RRSSC’s Glucose Clamp Course (GCC)

RRSSC, Instech, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research are proud to announce the hands-on laboratory course on the glucose clamp technique in stress-free, conscious and freely moving mice and rats.

The Glucose Clamp Course is of interest to those who want to master glucose clamping in rats and mice. During the course, you use state of the art microsurgical catheterization and exteriorizing techniques.

The course has been created in cooperation with Dr David Wasserman and the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. This allows us to benefit from their extensive experience using the state-of-the-art clamping technique. For more than 20 years it has been continuously developed and refined at the Vanderbilt MMPC.

In the meantime, the glucose clamp has become the gold standard for assessing β-cell function, insulin action and glucose turnover in vivo. Above all, clamping rats and mice requires a lot of specialized equipment. On top of that, one needs microsurgical and experimental skills in order to obtain reliable and reproducible results. For more information click here.

Above all the aim of the Glucose Clamp module is to provide the participants with all the necessary skills to design, execute, and analyze a glucose clamp experiment in conscious, freely moving rats and mice, taking them all the way from optimal surgery to data analysis.

This is the program of the RRSSC’s Glucose Clamp Course

The 2022 Glucose Clamp Course is planned for April 24- May 1, 2022. You can register for this course here.