Biomedizinische Forschung

Biomedical Research offers a series of high-quality advanced training opportunities for researchers, students and other interested individuals and organizes congresses in the field of life sciences.

The focus of advanced training is on educating the individuals who carry out testing in laboratory animal science as well as the application of alternative methods such as different cell culture models.

Training in special techniques can be arranged independent of the courses that are offered.

Registration is currently handled by the Biomedical Research Office.

Other interesting advanced training opportunities are offered by the Medical Research Academy Graz.

Our focus

The focus of Biomedical Research at the Medical University of Graz is on applying Russell and Burch's 3Rs (Replacement/Reduction/Refinement) in experimental procedures and training. This is achieved through advanced training courses on the topic of animal experimentation and the use of alternative methods. Our courses bring you closer to both the theory and practice of the training topics.

Cell culture courses

Appropriate training teaches how to work safely and efficiently with cell cultures, which is an important requirement for the reproducibility and significance of experiments.

Basic Cell Culture course

The Basic Cell Culture course provides fundamental knowledge of how to work with cell cultures. The theory behind sterile work techniques, proper handling of cells and recognition of contamination and its elimination is discussed and then put into practice.

Animal experimentation courses

The correct handling of animals and the implementation of techniques in line with animal protection legislation have the highest priority.

The courses are taught by expert Biomedical Research staff from the Medical University of Graz and the person responsible for compliance with TVG 2012 (§ 16 par. 2 l 1 TVG 2012; Austrian Animal Testing Act 2012). The content follows the guidelines of the Society of Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS) and the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA).

Animal Experimentation course equivalent to FELASA Category B 

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations for working with laboratory animals and animal experimentation techniques as well as information about legal and ethical responsibilities.

Laboratory Animal Science: Mice course

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations for animal experimentation work (focus on mice) as well as legal and ethical responsibilities.

Laboratory Animal Science: Pigs course

This course describes the legal basis for animal experimentation and experimental techniques (application methods, blood draws, anesthesia, etc.) for pigs as well as the theory and practice of methods for reducing the number of animals used in tests.

Preparing an animal experimentation application

Since the amended Austrian Animal Testing Act 2012 (TVG 2021), fundamental changes have been made regarding project proposals and the responsibility of participating individuals and institutions.

This course discusses the legal foundations, important reforms related to harm-benefit analysis, classification of severity, documentation, retrospective assessment and ethical principles such as the 3R concept.


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