prof. dr. S.S. (Saskia) Arndt
S.S.Arndt@uu.nl
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Chair
Animal Behaviour
Date of appointment 01.02.2018
Inaugural lecture date 10.12.2018
Profile

Saskia Arndt is professor of Animal Behaviour. Her focus in research is on the development and translation of, primarily, behaviour-related generic animal welfare concepts, methods and insights relevant to the full breadth of domesticated and managed animals. She translates fundamental and applied research to frames of thinking for the veterinarian and to societal issues and discussions on animal behaviour, predominantly in the context of animal welfare and -health.

Trained as an ethologist/zoologist in Giessen (Germany) and Cologne (Germany), Saskia Arndt worked at different high-ranking research institutes, such as the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Atlanta, USA), the German Primate Center (Göttingen, Germany) and the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne (Germany). After obtaining her PhD ‘Summa Cum Laude’ in 2004, she joined the Department of Animals in Science and Society at Utrecht University (Netherlands) in 2005 and was appointed Associate Professor of Animal Welfare and Behaviour in 2016.

In addition to studying animal behaviour and welfare, Saskia Arndt has spent years of research about the refinement of animal experiments, the validity of animal models, as well as on the formation of attitudes, professional- and personal integrity when using animals in research.

She is the UU spokesperson for ‘Welfare of Animals in Research’, member of the Utrecht Life Sciences 3Rs Centre and responsible for content, evaluation and development of education at the Department of Animals in Science & Society.  

She uses her expertise, vision and passion to strengthen the integration of the faculty’s outstanding expertise in animal behaviour, -welfare and -health - the foundation of excellent veterinary care and sustainable strategies for animal welfare.

 

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Strategic themes / Focus areas
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Curriculum vitae

prof dr. rer. medic. Dipl. Biol. Saskia S. Arndt, PhD 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS                                                                                               

2018 - present: Professor of Animal Behaviour, Department of Animals in Science and Society, Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2016-2018: Associate Professor Animal Welfare & Animal Behaviour, Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2009-2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2005-2009: Postdoctoral fellow and Junior Lecturer, Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2004: Postdoctoral fellow, Cognitive Neurobiology group, University of Cologne, Medical Faculty, Cologne, Germany

1999-2004: PhD student with scientist position, Head of laboratory, Cognitive Neurobiology group, University of Cologne, Medical Faculty, Cologne, Germany

1998-1999: German Agency for Quality in Medicine, Cologne, Germany, Research Associate

1997-1998: Emory University, Yerkes Primate National Research Center, Atlanta, USA, Scientist, Living Links Center

1996-1997: German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Göttingen, Germany,Research assistant, Intern, Animal care taker

 

EDUCATION

2016: Leadership programme within development of faculty staff program ‘Vet2020’

2015-2016:  Certification Leadership in Teaching, Utrecht University, Center of Excellence in University Teaching

2013: Senior qualification Teaching for Higher Education (SKO), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2009: Qualification Teaching for Higher Education (BKO), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2005: Certification art.9-researcher (WoD), Utrecht University

2004: Certification Management, TÜV Rheinland Academy, Cologne, Germany

2004: PhD Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany - ‘Summa Cum Laude’, Thesis ‘Phenotypic characterisation with special emphasis on behaviour, circadian rhythmicity and metabolism considering an Insulin receptor knockout mouse model as example’

1998: MSc Biology (Diplom), Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany and Yerkes Regional Primate Centre, Living Links Center, Atlanta, USA - ‘Excellent’

1994: BSc Biology (Vor-Diplom), Faculty of Biology, University of Giessen, Germany

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 - present: Spokesperson university ‘Animal Welfare in animal experimentation’

2016 - present: Spokesperson department Animals in Science & Society ‘Animal Welfare’; Member university advisory board Animal Welfare Body; Member advisory board Management Team (MT+); Member advisory board Center for Sustainable Animal Stewardship (cenSAS)

2016: Member faculty advisory board development of staff program ‘Vet2020'; Project leader ‘Relationships with stakeholders of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine’

2015 - present: Principal investigator ‘Refinement of animal experiments’

2013 - 2018: Chair staff representatives Faculty Council

2012 - present: Member board of the 3Rs Centre, Utrecht Life Sciences; Examiner faculty research proposals Honors- and Master student internships; Mentor faculty Honors research students; Research internship coordinator

2010-2016: Member scientific committee

2011 - 2018: Member Faculty Council

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2015-2016: Leadership in teaching grant, Utrecht University, Center of Excellence in University Teaching   

2014: Animal Welfare Enhancement Award, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, ‘What can we learn from social strategies about the animal's state of welfare?’; Award Elective Master Course Utrecht University ‘Ethology & Welfare’ (chair), ‘One of the best three master courses of the Graduate School of Life Sciences’

2013: Award Elective Master Course Utrecht University ‘Ethology & Welfare’ (chair), ‘One of the best three master courses of the Graduate School of Life Sciences’

2006-2007: Research grant ECLAM and ESLAV Foundation, ‘Housing and husbandry standards for mice’

2004: Grant post-graduate professional training ‘Management’, TÜV Rheinland Academy, Cologne, Germany

2002: Research grant Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Behavioural phenotyping of an Insulin receptor knockout mouse model’

2001: Research grant Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Circadian rhythmicity in mice’; Research grant Bayer AG, Wuppertal, Germany, ‘Behavioural phenotyping of potential mouse models for dementia’; Research grant Microsoft, Munich, Germany, ‘Database project mouse mutants’

1999: Research grant Maria Pesch-Stiftung, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Behavioural phenotyping of mouse mutants’

1999-2004: PhD grant Bayer CNS research, Wuppertal, Germany, ‘Behavioural phenotyping of potential mouse models for Alzheimer’s Disease’

 

 

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Key publications

Nordquist, Rebecca E, van der Staay, Franz Josef, van Eerdenburg, Frank J C M, Velkers, Francisca C, Fijn, Lisa & Arndt, Saskia S (21.02.2017). Mutilating procedures, management practices, and housing conditions that may affect the welfare of farm animals - Implications for welfare research. Animals, 7 (2) (22 p.).

van der Staay, F.J., Arndt, S.S. & Nordquist, R.E. (01.10.2014). Developing mouse models of neurobehavioral disorders: when is a model a good model?. In W.E. Crusio, F. Sluyter, R.T. Gerlai & S. Pietropaolo (Eds.), Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse (pp. 4-17) (14 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ohl, F., Arndt, S.S. & van der Staay, F.J. (2008). Pathological anxiety in animals. Veterinary Journal, 175, (pp. 18-26) (9 p.).

All publications
  Articles - 2018
Labots, M., Laarakker, M.C., Schetters, D., Arndt, S.S. & van Lith, H.A. (01.01.2018). An improved procedure for integrated behavioral z-scoring illustrated with modified Hole Board behavior of male inbred laboratory mice. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 293, (pp. 375-388) (14 p.).
Bakker, Jaco, Roubos, Sandra, Remarque, Edmond J, Arndt, Saskia S, Kronen, Peter W & Langermans, Jan Am (05.02.2018). Effects of buprenorphine, butorphanol or tramadol premedication on anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Copyright © 2018 Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved..
Bakker, Jaco, Roubos, Sandra, Remarque, Edmond J, Arndt, Saskia S., Kronen, Peter W & Langermans, Jan Am (01.05.2018). Effects of buprenorphine, butorphanol or tramadol premedication on anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  Articles - 2017
Nordquist, Rebecca E, van der Staay, Franz Josef, van Eerdenburg, Frank J C M, Velkers, Francisca C, Fijn, Lisa & Arndt, Saskia S (21.02.2017). Mutilating procedures, management practices, and housing conditions that may affect the welfare of farm animals - Implications for welfare research. Animals, 7 (2) (22 p.).
  Articles - 2015
Schaap, Manon W H, van Oostrom, Hugo, Arndt, Saskia S & Hellebrekers, Ludo J (2015). Bleeding Diathesis in Fawn Hooded Rats-Possible Implications for Invasive Procedures and Refinement Strategies. Animals, 5 (2), (pp. 270-275) (6 p.).
Labots, Maaike, Van Lith, Hein A., Ohl, Frauke & Arndt, Saskia S. (2015). The Modified Hole Board - Measuring Behavior, Cognition and Social Interaction in Mice and Rats. Journal of Visualized Experiments (98) (7 p.).
  Articles - 2014
Boleij, H., Willems, J., Leijten, M., Lozeman - van t Klooster, José, Lesscher, H.M.B., Kirchhoff, S., Lavrijsen, M., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2014). Chronic social stress does not affect behavioural habituation in male CD1 mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 273, (pp. 34-44) (11 p.).
Arndt, S.S. & van Sprundel, M. (19.05.2014). De barbaarse dodelijke injectie. EOS wetenschap Dit artikel verscheen 9 mei 2014 op de website van Eos en in het Eos Weekblad op tablet (iPad en Android)..
Bakker, Jaco, Nijnatten, T. J., Baarends, Guus, Arndt, Saskia & Langermans, Jan, A. (01.09.2014). Evaluation of ultrasonic vocalizations in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) as a potential indicator of welfare. Lab Animal, 43 (9), (pp. 313-320) (8 p.).
Bakker, Jaco, van Nijnatten, Tessa J M, Louwerse, Annet L, Baarends, Guus, Arndt, Saskia S & Langermans, Jan a M (2014). Evaluation of ultrasonic vocalizations in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) as a potential indicator of welfare. Lab Animal, 43 (9), (pp. 313-20) (8 p.).
Szczodry, Olga, van der Staay, Franz Josef & Arndt, Saskia S. (2014). Modelling Alzheimer-like cognitive deficits in rats using biperiden as putative cognition impairer. Behavioural Brain Research, 274, (pp. 307-311) (5 p.).
Brouwer-Brolsma, E.M., Schuurman, T., de Groot, L.C.P.G.M., Feskens, E.J.M., Lute, C., Naninck, E.F.G., Arndt, S.S., van der Staay, F.J., Bravenboer, N., Korosi, A. & Steegenga, W.T. (2014). No role for vitamin D or a moderate fat diet in aging induced cognitive decline and emotional reactivity in C57BL/6 mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 267, (pp. 133-143) (11 p.).
Bakker, Jaco, Arndt, Saskia, Klomp, Rianne, Rijnbeek, Milene, W.M., Philippens, Ingrid, H.C.H.M. & Langermans, Jan, A. (09.06.2014). Recovery time after intra-abdominal transmitter placement for telemetric (neuro)physiological measurement in freely moving common marmosets (Callitrix jacchus). Animal Biotelemetry, 2 (10).
Arts, J.W.M., Kramer, K., Arndt, Saskia & Ohl, Frauke (30.10.2014). Sex Differences in Physiological Acclimatization after Transfer in Wistar Rats. Animals, 4 (4), (pp. 693-711) (19 p.).
  Articles - 2013
Salomons, A.R., Arndt, S.S., Lavrijsen, M., Kirchhoff, S. & Ohl, F. (2013). Expression of CRFR1 and Glu5R mRNA in different brain areas following repeated testing in mice that differ in habituation behaviour. Behavioural Brain Research, 246, (pp. 1-9) (9 p.).
Schaap, M.W.H., van Oostrom, H., Doornenbal, A., van 't Klooster, J., Baars, A.M., Arndt, S.S. & Hellebrekers, L.J. (2013). Nociception and Conditioned Fear in Rats: Strains Matter. PLoS One, 8 (12), (pp. 1-14) (14 p.).
Schaap, M.W.H., van Oostrom, H., Doornenbal, A., Baars, A.M., Arndt, S.S. & Hellebrekers, L.J. (2013). Predictability of painful stimulation modulates the somatosensory-evoked potential in the rat. PLoS One, 8 (4), (pp. 1-8) (8 p.).
  Articles - 2012
Boleij, H., Lozeman - van t Klooster, José, Lavrijsen, M., Kirchhoff, S., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2012). A test to identify judgement bias in mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 233, (pp. 45-54) (10 p.).
Salomons, A.R., Pinzon, N.E., Boleij, H., Kirchhoff, S., Arndt, S.S., Nordquist, R.E., Lindemann, L., Jaeschke, G., Spooren, W. & Ohl, F. (2012). Differential effects of diazepam and MPEP on habituation and neuro-behavioural processes in inbred mice. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8 (30), (pp. 1-13) (13 p.).
Salomons, A.R., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2012). Impact of anxiety profiles on cognitive performance in BALB/c and 129P2 mice Cognitive. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2 (4), (pp. 794-803) (10 p.).
Boleij, H., Salomons, A.R., van Sprundel, M., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2012). Not all mice are equal: welfare implications of behavioural habituation profiles in four 129 mouse substrains. PLoS One, 7, (pp. 10.1371/journal.pone.0042544) (8 p.).
Schaap, M.W.H., Uilenreef, J.J., Mitsogiannis, M., van 't Klooster, J., Arndt, S.S. & Hellebrekers, L.J. (2012). Optimizing the dosing interval of buprenorphine in a multimodal postoperative analgesic strategy in the rat: minimizing side effects without affecting weight gain and food intake. Laboratory Animals, 46 (4), (pp. 287-292) (6 p.).
  Articles - 2011
Arndt, S.S., Lohavech, D., van 't Klooster, J. & Ohl, F. (2011). Effecten van stress op muizen en ratten als consequentie van gezamenlijke huisvesting. Biotechniek, 50 (3), (pp. 99-103) (5 p.).
Ohl, F. & Arndt, S.S. (2011). Natuurlijk gedrag van honden. Biotechniek, 50 (5), (pp. 232-238) (7 p.).
Schaap, M.W.H., Uilenreef, J.J., Doornenbal, A., van 't Klooster, J., Arndt, S.S. & Hellebrekers, L.J. (2011). Simultaneous measurement of behavior and the somatosensory-evoked potential in a rat model. ILAR Journal, 52, (pp. e32-e38) (7 p.).
  Articles - 2010
Salomons, A.R., Bronkers, G., Kirchhoff, S., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2010). Behavioural habituation to novelty and brain area specific immediate early gene expression in female mice of two inbred strains. Behavioural Brain Research, 215, (pp. 95-101) (7 p.).
Arndt, S.S., Lohavech, D., van 't Klooster, J. & Ohl, F. (2010). Co-species housing in mice and rats: Effects on physiological and behavioral stress responsivity. Hormones and Behavior, 57, (pp. 342-351) (10 p.).
Salomons, A.R., van Luijk, J.A.K.R., Reinders, N.R., Kirchhoff, S., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2010). Identifying emotional adaptation: behavioural habituation to novelty and immediate early gene expression in two inbred mouse strains. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 9, (pp. 1-10) (10 p.).
van der Staay, F.J., Arndt, S.S. & Nordquist, R.E. (2010). Is standaardisatie van Dierexperimenten een oorzaak van povere generaliseerbaarheid van resultaten?. Biotechniek, 49 (5), (pp. 183-193) (11 p.).
van der Kooij, M.A., Ohl, F., Arndt, S.S., Kavelaars, A.M.A.A., van Bel, F. & Heijnen, C.J. (2010). Mild neonatal hypoxia-ischemia induces long-term motor- and cognitive impairments in mice. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24 (5), (pp. 850-856) (7 p.).
Salomons, A.R., Kortleve, T., Reinders, N.R., Kirchhoff, S., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2010). Susceptibility of a potential animal model for pathological anxiety to chronic mild stress. Behavioural Brain Research, 209, (pp. 241-248) (8 p.).
van der Staay, F.J., Arndt, S.S. & Nordquist, R.E. (2010). The standardization-generalization dilemma: a way out. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 9, (pp. 1-7) (7 p.).
  Articles - 2009
Salomons, A.R., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2009). Anxiety in relation to animal environment and welfare. Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 36 (1), (pp. 37-45) (8 p.).
van der Staay, F.J., Arndt, S.S. & Nordquist, R.E. (2009). Evaluation of animal models of neurobehavioral disorders. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 5, (pp. 11) (23 p.).
Arndt, S.S., Laarakker, M.C., van Lith, H.A., van der Staay, F.J., Gieling, E.T., Salomons, A.R., van 't Klooster, J. & Ohl, F. (2009). Individual housing of mice – Impact on behaviour and stress responses. Physiology and Behavior, 97, (pp. 385-393) (9 p.).
  Articles - 2008
Ohl, F., Arndt, S.S. & van der Staay, F.J. (2008). Pathological anxiety in animals. Veterinary Journal, 175, (pp. 18-26) (9 p.).
  Articles - 2004
Schubert, Markus, Gautam, Dinesh, Surjo, David, Ueki, Kojihiko, Baudler, Stephanie, Schubert, Dominic, Kondo, Tatsuya, Alber, Jens, Galldiks, Norbert, Küstermann, Eckehardt, Arndt, Saskia, Jacobs, Andreas H, Krone, Wilhelm, Kahn, C Ronald & Brüning, Jens C (2004). Role for neuronal insulin resistance in neurodegenerative diseases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 101 (9), (pp. 3100-5) (6 p.).
  Articles - 2001
Arndt, S S & Surjo, D (01.11.2001). Methods for the behavioural phenotyping of mouse mutants. How to keep the overview. Behavioural Brain Research, 125 (1-2), (pp. 39-42) (4 p.).
Surjo, D. & Arndt, Saskia, S. (13.09.2001). The Mutant Mouse Behaviour network, a medium to present and discuss methods for the behavioural phenotyping. Physiology and Behavior, 73 (5), (pp. 691-694) (4 p.).
  Book parts / chapters - 2017
van der Staay, F.J., Nordquist, R.E. & Arndt, S.S. (28.06.2017). Large farm animal models of human neurobehavioral and psychiatric disorders: Methodological and practical considerations. In P.M. Conn (Eds.), Animal models for the study of human disease (pp. 71-100) (29 p.). Elsevier Academic press, Chapter 3.
Nordquist, R.E., Meijer, E., van der Staay, F.J. & Arndt, S.S. (28.06.2017). Pigs as model species to investigate effects of early life events on later behavioral and neurological functions. In P.M. Conn (Eds.), Animal models for the study of human disease (pp. 1003-1030) (27 p.). Elsevier Academic press, Chapter 39.
  Book parts / chapters - 2014
van der Staay, F.J., Arndt, S.S. & Nordquist, R.E. (01.10.2014). Developing mouse models of neurobehavioral disorders: when is a model a good model?. In W.E. Crusio, F. Sluyter, R.T. Gerlai & S. Pietropaolo (Eds.), Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse (pp. 4-17) (14 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  Book parts / chapters - 2011
Ohl, F. & Arndt, S.S. (2011). Klinische Relevanz von Tiermodellen für psychiatrische Störungen. In G. Gründer & O. Benkert (Eds.), Handbuch der Psychopharmakotherapie (pp. 111-113) (3 p.). Heidelberg: Springer Medizin Verlag.
  Articles in volumes / proceedings - 2015
Endenburg, N., van Lith, H.A. & Arndt, S.S. (19.11.2015). Dog Population Management, Human Rabies and Dog Welfare. Abstracts of the 6th Congress of the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations (FASAVA), Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations (FASAVA),.
  Articles in volumes / proceedings - 2014
Endenburg, N. & Arndt, S.S. (05.09.2014). Euthanasia of companion animals with behavior problems: animal welfare, owner and veterinarian issues. 2014 Animal Welfare Symposium Proceedings The Americal Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  Articles in volumes / proceedings - 2013
Bakker, J., van Nijnatten, T.J.M., Brok, H.P.M., Louwerse, A.L., Baarends, G., Arndt, S.S. & Langermans, J.A.M. (2013). Ultrasonic vocalisation is only present in a limited vocal repertoire of common marmosets (Callithrix Jacchus). In G. Wibbelt & A. Schumann (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2013 (pp. 80-82) (3 p.). Berlin/Liebefeld-Berne: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany & European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Liebefeld-Berne, Switzerland.
Bakker, Jaco, Nijnatten, Tessa, J., Brok, H.P.M., Louwerse, A.L., Baarends, Guus, Arndt, Saskia & Langermans, Jan, A. (08.05.2013). Ultrasonic vocalization is only present in a limited vocal repertoire of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). In Gudrun Wibbelt & Anke Schumann (Eds.), Proc Int ConfDis Zoo Wild Anim 2013, Vienna, Austria (pp. 80-82) (3 p.). Vienna, Austria.
  Articles in volumes / proceedings - 2006
Arndt, S.S. (2006). The “mouse fitness centre”: an efficient, standardized scan of the physical condition and sensorimotor integrity of mice. In L.P.J.J. Noldus, F. Grieco, L.W.S. Noijens & P.H. Zimmerman (Eds.), Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2005 (pp. 62-66) (5 p.). Wageningen: Noldus.
  Meeting Abstract - 2017
Arndt, S.S., Mazlan, N.H., van t Klooster, J.G., van Lith, H.A., Kirchhoff, S., Hoekman, M.F.N., Avsaroglu, H. & Ohl, F. (01.09.2017). Comparison of 2 blood sampling methods in mice to increase animal welfare and the reliability of experimental results. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 56 (5), (pp. 644-644) (1 p.).
  Meeting Abstract - 2016
Bakker, J., Roubos, S., Arndt, S.S., Kronen, P. & Langermans, J. (2016). Comparison of 4 Different Anesthetic Protocols in Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Case report. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 55 (1), (pp. 106).
  Abstract - 2017
Arndt, S.S. & Goerlich, V.C. (27.06.2017). Assessing risks– which factors may affect animal welfare?.
Arndt, S.S., Mazlan, N.H., van t Klooster, J.G., van Lith, H.A., Kirchhoff, S., Hoekman, M.F.N., Avsaroglu, H. & Ohl, F. (12.10.2017). Comparison of 2 blood sampling methods in mice to increase animal welfare and the reliability of experimental results. (1 p.).
Arndt, S.S. & Goerlich, V.C. (05.09.2017). Welfare risk assessment plans - identification and characterization of potential risks and benefits.
  Abstract - 2016
Endenburg, N., van Lith, H.A., Arndt, S.S. & Ryan, S. (27.09.2016). Dog population management, human rabies and dog welfare. (1 p.).
Bakker, Jaco, Roubos, Sandra, Remarque, Edmond, Arndt, S.S., Kronen, Peter & Langermans, Jan (13.06.2016). The consequences of premedication with buprenorphine, butorphanol ortramadol on anaesthesia safety induced with IV alphaxalone. (1 p.).
  Abstract - 2009
Salomons, Amber, Espitia-Pinzon, Nathaly, Reinders, Niels, Kirchhoff, Susanne, Arndt, Saskia & Ohl, Frauke (12.06.2009). Characterisation of non-adaptive anxiety in two inbred mouse strains. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
  Abstract - 2008
Arndt, Saskia, Laarakker, Marijke Caroline, van Lith, Hein, A., van der Staay, Franz Josef & Ohl, Frauke (16.05.2008). IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL HOUSING ON EXPERIMENTAL BEHAVIOR OF MALE MICE. (1 p.).
  Abstract - 2007
Arndt, Saskia, Laarakker, Marijke Caroline, van Lith, Hein, A. & Ohl, Frauke (11.06.2007). Housing and husbandry standards in mice – the effects of social housing and testing order on experimental behaviour.
  Abstract - 2005
Laarakker, Marijke Caroline, Schetters, D., van Raai, J., Sommer, R., Arndt, Saskia & van Lith, Hein, A. (01.09.2005). Association between plasma magnesium-ion concentration and anxiety in inbred mice. (1 p.).
  Editorial activity - 2013
Arndt, S.S. (2013) Editorial board member Stress, Brain and Behaviour (Journal)
  Publication peer-review - 2016
Arndt, S.S. (2016) Peer reviewer Biology Letters (Journal)
Arndt, S.S. (2016) Peer reviewer Die Naturwissenschaften (Journal)
Arndt, S.S. (2016) Peer reviewer PLoS One (Journal)
  Publication peer-review - 2013
Arndt, S.S. (2013) Peer reviewer Pediatric Research (Journal)
Arndt, S.S. (2013) Peer reviewer Progress in Neurobiology (Journal)
  Publication peer-review - 2012
Arndt, S.S. (2012) Peer reviewer Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics (Journal)
Arndt, S.S. (2012) Peer reviewer Psychoneuroendocrinology (Journal)
  Publication peer-review - 2010
Arndt, S.S. (2010) Peer reviewer Lab Animal (Journal)
Arndt, S.S. (2010) Peer reviewer Laboratory Animals (Journal)
  Publication peer-review - 2009
Arndt, S.S. (2009) Peer reviewer Physiology and Behavior (Journal)
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CURENT RESEARCH TOPICS

Animal behaviour in relation to animal welfare and –health

Changes in behaviour over time in reaction to environmental changes

  • Influence of factors, like management and husbandry related changes, on changes in behaviour (i.e. welfare)

Behavioural representation of emotional states in animals

  • Identification of factors/circumstances inducing negative or positive emotional states
  • Refinement of housing conditions, handling- and training methods, experimental procedures

Behavioural methods to study cognitive capacities of animals

  • Collaboration School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln (reptile cognition and welfare)

Abnormal animal behaviour  

  • Development of extended ethograms for detecting occurrence and/or prevalence of abnormal behaviours and identification of missing behavioural elements (i.e. welfare impairment)
  • Collaboration with department of Farm Animal health (Behaviour & Welfare group)

Behavioural animal models

  • Validation and development of behavioural animal models for emotional pathologies like pathological anxiety
  • Collaboration with department of Farm Animal health (Behaviour & Welfare group)

New technology in combination with behavioural- and physiological measurements

  • Validation and implementation of combined behavioural-, thermographic-, and other (non-invasive) physiological measurements of stress

Risks to animal welfare due to certain management strategies

Animal welfare management plans

  • Development of plans to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate risks that might affect animal welfare negatively.

Species conservation projects

  • Black grouse reintroduction project, De Hoge Veluwe National Park, The Netherlands; African painted dog conservation project, Zimbabwe.

 

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

National: Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk; Department of Farm Animal Health and Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University

International: Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne, Germany; School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK

 

SELECTION OF INVITED LECTURES 

2018: National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), UK

2017 : Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Beerse, Belgium

2016 : Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University, School of Liberal Arts, Utrecht University

2015 : University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden; Interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme ‘Brain and Cognitive Sciences’, University of Amsterdam

2014: Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University

2013: Refinement Symposium of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Basel, Switzerland

2011: Symposium ‘Because animals are just like Humans?’, University of Applied Sciences, Delft; Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV) Meeting, Basel, Switzerland; Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth

2010: ESLAV, LAVA and AFSTAL Congress ‘Vets for Life!’, Toulouse, France,; Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) and Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science (Scand-LAS) joint symposium, Helsinki, Finland

2009: International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS) Congress, St-Petersburg, Russia; Harlan Laboratories Ltd., Horst, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht

2006-2008: Neuroscience Symposia, University of Cologne, Germany

2005: International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen

2003: Neuroscience Symposium, University of Cologne, Germany, Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

2001: 5th Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth

2000 : Consensus Conference Behavioral Phenotyping of Mouse Mutants, Cologne, Germany; International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Nijmegen 

 

 

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Teaching

My personal educational philosophy focusses on intellectual growth and thinking across borders.

 

Selection of coordination and lecturing 

2015–present: Chair/coordinator Master’s degree programme track ‘Animal Welfare Management, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2015–present: Member of team e-learning module ‘Humane endpoints’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2015–present: Coordinator Species specific course ‘Rodents and Rabbits’ within course on Laboratory Animal Science (art. 9 WoD), Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2013–2015: Executive / coordinator team e-learning module ‘Teaching and assessment of the veterinary profession domain: Health and Welfare’ (‘Het onderwijzen en toetsen van beroepscompetentie domein: Gezondheid en Welzijn’), Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2013–present: Project leader e-learning module ‘Learning to observe behaviour of ill and healthy animals in a safe learning environment while getting narrative feedback‘(Gedrag van zieke en gezonde dieren in een veilige leeromgeving leren observeren en automatisch narratieve feedback hierop krijgen’), Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2012–present: Coordinator and Lecturer Bachelor course ‘Adaptation & Welfare” (blok 16), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. Lectures: ‘Animal Welfare 1 & 2”, Practical ‘Behaviour of small Laboratory Animals”

2012–2015: Coordinator and Lecturer Elective Master course ‘Ethology & Welfare”, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University. Lectures: ‘Introduction to Ethology & Welfare”, ‘Animal Welfare”

2012–2014: Coordinator / Executive / Supervisor development of education programme regarding attitudes towards animals and animal derived materials within the veterinary curriculum, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2011–2014: Coordinator and Lecturer Postgraduate Master ‘Animal Welfare’, Modules ‘Animal Behaviour’ and ‘Animal Management & Care’, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. Lectures and assignments

2006–present: Coordinator Internships department Animals in Science & Society, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2005–2012: Coordinator and Lecturer Postgraduate Master ‘Laboratory Animal Science’, Module ‘Behaviour, welfare and stress’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. Lectures and assignments

2005–present: Coordinator and Lecturer Practical ‘Behaviour of rodents’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

 

 

 


 

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