CEDOC: Charles River Seminar 2020


Charles River Seminar 2020

Edificio CEDOC II, Auditório Professor Doutor, Manuel Machado Macedo,
Rua Câmara Pestana, no6
1150-082 Lisboa

You must register for this free seminar in order to attend.


Urte Jaeh (Dipl. Biol.)
EU Scientific Service Support Manager
Charles River

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

9:30 – 10:00     Welcome and Registration

10:00 – 11:00   Health Monitoring: Reasons Behind the Achievement and Maintainability of High Quality Biosecurity Programmes  

This seminar will address the following topics:

  • Why we perform health monitoring of laboratory animals
  • Implications of infectious agents on results of animal experiments
  • Risks of infections from biological materials
  • Overview on the most recent techniques for the monitoring process
  • Hygienic risks for laboratory animals due to employees interacting with them
  • How to manage a positive finding and what impact it has on running research

11:00 – 12:00   Proper Management of Transgenic Mouse Colonies – Pitfalls and Techniques

Breeding animal models is far more than simply putting "a male and a female together and hoping for the best." Laboratory animals are used as "biological sensors" and are thereby essential for the reproducibility of scientific results in research. This talk will cover pertinent topics to successfully managing your transgenic colonies, including:

  • How to overcome a crisis involving reproducibility and genetic drift
  • Standardized laboratory animals (biosecurity, housing, breeding)
  • Finding and selecting available mouse models with the right background
  • Technologies to create genetically modified mouse and rat lines
  • Genetic quality assurance
  • Background strain characterization
  • Cryopreservation
  • Refreshing of a colony

12:00 – 12:20     Coffee Break

12:20 – 13:20   Microbiome: What I Am and How I Can Impact Your Research

As recent studies demonstrate, microbiota are key biologic contributors to many aspects of mammalian physiology and behavior; therefore, their influence on research model phenotypes (and subsequent impact on study results) can be considerable. Learn about the following topics in this comprehensive seminar on the microbiome and what role is can play for your research:

  • Brief history of the microbiome
  • Terminology and differences in rodents
  • Potential impact of the microbiome on research areas and your mouse models
  • How to define and create the precise microbiome consortium researchers need
  • Measures you can take to avoid contamination (microbial drift)
  • How to monitor germ-free animals and those with a customized flora


Carlos García de la Torre
Account Manager | Charles River
Mobile: +34 616 526 178
[email protected]