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Course for Cryopreservation, Embryo Transfer and Assisted Reproduction in Mice (in English)



August 28 - September 1, 2023

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna


Advanced Training Course for Postgraduates and Technicians working in the field of animal research and in scientific experiments. Basic knowledge of Felasa level B or experience in laboratory animal care / use is required for participation.

The course consists of two parts: theory and a practical hands-on training component.

The aim of this course is to offer theoretical background information to students with  hands-on  practical training of techniques required for successful assisted reproduction and Cryopreservation in laboratory mice.



Academic or technical training in the field of biology, life sciences, medicine, veterinary medicine; Actual need to use the knowledge and skills offered in the course in the job.


Course content:

- Theory:

·         Mouse Anatomy and Reproductive Biology

·         Introduction to Embryo Transfer

·         Anesthesia & Analgesia

·         Introduction to Sperm Freezing

·         In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Freezing Methods

·         The European Mouse Mutant Archive

·         Worldwide shipping of live mice, cooled & frozen material


- Hands-on practical course:

·         Sperm Collection and Cryopreservation

·         Oviduct Flushing

·         Embryo Handling

·         In vitro Fertilization

·         Controlled-rate freezing of 2-cell embryos

·         Vasectomy

·         Oviduct Transfer

·         Uterus Transfer

·         Demonstration: Percutaneous and microsurgical collection of spermatozoa from live mice; ovary transplantation; non-surgical embryo transfer 


Number of Participants:

The maximum number of participants  is limited to 8 persons.

In the event that less than 6 participants register we will postpone the course until further notice. 


Workshop Fees:  

Academic or Non-Profit Institutions:                  Euro 1,200.00

Other Institutions:                                                Euro 1,550.00


Accepted payment method: Credit card (VISA or Mastercard).

Credit card details must be provided at a later point, upon invoicing.

Please note: A seat in our course cannot be guaranteed until payment has been processed and confirmed.



Please follow the Link to the online registration form. A fully completed form is required for registration.

After receiving your registration we will contact you within 1 or 2 weeks. We request your patience until we contact you personally with further details via Email.

PLEASE NOTE: At the moment the course group is full!

Incoming registrations will be placed on a waiting list. Only in case that a seat becomes available, you will be contacted by us.