Application

How to study behavior in vertebrates with focus on fish and rodents

 
20
2021
Method course
Spår
20
2020-12-31
English
¥sa Konradsson Geuken, Erika Roman
Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences
BMC
2021-02-01 – 2021-02-05
BMC
One week
 

The course is focused on behavioral studies and gives an introduction to behavioral studies in animals, the use of laboratory animals with focus on rodents and fish, and common and novel methodological applications.

Day 1: Introduction to ethology, how to measure and interpret behavior in animals, factors that can influence results in behavioral studies
Day 2: Fish behavior, behavioral tests in fish, zebrafish larvae and adults, other species (e.g. sticklebacks, salmonids), inter-specific differences in behavior
Day 3: Mouse genetics, behavioral testing in mice, behavior and neuroscience, considerations for genetic and optogenetic testing, methods for introducing rat as a genetic model organism
Day 4: Multivariate behavioral tests for behavioral profiling of rat, mouse and zebrafish including multivariate data analysis procedures
Day 5: Examination; a written examination and scientific discussions related to the student’s own projects

We welcome students from a broad background in preclinical or clinical research with an interest in behavioral neuroscience.

Examination; a written examination and scientific discussions related to the student’s own projects.

Professor Erika Roman, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, UU & Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, SLU
Dr. Åsa Konradsson-Geuken, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, UU
Dr. Sara Ekmark-Lewén, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, UU
Dr Thomas Viereckel, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, UU
Professor Klas Kullander, Department of Neuroscience, UU
Professor Svante Winberg, Department of Neuroscience, UU
Invited lecturers

Uppsala University Behavioral Facility; uubf@farmbio.uu.se

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