This workshop is essential for those looking to master the glucose clamp technique in awake and behaving mice and rats. These models allow for glucose clamping using instruments such as Instech's euglycemic clamp.

The aim of the 7-day Rodent Glucose Clamp Workshop is to provide the participants with the necessary skills to design, execute, and analyze a glucose clamp experiment in conscious, freely moving rats or mice, taking the animal all the way from surgery to data analysis. Course participants will have ample opportunity to become familiar with the surgical techniques and experimental procedures needed to clamp their rodent species of choice. Furthermore, through lectures on isotopic tracers, experimental design considerations, and data analysis, participants will acquire the knowledge to benefit from the full potential of the glucose clamp technique. With this the instructors hope to aid those laboratories needing to perform glucose clamps on a regular basis in implementing the usage of this technically challenging technique at their institution.


At the lab each participant has their own complete surgical station including:

  • Operating microscope
  • Surgical tools
  • Suture materials
  • Pathogen free laboratory rats or mice

Registration and completion of the training program includes the following:

  • A numbered certificate
  • Hand-out of all course materials
  • Documentation on the surgical tools, catheters and operating microscopes used
  • Lunch, coffee, tea and soft drinks each day
  • Shuttle from the Bastion Hotel to René Remie Surgical Skills Centre (RRSSC)


  • Set up the glucose clamp in both rats and mice
  • Perform the jugular and carotid catheterization surgical technique
  • Successfully adhere with International standardization of the Clamp technique (as per Vanderbilt)

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Materials for this program, including catheters and vascular access buttons, have been kindly supplied by Instech Laboratories, Inc. Click here to learn more about Instech Laboratories and their products for glucose clamping in rodents.

Next Course: April 20, 2024


Almere, The Netherlands

Registration Fee

  • Industry: €6,300
  • Government and Foundations: €4,900
  • Academy: €4,550

Workshop Dates

    April 20 - April 26, 2024

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René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

Competent in multiple state-of-the-art techniques in freely moving, conscious mice, including hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps, tissue-specific metabolic flux measurements, and continuous glucose telemetry.

Workshop Sponsor

Instech Laboratories, Inc.