Design and production of genetically engineered mouse strains by individual research laboratories, research teams, large-scale consortia, and the biopharmaceutical industry have magnified the need for qualified personnel to identify, annotate, and validate (phenotype) these potentially new mouse models of human disease. The PATHBIO project has been recently established and funded by the European Union's ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance program to address the current shortfall in formally trained personnel. A series of teaching workshops will be given by experts on anatomy, histology, embryology, imaging, and comparative pathology to increase the availability of individuals with formal training to contribute to this important niche of Europe's biomedical research enterprise. These didactic and hands-on workshops are organized into three modules: (1) embryology, anatomy, histology, and the anatomical basis of imaging, (2) image-based phenotyping, and (3) pathology. The workshops are open to all levels of participants from recent graduates to Ph.D., M.D., and veterinary scientists. Participation is available on a competitive basis at no cost for attending. The first series of Workshop Modules was held in 2019 and these will continue for the next 2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalMammalian Genome
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Biomedical Research/education
  • Curriculum
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Phenotype
  • Research Personnel/education
  • Mouse models
  • histology
  • embriology
  • anatomy
  • pathology
  • imaging technologies


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  • PATHBIO: Precision PathoBiology for Disease Models

    Ruberte Paris, J., Berth Mohr, Dr. Colin McKerlie, Dr. Illaria Bellantuono, Dr. Jean-Luc Sardou, Dr. Jithin Jose, Dr. Karen Svenson, Dr. Marcel Gyger, Dr. Martina Crispo, Dr. Patrick Sharp, Dr. Yann Herault, Prof. Cord Brakebusch, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Hrabé de Angelis, Prof. Fabio Mamano, Prof. Fuad A. Iraqi, Prof. Je Kung Seong, Prof. Luísa Mendes-Jorge, Prof. Martin Hrabé de Angelis, Prof. Paolo De Girolamo, Prof. Patrocinio Vergara, Prof. Paul Shofield, Prof. Radislav Sedlacek & Prof. Steve Brown


    Project: International educational programme

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