Primate Animal models at BPRC

       BPRC courseThe course Primate Animals Models was given from October 22nd – 25th 2018 at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. All HONOURs ESRs were present at this 4-days course during which they were given presentations from BPRC staff members, as well as guest speakers from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. The presentations focused on different nonhuman primate models for infectious diseases and neurological disorders, but also dealt with biosafety, study design, ethics, genetics, ethology, animal training and colony management, thus providing a good insight all aspects of work performed at a primate center. In addition, a one-day workshop was included in the course during which the ESRs got familiarized with various laboratory techniques that are widely used in our virus research projects.

Because this course was given in the Netherlands, all ESRs used a typical Dutch mode of transportation to come from the hotel to the institute, and vice versa (Photo Kinga Böszörményi).



Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721367.