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The Modified SHIRPA Technical Training Course


The Modified SHIRPA is one of the simple and quick methods for evaluating comprehensive mouse phenotypic traits on mouse morphology, behavior, sensory responses, etc.
It includes approximately 60 test items for visual inspection by manual handling using simple equipment (refer to the RIKEN SHIRPA homepage). It is a globally standardized set of procedures specified by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC).
The Technical Training Course navigates this method through lecture, demonstration, and laboratory practices so that trainees can master it in 4 days.

2Host Division

Technology and Development Team for Mouse Phenotype Analysis


Date Deadline for application
From September 12 to 15, 2022 4consecutive days August 19, 2022 or until the course reaches maximum capacity. Closed.


Research Building for Animal Models of Human Diseases and Research Building,
RIKEN Tsukuba Branch (Tsukuba, Ibaraki) Access




Applicants must have experience in laboratory mice handling
(Experience of mouse morphological and behavioral analyses is preferred.)

7Capacity of enrollment

2 people



9How to apply

Please download, fill out, and submit the application form with an appendix including required information to the secretariat by post(see " For your application and inquiry ").
* Please ask the person holding an administrative position to sign in the " Responsible person " column in the application form.

Application Form
The RIKEN modified SHIRPA Technical Training Course
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Appendix PDF Word


Accommodation for trainees is available in the RIKEN Tsukuba Branch unless it is full to capacity or there are other inevitable reasons.

For your application and inquiry

Secretariat of the technical courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan