Summer school: practical and theoretical course on Sens-it-iv in vitro methods
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Owner/Developer: Sens-it-iv and Innovative testing research group, part of the Institute for Life sciences & Chemistry (INT)
29 June 2009
In 2009 we organised our first summer course on skin sensitization methods in strong cooperation with the Integrated Project of the EU Sens-it-iv. Sens-it-iv is organising a summer course on the
testing methods that are being developed within Sens-it-iv.
This course (2012) includes theoretical lectures and practical experiments on (skin) sensitization. After a general introduction on (skin) sensitization we will focus on several mechanistic immunological topics to strengthen your knowledge in this field.
A comparison will be made between existing animal models and the currently available in vitro
techniques. The laboratory experiments consist of examples of methods currently under (pre)validation. We focus on human cell lines and reconstituted human skin tissue.
Hands-on training, Lecture, Summer schools
Optional / Voluntary
The course focuses mainly on the practical aspects of the experiments and techniques so we would like to be informed about your expertise and level of laboratory training.
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Technicians, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies
Continuing Professional Development, University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Designing procedures and projects, In vitro methods
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
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This course will deal with theoretical and practical aspects of sensitisation, pathology,
cell culture models, data handling and experimental design.
The laboratory experiments will deal with dendritic (U937cells), epidermal (NCTC2544
cells) and skin models (demonstration). Techniques used are ELISA, PCR and cytotoxicity assays.
Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 or equivalent
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