Glucose Clamp Course

This module is of interest to those who want to master glucose clamping in rats and mice using state of the art catheterization and exteriorizing techniques.

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 course has been created in cooperation with Dr David Wasserman and the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, allowing us to benefit from their extensive experience using the state-of-the-art clamping technique, which has been continuously developed and refined at the Vanderbilt MMPC for nearly 20 years. The glucose clamp has become the gold standard for assessing β-cell function, insulin action and glucose turnover in vivo. However, clamping rats and mice requires specialized equipment and microsurgical skills in order to obtain reliable and reproducible results. For more information click here.

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

This is the program of the Glucose Clamp Course

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