The European Regional Committee (ERC) of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) is glad to inform that the calls for the 2016 European Fellowship Training Awards are open.
This award is available to individuals from European countries/areas in the process of developing modern standards of animal care and use. The objective of the fellowships is to acquire new knowledge and/or technical competences in the care and use of laboratory animals. This can be achieved in one of the host institutions proposed by ICLAS or in an institution proposed by the applicant.
Fellowships can be awarded at three levels:– technician level (at least one per year) – animal facility manager/animal welfare officer/veterinarian level (at least one per year) – animal user scientist level (at least one per year).
CHARLES RIVER JANVIER LABS
Institutions that currently have volunteered to serve as host institutions include:– The Transgenesis, Archiving and Distributions of Animal Models (TAAM) in France – The Institute Clinique de la Souris in France – IDIBELL in Spain – Biomedical Research Foundation, Center for Experimental Surgery, Academy of Athens, in Greece – Centre d’Expérimentation Fonctionnelle Pitié Salpetriere, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France – University Hospital of Lille, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Research, Lille, France – Transgenic Animal Unit, CBATEG, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain – BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, Vari, Greece – Comparative Biology Centre, University of Newcastle, UK
The awards given in 2015 were to:
Chryssa Bekiari, who visited IDIBELL in Barcelona (Spain);
Cristian Berce, who visited the Institute Cllinique de la Souris in Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France)
Efthimios Paronis, who visited the Centre d’Expérimentation Fonctionnelle Pitié Salpetriere, Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (France)
Kyriakos Spanoudes, who visited the Biomedical Research Foundation in Athens (Greece)