"The Modified SHIRPA Technical Training Course"
From March 25 to 29, 2013 5 consecutive days

Host Division

Technology and Development Team for Mouse Phenotype Analysis: Japan Mouse Clinic

1) Overview

The Modified SHIRPA is one of the simple and quick methods for evaluating comprehensive mouse phenotypic traits on mouse morphology, behavior, sensory responses, etc.
It includes approximately 60 test items for visual inspection by manual handling using simple equipment (refer to the RIKEN SHIRPA homepage http://shirpa.brc.riken.jp/). It is a globally standardized set of procedures specified by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC http://www.mousephenotype.org/).
The Technical Training Course navigates this method through lecture, demonstration, and laboratory practices so that trainees can master it in 5 days.

2) Place

Research Building for Animal Models of Human Diseases and Research Building,
RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
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3) Eligibility

Applicants must have experience in laboratory mice handling
(experience of mouse morphological and behavioral analyses is preferred.)

4) Capacity of enrollment

4 people

5) Tuition

30,000yen

6) How to apply

Please download, fill out, and submit the application form with an appendix including required information to the secretariat by post (see "For your application and inquiry").
*Please ask the person holding an administrative position to sign in the "Responsible person" column in the application form.

7) Deadline for application

February 18, 2013
Application closed.

8) Notes

Accommodation for trainees is available in the RIKEN Tsukuba Institute unless it is full to capacity or there are other inevitable reasons.

Application Form
The Modified SHIRPA Technical Training Course

PDF Word
Appendix PDF Word


For your application and inquiry

Secretariat of the technical courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
FAX:+81-29-836-9100
E-Mail:kensyu@rtc.riken.jp