The students - biochemists attended a five - day training course in the breeding and using of the laboratory animals. It was run by Biology Research Centre of Warsaw University under the guidance of the Polish Research Society of the Laboratory Animals (PolLASA). 300 students from Ukraine and Poland were the participants of the international course. Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University was represented by Alina Zayachkivska (III course), Vladyslav Kogut (III course), Oleg Shevchyk, Myroslava Vatashchuk and Natalia Butenko (IV course).


The lecturers of Warsaw Medical University, the Institute of Physiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences conducted the classes. The students had a possibility to learn about the peculiarities of the morphology, anatomy, physiology and pathology of the laboratory animals. They were taught how to fill in the documents about planning and performing experiments on laboratory animals according to the standards of the European Union. The participants of the international courses got their certificates.


Volodymyr Lushchak, the Head of the Department of Biology of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian University informed that the students would be involved in the work of the Ukrainian – German project “The Mechanism of Ageing While Reducing the Calories”.