their annotation

- Required controls in experiments with gene-modified animals

- Basic breeding rules and practices

- Establishment of typing protocols

- Reverse engineering of gene-modifications


After lectures introducing the basics in these topics participants solve practical problems typically arising during the course of a project involving gene-modified animal. The solutions will be discussed.

Participants of the course will be able to understand the different types of gene-modification, appreciate the risks involved in their use, establish breedings and typing protocols.

Criteria for the Participation

All people that are involved in research projects dealing with transgenic mice.


This course is recognized as continuing education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).

Course Fees

Universities in Switzerland: CHF: 250.-
Industry, external person and institutions from abroad: CHF 380.-

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.