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The mouse reality show: metabolism analysis equipment at IGC
One of the first publications using metabolic cages dates from 1964, by Draper and Robbins. Since then, the systems to analyse animal metabolism have evolved to become more precise and to take in consideration animal welfare. In this presentation I will introduce the Promethion system installed in 2020 at IGC, and available to the scientific community, which allows measurement of data relevant to both metabolism and behavior. In addition I will present other equipment relevant in metabolism homeostasis studies.

Jan 19, 2021 12:00 PM in Lisbon

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Cláudia Campos
Metabolic Cage System Manager @IGC
Cláudia finished her PhD in Zebrafish Developmental Biology with Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan, at the University of Geneva in 2009. In 2010, Cláudia started as Laboratory Manager at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in the Plant Development/Cell Biophysics and Development Laboratory with José Feijó. The laboratory moved to Maryland, and she started working in Host-Pathogen Co-Evolution, and she has been managing Jonathan Howard’s laboratory since 2014. In 2020 she started managing the Metabolic cage system at IGC.