11. Summer School "Non-invasive Monitoring of Hormones"


When: Monday 25 June - Friday 29 June 2018

Where: Endocrine Lab, IZW Berlin, Germany

The course language is English

Course lecturers:

Prof. A. Ganswindt, Endocrine Research Laboratory, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. M. Dehnhard, Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
Dr. M. Heistermann, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany

Guest lecture, Tuesday 26 June:
Prof. Ch. Touma, Osnabrueck University, Germany
Of mice and Men: Stress and the Neuroendocrinology of Affective Disorders


Course registration fee is 435 Euro per person. The course is limited to 12 participants. The registration fee covers expenses for all instructions, laboratory supplies, the use of equipment, coffee breaks and social activities such as a barbecue party on Monday and a historical sight-seeing cruise on Wednesday. 




Vacancies will be filled on a "first come, first serve" basis.

A minimum of 9 persons is required for conducting the summer school.


Preliminary program  
Sunday Arrival
Monday/Tuesday Sample preparation
Tuesday/Wednesday Antibodies and labels
Wednesday/Thursday Monitoring male reproductive activity
Thursday/Friday Monitoring female reproductive activity
Friday HPLC-Immunogramms, discussion, summary. Departure



Members of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology (ISWE) can take advantage of a discounted course fee of 390 Euro.

The course is suitable to colleagues/students who are not familiar with non-invasive techniques and will allow participants to gain practical experience in techniques of non-invasive endocrine monitoring including sample workup preparation, performance of enzyme immunoassays (EIA), data collection and interpretation.

The course is already booked up


Download summer school flyer

Summerschool 2018 Flyer.pdf (362.8 KiB)


Dr. Martin Dehnhard
Endocrine Laboratory
Department of Reproduction Biology
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17
10315 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 5168 615
Email: Dehnhard@izw-berlin.de

Web: www.izw-berlin.de


Membership of International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology is open to all scientists, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with an interest in wildlife endocrinology.

Join ISWE and have access to numerous member benefits.