Working Group 2

Current status of HCM

Current status of HCM

Working group 2 works on the description of the current status of home cage monitoring systems.

We have summarized the options available now to the researchers here: Currently we have joined forces with WG3, discussing the technical and scientific improvements needed and creating new forums for dialog between behavioral and data scientists to develop solutions for integrating and efficiently analyzing complex data sets.

Working Group 2 leader

Ewelina Knapska, PhD, is the head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology of Emotions and the vice-President of the Centre of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders (BRAINCITY) at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland. She studies how animals (primarily rats and mice) catch the emotions of others and use them to adapt to their environment and investigates impairments of social behavior using mouse models. To ensure the translational relevance of her results and to study animals in maximally natural conditions, she has used and developed systems for automatic monitoring of spontaneously acting animals housed in large groups.

Co-leader: Silvia Mandillo