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 4 days.
From April 24 to 27, 2017
4 consecutive days
Research Building for Animal Models of Human Diseases and Research Building, RIKEN Tsukuba Branch
Applicants must have experience in laboratory mice handling
(experience of mouse morphological and behavioral analyses is preferred.)
Please download, fill out, and submit the application form with an appendix including required information to the secretariat by post (see "application procedures").
* Please ask the person holding an administrative position to sign in the "Responsible person" column in the application form.
Accommodation for trainees is available in the RIKEN Tsukuba Institute unless it is full to capacity or there are other inevitable reasons.
The RIKEN modified SHIRPA Technical Training Course
Secretariat of the technical courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan