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University of Leiden Course Type: Short courses (CPD) Start Date: To be announced
Location: Leiden, Netherlands Duration: Full time - 5 Days Fees/total cost: EUR 1,300.00


The course is composed of lectures, demonstrations, literature discussions and a theoretical assignment. In a series of lectures the concepts of and the biochemical and molecular aspects of cell toxicity are illustrated using liver and kidney as a model target organs. Special emphasis is on the mechanisms of cell killing by necrosis and apoptosis, typical endpoints of tissue injury. Furthermore, signalling pathways that are central in the control of the cytotoxic outcome will be discussed. The use of state-of-the-art high-content live cell imaging technologies and RNAi-based approaches to understand mechanisms and to screen for adverse cellular responses will be demonstrated. At the end of the week participants will discuss hypothetical candidate in vitro models for different organs.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, participants should:
• have a basic understanding on the pros on cons of in vitro cell systems in toxicology research
• understand the biochemical programs that underlie necrosis and apoptosis
• pinpoint the most important cellular stress responses that occur during chemical exposure and translate injury into death or repair programs
• understand the use and application of state-of-the-art technology for in vitro cell toxicology research
• be able to critically apply the above information in designing and/or critically evaluating in vitro models for predicting toxicity.

Full time

5 Days
Teaching method:
Leiden, Netherlands
Standard applicant fee:
EUR 1,300.00
Additional Information:
PHD Student Fees: Internal: 300 Euro External: 500 Euro
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

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Last update: 13/02/2015