Join Lior Bikovski and Shivang Parikh from Tel-Aviv University for a presentation on longitudinal behavioral studies and how to optimize the use of home cage monitoring (HCM) systems for behavioral research.
Multiple home cage monitoring systems have been developed during the last two decades with the aim of increasing the reproducibility of test results and improving behavioral assessment in pre-clinical research. In this webinar, Lior Bikovski and Shivang Parikh will address specific advantages and limitations of today’s home cage monitoring (HCM) technology used in behavioral research.
Specifically, they discuss the use of HCM systems and compare them with other standard tools in the field of behavioral research. They explain why it can be difficult to see differences between study groups using point sampling methods and why longitudinal tools can be helpful in characterizing behaviors. They also review the calibration of a new system, preliminary results, and the benefits of using the home cage as the test chamber, rather than moving animals to a separate test chamber for observation experiments. Finally, Shivang shares his current work involving HCM and the effects of ultraviolet light with a focus on behavioral assessments and cancer.
Key Topics Include:
- What is a home cage monitoring (HCM) system
- Two main categories of HCM systems
- Benefits of using HCM for behavioral research
- Examples of data that can be acquired using HCM
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The Myers Neuro-Behavioral Core Facility
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