Trainings

Supporting and training the users of CELPHEDIA is an essential objective among the missions of the Infrastructure CELPHEDIA. The centers offer a comprehensive range of training courses and workshops of interest to their users. The trainings are built on the expertise of the centers and contribute also to answer the core teams' needs.  The goal is to train and support the users for an efficient use of animal model organisms with respect to the Ethics and animal welfare.

Each year, new training courses are set up by the partner centres to meet the needs of the scientific community: technical trainings given in English (genetic engineering, embryology), new CNRS regulatory training sessions in English for people designing projects using rodents (Strasbourg, Marseille), training on cryopreservation, immersion trainuings in an aquatic models center for the management of a model fish facility and transgenesis.

Most regulatory trainings listed below for the use of animal models on a scientific purpose, are organized, either by the CNRS or the "CNRS Formation Entreprises" (CFE). Whether CNRS trainings are limited to CNRS employees or non-CNRS employees working in a CNRS unit, CFE trainings are open to all academic and private trainees.

In 2018, the centers being partner of Research Infrastructure CELPHEDIA provide trainings in the following areas (more details on the "training" page of every center):

Regulatory trainings

The regulatory trainings to use animals for experimental purposes, either for staff developing (formerly Level I) or applying experimental procedures (formerly Level II) are conducted in accordance with the new European Directive 2010/63.

Regulatory trainings to use rodents for experimental purposes

most trainings organized by CNRS include previous e-learning sessions

◊ organizing centers and institutes: CE2F-PRIM for the CNRS and CNRS Formation Entreprises (CFE) training sessions held in Marseille, in the outskirts of Paris, in Bordeaux and in Strasbourg (details on CE2F-PRIM "trainings" page), PBES (Plateau de Biologie Expérimentale de la Souris) in Lyon, the veterinarian college of Nantes (ONIRIS), the University of Strasbourg (UdS).
◊ most centers partner of CELPHEDIA contribute to the training courses

  • Developing experimental procedures on rodents (former level 1)
    ▪ Marseille in 2018: March 26-30 with e-learning from 12/02/18 to 09/03/18 (CNRS), session in ENGLISH June 28- July 6 (CNRS), October 8-12 with e-learning from 02/07/18 to 21/09/18 (CNRS), December 3-7 with e-learning from 22/10/18 to 16/11/18 (CNRS).
    ▪ Paris and outskirts in 2018: March 12-16 with e-learning from 29/01/18 to 23/02/18 (CNRS), April 16-20 with e-learning form 05/02/18 to 30/03/18 (CNRS), May 28 - June 5 (CFE), September 3-7 with e-learning from 02/07/18 to 24/08/18 (CNRS), October 22-26 with e-learning from 10/9/18 to 08/10/18 (CNRS), November 19-27 (CFE).
    ▪ Lyon in 2018: in June (AniRA-PBES)
    ▪ Strasbourg in 2018: session in ENGLISH September 24 - October 2 (CNRS)
    ▪ Bordeaux in 2018:
    June 26 - July 5 with e-learning from 24/05/18 to 18/06/18 (CNRS)

  • Applying experimental procedures on rodents (former level 2)
    ▪ Marseille in 2018: February 12-16 with e-larning from 02/01/18 to 26/01/18 (CNRS), September 24-28 (CFE), November 26-30 with e-learning from 15/10/18 to 09/11/18 (CNRS)
    ▪ Gif-s-Yvette (south of Paris) in 2018: April 9-13 (CFE), June 4-8 (CFE), October 1-5 (CFE), November 5-9 (CFE)
    ▪ Strasbourg in 2018: March 25-27 + May 22-24 (Unistra)

  • Developing experimental procedures on rodents in ENGLISH
    ▪ Marseille in 2018: June 28 - July 6 (CNRS, CE2F-PRIM)
    ▪ Strasbourg in 2018:
    September 24 - October 2 (CNRS, PHENOMIN-ICS, Chronobiotron)

 

Regulatory trainings to use non-human primates for experimental purposes
  • Developing experimental procedures on "non-human primates"
    ◊ organized by CE2F-PRIM for the CNRS with the contribution of the SdP
    ▪ Marseille in 2018: March 15-23 (CNRS)

 

Regulatory trainings to use aquatic vertebrates for experimental purposes
  • Developing experimental procedures on "aquatic vertebrates".
    ◊ organizing centers: CE2F-PRIM for the CNRS and CFE, ONIRIS in Nantes; contributing centers: TEFOR-AMAGEN, CRB Xénopes
    ▪ Marseille in 2018: April 5-13 (CNRS), September 13-21 (CNRS)
    ▪ Nantes in 2018: June 4-8 (ONIRIS)

 

Regulatory trainings in surgery

Prior attendance to regulatory trainings for staff either developing or applying experimental procedures is required.

  • Surgical specialization
    ◊ organizing center: CE2F-PRIM for the CNRS and CFE
    ▪ Marseille in 2018: February 5-8 (CNRS), April 22-25 (CNRS), May 15-18 (CFE), June 4-7 (CNRS), October 1-4 (CNRS), October 16-19 (CFE), October 22-25 (CFE), November 5-8 (CNRS)

 

Regulatory training specific to the transportation of animals
  • Transportation of animals
    ◊ organizing center: PHENOMIN-TAAM for CFE
    ▪ Gif-sur-Yvette in 2019: next training in 2019, September 26-27 (CFE)

Non regulatory trainings specific to a model organism

Non-human primates models

general primatology in 2019: next session in 2019, June 6-7 in Rousset-s-Arc (CFE, SdP), SILABE (customized training)
primates in biomedical research in 2018: November 12-16, Strasbourg (Unistra, SILABE)
behaviour, primate environment in 2018: November 12-16, Strasbourg - possibility to attend 1 or 2 of the three thematic days (Unistra, SILABE)
◊ animal welfare and ethology : customized training in Rousset-s-Arc (SdP)
pain management in primates in 2018: November 12-16, Strasbourg (Unistra, SILABE)
◊ neurosciences : no specified dates, Marseille (CE2F-PRIM)
◊ the marmoset in biomedical research : customized training in Strasbourg (SILABE)

 

Aquatic vertebrates models

breeding, behaviour and transgenesis of fish models (zebrafish, medaka) in 2018-2019: March 27-30,2018 - November 6-9, 2018 - April 2-5, 2019, in Gif-s-Yvette (CFE, TEFOR-AMAGEN)
management of a fish animal facility (zebrafish, medaka) : immersion training on request in Gif-s-Yvette (CFE, TEFOR-AMAGEN)
injection and transgenesis of fish models (zebrafish, medaka) : immersion training on request in Gif-s-Yvette (CFE, TEFOR-AMAGEN)
◊ use of the xenopus model : customized training in Rennes (CRB Xénopes)

 

Mouse models

◊ technical trainings specific to the mouse model: genetic engineering, model analysis, phenotyping, embryology (see the "technical trainings" paragraph)

Trainings in zootechnics, on ethical and regulatory issues

Zootechny

sanitary: the isolator: a precious to work in a controlled microflora in 2018-2019: November 5, 2018 and March 18, 2019 in Orléans (CFE, PHENOMIN-TAAM)
◊ handling and care of animals : customized trainings, for primates in Marseille (CE2F-PRIM), for rodents in Strasbourg (Chronobiotron), for mice in Toulouse (Anexplo)

 

Management of animal facilities, ethical and regulatory issues

management of a fish animal facility (zebrafish, medaka): immersion training on request in Gif-s-Yvette (CFE, TEFOR-AMAGEN)

Technical trainings

Genetic engineering

in vivo CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in 2018: courses in English, March 14-15 or November 22-23 in Illkirch-Strasbourg (CFE, PHENOMIN-ICS)
◊ transgenesis in rat model : customized training in Nantes (TRIP)
breeding, behaviour and transgenesis of fish models (zebrafish, medaka) in 2018-2019: March 27-30,2018 - November 6-9, 2018 - April 2-5, 2019, in Gif-s-Yvette (CFE, TEFOR-AMAGEN)
injection and transgenesis of fish models (zebrafish and medaka) : immersion trainings on request in Gif-s-Yvette (CFE, TEFOR-AMAGEN)
◊ genetic analysis : on request, Lyon (AniRA)
◊ customized transgenesis : on mouse and zebrafish models in Toulouse (Anexplo); on drosophila model in Clermont-Ferrand (Fly Facility)

 

Model analysis

European Advanced School for Mouse Phenogenomics in 2019: in English, next session in 2019, May 20-24 at Liebfrauenberg in Alsace (PHENOMIN)

 

Cytometry

22nd annual congress of the French Cytometry Association : October 17-19, 2018, Lyon (AniRA, PHENOMIN-CIPHE)

 

Embryology

mouse embryology: practical training course in 2019: next session in 2019, March 13-15 in Illkirch-Strasbourg (PHENOMIN-ICS)


Imaging

small animal imaging in 2018: November 12-16 in Orléans (CFE, PHENOMIN-TAAM)
◊ ultrasound scan : thoracic and abdominal ultrasound on human phantom and on non-human primate: in Rousset-s-Arc (SdP)
◊ transparisation (CLARITY, One-for-All, iDisco) : customized training in Gif-s-Yvette (TEFOR Core Facility)
◊ screening by biphotonic microscopy linked to a vibratome : customized training in Gif-s-Yvette (TEFOR Core Facility)

 

Cell culture

contaminations in cell cultures in 2018: October 18 in Illkirch-Strasbourg (CFE, PHENOMIN-ICS)
◊ technical assessment of pluripotent stem cells : customized training in Lyon (AniRA)

 

Cryopreservation

Cryopreservation: a tool to preserve mouse lines in 2018-2019: November 14-16 2018 - November 27-29 2019, in Orléans (CFE, PHENOMIN-TAAM)
◊ cryopreservation in mouse model : customized training in Toulouse (Anexplo) or in Lyon (AniRA)

 

Neurosciences

neurosurgery on rodent model : dates not defined, Marseille (CE2F-PRIM, NSRepair)
insertion of microelectrodes on primates : dates not defined, Marseille (CE2F-PRIM, Blackrock Microsystems)

Trainings in quality process

Quality

ISO 9001 standard 2015 version: set up in a research laboratory in 2018: September 24-25 in Orléans (CFE, PHENOMIN-TAAM)

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