TT-RIIP International course 2017

“Applications deadline is extended until 10 April 2017!

Thanks to extra course funding, we are glad to inform you that additional course grants are available to successful applicants”.


Principles, Associated Technologies, Animal Management and Ethics

5-13 June 2017, Athens, Greece

The course is a joint action undertaken by the three Transgenic Facilities of Institute Pasteur International Network (IPIN), in Athens, Montevideo and Paris.

Our aim is to organize an 8-days course on Transgenic Technologies in modeling human diseases, offering an holistic knowledge on the field, hands-on training on basic experimental techniques in mice, and networking of scientists fostering continuing communication and technology sharing. The focus will be on basic and updated knowledge on transgenesis, on associated technologies for genotyping, phenotyping, archiving and storage (i.e. Genome-Wide Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing, bioinformatics, bioimaging, cryopreservation), on laboratory animals management according to the 3Rs approach (Directive 2010/63/EU) (i.e. complexity of breeding, animal welfare) and ethics.

The course consists of 4 days of lecture sessions and 4 days of hands-on sessions (including Saturday). It will include lectures from 23 field-experts, practice on manipulating mouse embryos, basic techniques on transgenesis and cultural and social events. This course is financially supported by the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP), and therefore is referred as TT-RIIP international course and co-sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technology (ISTT). The practical session will be performed in the officially approved facilities of the Department of Animal Models for Biomedical Research and Transgenic Technology Lab of Hellenic Pasteur Institute that operates in line with the EU and international laws, FELASA recommendations and ARRIVE guidelines.

The assessment of learning outcomes of the course will be made through a multiple-choice and/or short-answer questionnaire. Answers will be evaluated at the end of the course by the organizing committee. Certificates will be issued to the successful candidates. The assessment of the quality of the course will be made by each participant through an evaluation sheet.

The course is addressed to PhD-students, Post-doctoral fellows in life sciences, early-stage researchers, veterinarians and technicians working with transgenic technologies. All interested participants have to complete the course application form to enter the selection process. Selection priority will be given to RIIP and ISTT applicants.

A limited number of travel fellowships will be awarded to RIIP members, that have completed the grant application form and have been selected by the organizing committee.

Course and grant applications should be submitted by 10 March 2017, to

Total number of participants for the hands-on is limited to 20 persons.

Course fees:

Course fee table

*Course fees include course material, coffee breaks, lunches and guided tour to Acropolis museum. Fees do not include accommodation, participant’s travel costs, visas, etc. Participants are entitled to a reduced hotel rate in standard double-shared rooms in Athinais Hotel (, near Hellenic Pasteur Institute, with their own arrangements.

The course fees are refundable in case of cancelling before 5 May 2017 (minus 10% for administrative costs). No refunds are made after 5 May 2017.

To receive the ISTT member rate, membership dues must be paid to ISTT, otherwise registrant will be charged as non-member.

Please do NOT send any registration payment, until you have been notified of acceptance to the course.

Download the course poster, program, course application form and grant application form.

Main Sponsor: International Pasteur Institutes Network Association (IPIN)

Other sponsors: Hellenic Pasteur Institute, International Society of Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), CIGM- Institut Pasteur of Paris, IRG and- TTLab of Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Envigo, Eppendorf, Analab, Αναλυτικές Συσκευές, Association of “Friends of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute”,

Main Organizer:  Dr Sylva Haralambous
Co-Organizers: Dr Martina Crispo, Dr Francina Langa Vives, Dr Eirini Fragkiadaki
Contact persons at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece:
Sylva Haralambous (tel: +30 210 6478854, e-mail:
Eirini Fragkiadaki (tel: +30 210 6478893, e-mail:

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