TT-RIIP International Course


Principles, Associated Technologies, Animal Management and Ethics



The course is a joint action undertaken by the three Transgenic Facilities of Institute Pasteur International Network (IPIN), in Athens, Montevideo and Paris.

Our aim is to organize an 8-days course on Transgenic Technologies in modeling human diseases, offering an holistic knowledge on the field, hands-on training on basic experimental techniques in mice, and networking of scientists fostering continuing communication and technology sharing. The focus will be on basic and updated knowledge on transgenesis, on associated technologies for genotyping, phenotyping, archiving and storage (i.e. Genome-Wide Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing, bioinformatics, bioimaging, cryopreservation), on laboratory animals management according to the 3Rs approach (Directive 2010/63/EU) (i.e. complexity of breeding, animal welfare) and ethics.


On line registration


Contact us: email:

 / Telephone: +30 210 6478854 or +30 210 6478893

Practical information


Dates: 5-13 June 2017

Application deadline: 10 March 2017

Language: ENGLISH

The course comprises:

The course consists of 4 days of lecture sessions and 4 days of hands-on sessions (including Saturday). It will include lectures from 23 field-experts, practice on manipulating mouse embryos, basic techniques on transgenesis and cultural and social events. This course is financially supported by the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP), and therefore is referred as TT-RIIP international course and co-sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technology (ISTT). The practical session will be performed in the officially approved facilities of the Department of Animal Models for Biomedical Research and Transgenic Technology Lab of Hellenic Pasteur Institute that operates in line with the EU and international laws, FELASA recommendations and ARRIVE guidelines.

The assessment of learning outcomes of the course will be made through a multiple-choice and/or short-answer questionnaire. Answers will be evaluated at the end of the course by the organizing committee. Certificates will be issued to the successful candidates. The assessment of the quality of the course will be made by each participant through an evaluation sheet.

The course is addressed to PhD-students, Post-doctoral fellows in life sciences, early-stage researchers, veterinarians and technicians working with transgenic technologies.

Course fees:


Sessions of the course

*Amount (€)


theory and hands-on


RIIP or ISTT members







theory and hands-on









*Course fees include course material, coffee breaks, lunches and guided tour to Acropolis museum. Fees do not include accommodation, participant’s travel costs, visas, etc. Participants are entitled to a reduced hotel rate in standard double-shared rooms in Athinais Hotel , near Hellenic Pasteur Institute, with their own arrangements.


The course fees are refundable in case of cancelling before 5 May 2017 (minus 10% for administrative costs). No refunds are made after 5 May 2017. 

To receive the ISTT member rate, membership dues must be paid to ISTT, otherwise registrant will be charged as non-member. 

Please do NOT send any registration payment, until you have been notified of acceptance to the course.


The committee of the course will evaluate applications.

Documents available to download:



Application form

Grant Application form



More information


Sylva Haralambous, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Martina Cispo, Pasteur Institute of  Montevideo

Francina Langa Vives, Pasteur Institute

Eirini Fragiadaki, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Attendees:  full course, 20 participants

Duration: 8 days, including Saturday

Contact: Sylva Haralambous, tel: +30 210 6478854,, or Eirini Fragkiadaki, tel:+30 210 6478893,


Crispo M., Pasteur Institute of Montevideo, Uruguay

Coman C., Catacuzino Institute, Romania

Dontas I., Laboratory of Experimental Surgery & Surgical Research, Univ. of Athens, Greece

Douni E., B.S.R.C. "Alexander Fleming”, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece Efthimiopoulos S., University of Athens, Greece

Jaubert J., Institut Pasteur, France

Fragkiadaki E., Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Haralambous S., Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Hatzigeorgiou A., Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Kafetzopoulos D., Institute of Technological Research, Crete, Greece

Kostomitsopoulos N., Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA)

Langa Vives F., Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

Montoliu L., CSIC Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Spain

Morosan S.,INSERM/ Pierre and Marie Curie University France

Papastefanaki F., Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Probert L., Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Rubinstein M., INGEBI, Conicet,Argentina-

Sztein J., Independent Consultant, Spain

Thomaidou D., Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Tsinorema S., Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, Greece

Van Der Hoeven F., German Cancer Research Center dkfz

Vrettakos D., Athens University of Economics and Business

Whitfield L., Royal Veterinary College, UK

Application details:  Document and/or link

All interested participants have to complete the course application form to enter the selection process. Selection priority will be given to RIIP and ISTT applicants. 

A limited number of travel fellowships will be awarded to RIIP members, that have completed the grant application form and have been selected by the organizing committee.

Course and grant applications should be submitted by 10 March 2017, to

Total number of participants for the hands-on is limited to 20 persons.


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