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Sept. 10, 2018 NEW OFFER !

Characterization of the microbiome using 16S metagenomics

PHENOMIN now offers a full line of 16S metagenomics services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis. 16S sequencing is today the most cost effective approach to reveal bacterial diversity in your sample.

Unlike most suppliers, our offer is distinctive by its advanced meta-analyses of your results including alpha & beta biodiversity, heatmap, clustering (MDS + Bray-Curtis, Jacquard,…), LEfSe analysis.

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Aug. 27, 2018 ETHICS

Common rules of organization and operating rules of ethics committees for animal experimentation

A first guide on the common rules for organizing and operating committees was published in French in March 2018. It is now published in English.

Following the transposition into French law of the Directive 2010/63 / EU, ethics committees became competent authorities in charge of the ethical evaluation of projects. As such, the Director General of Research and Innovation of the Ministry of Research asked the French association GIRCOR  to draft reference documents on ethics committees. It commits to harmonising the functioning of the committees to ensure uniform treatment of the projects evaluated and to affirm their position as a forum for dialogue and reflection.

The English version of this guide will facilitate exchanges and harmonisation with the other countries of the European Union. 

Aug. 20, 2018 APPLICATION

INFRAFRONTIER sponsors ‘Young Investigator Travel Grants’

INFRAFRONTIER sponsors ‘Young Investigator Travel Grants’ to attend and contribute to the INFRAFRONTIER / IMPC Stakeholder Meeting which focuses on advancing Rare Disease research and gene therapy applications with animal models

Registration and Travel Grants


  • INFRAFRONTIER provides ‘Young Investigator Travel Grants’ for up to 25 international Young Investigators who conduct basic biomedical research to attend and contribute to the Stakeholder Meeting 
  • Application for Travel Grants requires submission of an abstract. When submitting your abstract you can apply for an oral or poster presentation at the Stakeholder meeting 
  • Abstract topics: Model organisms supporting Rare Disease diagnosis and therapeutic research; animal models for human gene therapy applications

Abstract submission by Email to until 15 October 2018

Notification of selected applicants by 30 October 2018



Advancing Rare Disease Research and Gene Therapy Applications with Animal Models

To their second joint Stakeholder Meeting on December 3 and 4 2018, Infrafrontier and IMPC invite medical research experts from all over the world to discuss the advances in RareDiseases and GeneTherapy using animal models.

More than 50 mouse Rare Disease models have been generated by PHENOMIN as clinicians can use our data catalogue and IMPC data to find relevant mouse models to human disease by orthologous gene and by shared phenotypic features.

The Stakeholder Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to support a better alignment of INFRAFRONTIER / IMPC platforms with current Rare Disease research and personalised medicine initiatives, and supports interactions with human genetics centers and clinical consortia. New partnerships can support the rapid impact of mouse functional genomics analyses on the understanding of human genetic variation and disease, and the translation into diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Join us !

Program and registration


Mouse laboratory data aids preservation of of threatened species.

Understanding consequences of gene variants in other species may be of importance for human health and disease; this is the goal of  IMPC by producing and phenotyping knockout mouse lines for 20 000 genes.

In a new study in the journal Conservation Genetics researchers form PHENOMIN & IMPC have found another intriguing use of mouse data. 

"...To date, the IMPC has generated and characterised 5186 mutant lines. One-third of the lines have been found to be non-viable and over 300 new mouse models of human disease have been identified thus far. While current bioinformatics efforts are focused on translating results to better understand human disease processes, IMPC data also aids understanding genetic function and processes in other species. "


June 4, 2018 MEET US

Venez nous rencontrez à l'AFSTAL 2018!

Cette année, pour la 44 ieme édition qui se tient du 13 au 15 juin 2018, l'association a décidé de traiter le thème des “limites de l’expérimentation animale au sens large”.

Rencontrez nous !

PHENOMIN présentera, sous forme de communication orale,

  • Les aspects impactant de la mutagenèse sur l'élevage des lignées (criblage, obtention et entretien des lignées génétiquement modifiées),
  • L'impact de l'Imagerie préclinique en onco expérimentale (rôle dans l'avancée des connaissances et, apport dans la stratégie des 3R) en association avec des posters traitant de la mise au point et étude de modèles de cancers mamaires et digestifs. 

PHENOMIN-TAAM s'expose à l'AFSTAL ! Venez nous rencontrer au stand n° 70 et discuter vos projets avec nous, nous pourrions avoir des solutions pour vous ! 

Venez nombreux !

May 22, 2018 INFO

French Academy of Sciences - "The therapeuthic research and the animal models"

A common session of the French Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Pharmacy took place on April 10th 2018 in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Innovation.The videos of the session dedicated to " the therapeuthic research and the animal models " are on-line and downloadable in French


Le 10 avril dernier s'est déroulée une séance commune de l' Académie des sciences - Académie nationale de Pharmacie, en présence de Frédérique Vidal, ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation. Les vidéos de la séance du 10 avril de l’Académie des sciences et de l’Académie nationale de Pharmacie consacrée à la « Recherche thérapeutique et modèles animaux » sont en ligne et téléchargeables

Upcoming events


The implementation of the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 standard in your laboratory

September 24 - 25, 2018, Orleans, France


  • Know the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 standard and the requirements related to this standard
  • Be able to implement and maintain a quality management system in a research laboratory

The course is conducted in French- Acces to detailed program and registration procedure

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Regulatory training course

September 24 - October 2, 2018, Strasbourg, France

Regulatory training course in laboratory animals research –rodent specificity

CNRS and CELPHEDIA provide 57 hours training sessions (over 7 days), designed for Anglophone students and researchers having a direct scientific responsibility for experimentation on animals. The teaching will focus on regulatory and legislative initiatives in animal experimentation in accordance with European and national regulation. It will also provide basic knowledge on the handling and use of laboratory rodents (animal welfare, ethics, cognition and behaviour, pain and stress, anaesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, pathologies, zootechnics, anatomy, physiology, genetic engineering, phenotyping, imaging, alternative methods, biostatistics), as well as the selection criterion of an animal model.

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ESLAV - ECLAM AAALAC - SECAL Conference 2018

October 15 - 16, 2018, Barcelona, Spain

ESLAV, ECLAM, AAALAC International and SECAL for this 2-day conference, will explore current challenges and expectations improving quality laboratory animal care and the translatability of experimental animal studies.

The Conference will focus on translatability of animal research, including advances on laboratory animal science, and quality issues identified during AAALAC International site visits. A representative from the European Commission will be there to share the EC's perspective.

I.Goncalves (DVM), veterinarian from PHENOMIN-ICS, belongs to the scientific comitee for 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona !

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Modeling the Mammalian Microbiota Host Superorganism, Current Tools and Challenges

October 15 - 16, 2018, Paris, France

It is now well recognized that the microbiota plays an important role in the development, immunity and physiology of its mammalian host. Considerable progress has been made in identifying microbes and microbial metabolites that modulate host functions, maintain health or drive pathology. This knowledge has been derived from the characterization of microbiota during development and adult life, during health and disease, using animal and mechanical models to decipher the complex interactions between microbes and host, and to infer causal relationships.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together the specialists of the field to discuss novel insights into the microbiota-host mutualism and parasitism, and focus on the new models and approaches to explore this relationship.

G.Pavlovic, from PHENOMIN-ICS will present data regarding microbiota evaluation in mouse models. 

In the near future, these advances will lead to the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies based on microbiota manipulation or the use of microbial metabolites, and allow the microbiota to become a key diagnostic component in precision medicine.

Gerard Eberl, Institut Pasteur
Javier Pizarro-Cerda, Institut Pasteur
Marion Berard, Institut Pasteur

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Cytométrie 2018 - Congrès annuel de l' AFC

October 16 - 19, 2018, Lyon, France

La 22e édition du Congrès AFC se déroulera du 17 au 19 octobre 2018 au Palais des Congrès à Lyon.

Pour cette édition, le Comité local a sélectionné des thématiques fortement représentées dans le tissu scientifique Lyonnais. Tout d’abord l’Immunologie des maladies infectieuses portée par les équipes du CIRI (Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie) et de Bioaster mais aussi l’immunologie associée au cancer développée au CRCL (Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon).

Lors de ce 22e Congrès AFC, le Comité local met aussi l’accent sur de nouvelles thématiques autour du Microbiote, tant en matière d’avancées technologiques que de thérapie.

Les ateliers pratiques se dérouleront sur la journée du 16 octobre avec un nouveau format en cours de préparation. Les posters seront mis en avant lors du cocktail de bienvenue et c’est les participants du congrès qui détermineront le gagnant du prix poster. Les industriels auront leur session de présentation des nouveautés.

PHENOMIN-CIPHE participera activement pour présenter l'avancée de projets en cours, et les toutes dernières données en la matière. Venez à notre rencontre !

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CELPHEDIA Seminary 2018

October 17 - 19, 2018, Strasbourg, France

As every year, Strasbourg will welcome all the actors of the 15 partner centers of CELPHEDIA Research Infrastructure, as well as the members of CELPHEDIA Network. In 2018, the event will focus on the transparency of research using animals during conferences open to the scientific community. 

CELPHEDIA invites to attend the round table "Openness & Transparency in research using animal models". 3 European exemples will be discussed

Luis Montoliu, PhD, CNB-CSIC, Spain
Bob Tolliday, PhD, EARA
Lydia Teboul , PhD, MRC Harwell Institute, UK
Ivan Balansard, DVM, GIRCOR, INT, Marseille, France
Brigitte Rault, DVM, La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
Elodie Ey, PhD & Fabrice de Chaumont, PhD, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

2 :00pm – 4 :30pm : Round table Openness and transparency in animal research (L. Montoliu, B. Tolliday, L.Teboul, I. Balansard, B. Rault)
4:30pm – 5 :00pm: Coffee Break
5 :00pm-6:00pm: Behavioral phenotyping of mouse models with live mouse tracker : application to mouse models of autism (E. Ey & F. de Chaumont)


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Cell culture contaminations

October 18, 2018, Strasbourg, France


  • Become aware of the importance of traceability and quality control in cell culture
  • Understanding the issue of cell culture contamination
  • Become aware of the diversity of mycoplasma detection methods and be able to choose the techniques adapted to each case
  • Know how to prevent contamination and what attitudes to adopt in the event of proven contamination

The course is conducted in French- Acces to program and registration 

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