Hands-on training course

Advanced comet assay training course

- the use of 3D models and high throughput comet chip -

Saturday 21st May - Sunday 22nd May, 2022

Preceding the joint ICAW and EEMGS meeting there will be the opportunity to take part in a hands-on training session with novel applications of the comet assay. You will get the opportunity to work with 3D skin models (provided by Henkel - Phenion) and HepG2 liver spheroids (training by National Institute of Biology, Slovenia) on the first day of the training. On Sunday you can try out the 12 gel/slide system and the CometChip (Trevigen/Bio-Techne).

Application for the Hands-on training course

Since there are only 25 spaces available for this training course, registrations will involve an application and selection process. In order to apply you have to be eligible and provide the following:

  • You need to have a basic experience with the comet assay, as we will not give training in the basis steps.
  • Send us a motivation letter explaining why you want to take part in the training.
  • Send us a short (2pg) CV.
  • Students will have to include a supporting letter from their PhD supervisor.

Please sent your application to icawmeetings@gmail.com by April 1st. 


The scientific committee will make a selection of the applications and notify you all by half of April.

Those selected will also receive an invoice to arrange payment for the hands-on training. 

So, registration for the training will occur separately from the main meeting. To register for the joint meeting, you can click here.

Registration fees for the hands-on training

Training session - early career scientist *


€ 100 **

Training session - researcher


€ 250

Training session - company


€ 350

* Early Career scientist: applicant should still be within 8 years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent, excluding approved career breaks.

** Thanks to the support of UKEMS we are able to offer a low price for early career researchers to attend.


Amaya Azqueta and Miguel Collía Martín, University of Navarra, Spain

Martina Stampar and Matjaž Novak, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia

Sabine Langie and Roger Godschalk, Maastricht University, The Netherlands


Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER, Maastricht

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