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).
Thanks to the sponsoring obtained in 2016 and the collaboration of the host institutions, ICLAS has awarded four European training fellowships. The awardees and host institutions are as follows:
- Ekaterina Komarova (Russia) is visiting TAAM and the Institute Clinique de la Souris in France
- Ekaterina Rasskazova (Russia) is visiting the Centre d’Expérimentation Fonctionnelle Pitié Salpetriere, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
- Kerem Esmem (Turkey) is visiting the Transgenic Animal Unit, CBATEG, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
- Vera Chestnova (Russia) is visiting IDBELL in Spain
ICLAS wants to congratulate the awardees, and hopes this successful program can be maintained next year. A call for this will be posted in due time.
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 – ICM-INSERM U1127, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France