July 2023 Newsletter

In this edition we are pleased to announce the launch of the new Home Cage Monitoring Forum

COST-TEATIME Newsletter, July 2023

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the TEATIME COST Action newsletter for improving biomedical research by automated behaviour monitoring in the animal home-cage. In this edition we are pleased to announce the launch of the new Home Cage Monitoring Forum.  We apologise and have corrected the link to Silvia Mandillo’s Grant Report from the previous edition; please use the link in this edition to read her report on the 8th Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS).

Our Behaviour Forum has been launched
We are pleased to inform you all that our Forum is now available for you to join the discussion, share ideas, and get support. Please use the QR code to find the Forum.
The Behaviour Forum
TEATIME Grant Reports
TEATIME has awarded eight grants to individuals this year to undertake Short-term Scientific Missions (STSM) to visit labs in countries other than their own. Recent reports are included here.
ITC Grant Report
Mailis Carrilho presenting her research at the 17th Rodens et Spatim – International Conference on Rodent Biology in Spain.
STSM Grant Reports
Alice Melloni visited Prof Stuart Peirson’s laboratory in Oxford and discussed the setups dedicated to behavioural testing.

Lionie Pakulat visited Nuno Franco’s laboratory at the University of Porto and discussed the automated cages for mice.

TEATIME Dissemination Grant Reports
Aleksandra Bartelik with a TEATIME presentation at Central-East European Laboratory Animal Science Congress, Prague.

Silvia Mandillo was awarded our first TEATIME Dissemination grant which enabled her to attend the 8th Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS) Conference Dubrovnik, Croatia. We are delighted to share her report in this newsletter.

Read more about our grants
TEATIME Webinars

A critical review of conventional models of depression and alternative approaches to studying emotional behaviour in non-human species. Emma Robinson. Radial maze without food deprivation: a new, automated, stress-free and voluntary test for assessment of spatial memory in mice. Dr Jie Mei.

Watch our webinars
Training School workshop
In July 2023 we held our second workshop to offer education, advice, networking, and training in Home Cage Monitoring to academic researchers. We were pleased to welcome 24 students from across 13 different European countries. A full report will be published in our Autumn newsletter.

We hope you have found this newsletter interesting and informative. We would be very happy to hear from any of you with feedback and comments. Please also share this newsletter with your colleagues and if you have been forwarded this email and don’t want to miss future newsletters, then please subscribe. All new webinars will be announced on the website and via Twitter 2-3 weeks before the event so please watch the space!

On behalf of all members of the TEATIME Action,

Vootele Voikar – TEATIME Chair
Sara Wells – Grant Holder, TEATIME Vice-chair
Sabine Hölter-Koch – Science Communication Coordinator
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