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Having been trained as ethologist/zoologist in Giessen (Germany) and Cologne (Germany), dr. Saskia S. 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 came to Utrecht in 2005 and became an associate professor in 2016.

She is responsible for content, evaluation and development of education at the department of Animals in Science & Society and combines her passion for teaching and research excellence with her passion for animal behaviour, animal welfare and veterinary medicine.

Her main research focus is on developing knowledge regarding new, mainly ethological, methods allowing to interpret animal emotions and regarding the translation of this knowledge to frames of thinking and discussion for the veterinarian and other stakeholders in the field of animal welfare.

 

 

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Curriculum vitae

Academic Positions

2016–present Associate Professor, Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division of Animal Welfare & Laboratory Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

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

2005–2009 Postdoctoral fellow and Junior Lecturer Department Animals in Science & Society, Division Animal Welfare & Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University

2004–2004 Head of laboratory / Postdoctoral fellow Cognitive Neurobiology group, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

1999–2004 PhD student with scientist position Cognitive Neurobiology group, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

1998–1998 Scientist Yerkes Regional Primate Centre, Atlanta, USA

Further academic functions

Examiner Bachelor course Neurosciences, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

Advisor course on Laboratory Animal Science, University of Istanbul, Turkey

Education

2016 Participant professional development of staff program ‘Vet2020’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2015–2016 Leadership in teaching (onderwijskundig leiderschap) qualification, Center of Excellence in University Teaching (CEUT)

2013 Senior teaching qualification for Higher Education (Senior Kwalificatie Onderwijs), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2009 Teaching qualification for Higher Education (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2004 Certification post-graduate professional one-year training ‘Management’ (project management, organisation, marketing, human resources management), TÜV Rheinland Academy, Cologne, Germany

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

1998 MSc in Biology, University of Cologne, Germany. Final year project, Yerkes Regional Primate Centre, Atlanta, USA. Thesis title: ‘The distribution and function of reconciliation in a group of pig-tailed Macaques’

Faculty and Departmental Administration / Management

2016–present Member of the advisory board, management team Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2016–present Member of the advisory board for the Animal Welfare Body Utrecht

2016 Member of the advisory group, professional development of staff program ‘Vet2020’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2013–present Chair staff representatives Faculty Council, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2012–present Member of the Board of the 3Rs Centre, Utrecht Life Sciences

2011–present Member of Faculty Council, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

Awards

2014 Award Elective Master Course ‘Ethology & Welfare’ (chair) as ‘One of the best three master courses of the Graduate School of Life Sciences’, Utrecht University

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

2014 Animal Welfare Enhancement Award of the Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing ‘What can we learn from social strategies about the animal's state of welfare?’

2006–2007 Research grant from the ECLAM and ESLAV Foundation, ‘Housing and husbandry standards for mice’

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

2001 Research grant from the Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Circadian rhythmicity in mice’

2001 Grant for material expenses, Bayer AG, Wuppertal, Germany, ‘Behavioural phenotyping of potential mouse models for Alzheimer’s Disease’

2001 Grant for material expenses, Microsoft, Munich, Germany, ‘Database project mouse mutants’

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

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

Selection of invited lectures

2016 Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University, Introduction week for all first year Master’s students, ‘Scientific & Personal integrity’

2016 School of Liberal Arts, Utrecht University, ‘Animal Welfare – a concept to be approached from different disciplines’

2015  University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden, ‘Happy Animals make good Science’

2014 Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University, Introduction week for all first year Master’s students, ‘Animals in Science & Society’

2015 Interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme ‘Brain and Cognitive Sciences’, ‘Animals in Science and Society, University of Amsterdam Animals in Science & Society, track ‘Cognitive Neuroscience’

2013 Refinement Symposium of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Basel, Switzerland, ‘Welfare assessment based on adaptive capacities’

2011 Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV) Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, ‘Co-species housing in mice and rats: Effects on physiological and behavioral stress responsivity’

2011 Symposium ‘Because animals are just like Humans?’, University of Applied Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands, ‘Emotions in Animals’

2010  ESLAV, LAVA and AFSTAL Congress ‘Vets for Life !’, Toulouse, France, ‘Individual- vs. group-housing in mice: effects on behaviour and stress responses’

2009 Harlan Laboratories Training Course, The Netherlands, ‘Pain & stress in laboratory animals – consideration, monitoring & prevention in order to increase the reliability of results’

2009 University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, ‘Animal Behaviour and the 3Rs’

2008 Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Anxiety and Pain’

2006 Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Animal Models and Anxiety’

2005 Measuring Behavior Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, ‘The ‘mouse fitness centre’: A standardized test system to assess motor function’

2003 Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘What’s wrong with my mouse? – Behavioural phenotyping of Mouse Mutants’

2001 5th Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting ‘The advantages of the mutant mice behaviour network ‘MMB’, Doorwerth, The Netherlands

2000  Measuring Behaviour ‘The Mutant Mice Behavior Network’ Measuring Behavior Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Selection of panels

2016 Member organising committee ‘Teaching Parade Utrecht University’

2016 Chair ‘Education Day’ Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2014 Member of the scientific committee congress ‘The Veterinary Science Day’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2014 Member of the scientific committee / chair congress ‘First European Workshop on Painted Dogs: Paint (in) the future of the Painted Dogs: connecting zoo & wildlife’, Kerkrade, The Netherlands

2012 Chair session ‘Animal welfare and environment’, Mining Animals Conference, Utrecht

2010–present Member of the Dutch Society for Laboratory Animal Science (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Proefdierkunde (NVP))

2001 Organizer and chair session ‘The Mutant Mouse Bank (MMB)-database: an instrument for the standardisation of behavioural testing methods?’, Dutch Endo-Neuro-Meeting, Doorwerth, The Netherlands

2000 Organizer and chair ‘Consensus Conference -Behavioral Phenotyping of Mouse Mutants’, Cologne, Germany

2000  Chair Special interest group ‘The Mutant Mice Behavior Network’, Measuring Behaviour Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Editorial duties & reviewing activities

2013–present Editorial board member, ‘STRESS, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR’

2005–present Referee for several international journals including Physiology & Behavior, Lab Animal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, Biology letters

 

 

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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.).
  Articles - 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.).
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.).
Arts, J.W.M., Kramer, K., Arndt, S.S. & Ohl, F. (2012). The impact of transportation on physiological and behavioral parameters in Wistar rats: Implications for acclimatization periods. ILAR Journal, (pp. doi: 10.1093/ilar.53.1.82) (17 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). Chapter 3: 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.
Nordquist, R.E., Meijer, E., van der Staay, F.J. & Arndt, S.S. (28.06.2017). Chapter 39: 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.
  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 - 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., 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.).
  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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Research topics

• Emotional perception and adpatational processes in animals 

• Individual animal welfare as being related to social group functioning 

• Validation and development of animal models for emotional pathologies 

• Determination of certain behavioural patterns and development of predispositions to

   pathologies in animals 

• Behavioural and physiological read-out parameters for emotional states in animals  

• Interaction of emotional and cognitive processes in animals  

• Animal Welfare Risk Assessment strategies  

• Refinement strategies within the Laboratory Animal Sciences  

Research collaborations  

Biomedical Primate Research Centre (Rijswijk, The Netherlands) – primate welfare  

Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne (Germany) – animal models for Alzheimer’s disease 

Science awards

2014 Animal Welfare Enhancement Award of the Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing ‘What can we learn from social strategies about the animal's state of welfare?’

2006–2007 Research grant from the ECLAM and ESLAV Foundation, ‘Housing and husbandry standards for mice’

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

2001 Research grant from the Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Circadian rhythmicity in mice’

2001 Grant for material expenses, Bayer AG, Wuppertal, Germany, ‘Behavioural phenotyping of potential mouse models for Alzheimer’s Disease’

2001 Grant for material expenses, Microsoft, Munich, Germany, ‘Database project mouse mutants’

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

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

Faculty and Departmental Administration / Management related to research

2015–present Group leader ‘Refinement of animal experiments’, Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2010–present Member of the scientific committee, Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2009–present Executive / Supervisor junior lecturers, PhD students, technicians, Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2005–present Supervisor Administration and coordination animal experiments, Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

Supervision of research projects

Since 2016 Supervisor/second co-promotor Drs. Janneke Van der Laan ‘Canine welfare monitoring: Evaluating variables as convenient indicators of adaptability of individual dogs to challenging environments’

Since 2014 Co-promotor Drs. Marloes Van der Goot ‘Refinement of methods to assess emotional reactivity in laboratory mice and rats’

Co-promotor Drs. Manon Schaap ‘Unraveling the central processing of pain by studying brain activity and behaviour in rats’, graduated October 2013

Co-promotor Dr. Hetty Boleij ‘Emotional perceptions in mice: Studies on judgment bias and behavioural habituation’, graduated June 2013

Co-promotor Dr. Amber Salomons ‘The Anxious Mouse: Implications for preclinical research and animal welfare’, graduated January 2011

Co-advisor of several PhD projects, Utrecht University, University of Tübingen, Germany, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, University of Amsterdam / RIVM, The Netherlands

Supervision of Honors students within Master’s degree programme, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

Supervision of Master- and undergraduate students during their internships, Utrecht University. Topics include: Animal Welfare, Animal Behaviour, Animal Cognition, Pain in Animals, Laboratory Animal Science, Emotional perception of Animals

Thesis supervision and examination of Master- and undergraduate students, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Science, Utrecht University. Topics include: Animal Welfare, Animal Behaviour, Animal Cognition, Pain in Animals, Laboratory Animal Science, Emotional perception of Animals, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Stress

Supervision of Master students during their internships, BPRC, Rijkswijk, The Netherlands Topic: Primate Welfare

Selection of invited lectures

2016 Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University, Introduction week for all first year Master’s students, ‘Scientific & Personal integrity’

2016 School of Liberal Arts, Utrecht University, ‘Animal Welfare – a concept to be approached from different disciplines’

2015 University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Leeuwarden, ‘Happy Animals make good Science’

2014 Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University, Introduction week for all first year Master’s students, ‘Animals in Science & Society’

2015 Interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme ‘Brain and Cognitive Sciences’, ‘Animals in Science and Society, University of Amsterdam Animals in Science & Society, track ‘Cognitive Neuroscience’

2013 Refinement Symposium of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Basel, Switzerland, ‘Welfare assessment based on adaptive capacities’

2011 Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV) Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, ‘Co-species housing in mice and rats: Effects on physiological and behavioral stress responsivity’

2011 Symposium ‘Because animals are just like Humans?’, University of Applied Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands, ‘Emotions in Animals’

2010 ESLAV, LAVA and AFSTAL Congress ‘Vets for Life !’, Toulouse, France, ‘Individual- vs. group-housing in mice: effects on behaviour and stress responses’

2009 Harlan Laboratories Training Course, The Netherlands, ‘Pain & stress in laboratory animals – consideration, monitoring & prevention in order to increase the reliability of results’

2009 University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, ‘Animal Behaviour and the 3Rs’

2008 Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Anxiety and Pain’

2006 Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘Animal Models and Anxiety’

2005 Measuring Behavior Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, ‘The ‘mouse fitness centre’: A standardized test system to assess motor function’

2003 Neuroscience Symposium Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany, ‘What’s wrong with my mouse? – Behavioural phenotyping of Mouse Mutants’

2001 5th Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting ‘The advantages of the mutant mice behaviour network ‘MMB’, Doorwerth, The Netherlands

2000 Measuring Behaviour ‘The Mutant Mice Behavior Network’ Measuring Behavior Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

 

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Teaching

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

Teaching awards

2014 Award Elective Master Course ‘Ethology & Welfare’ (chair) as ‘One of the best three master courses of the Graduate School of Life Sciences’, Utrecht University

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

Faculty and Departmental Administration / Management related to teaching

2015–present Member of the Faculty board of education (portefeuillehouder onderwijs), Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

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

2015–present Member of the Master's degree programme core team, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2015–present Member of the advisory committee ‘Species specific courses within courses on Laboratory Animal Science (art. 9 WoD)’ to be developed at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2015–present Member advisory committee Education Incentive Fund (Facultair Stimuleringsfonds Onderwijs, FSO), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2014–present Coordinator of course on Laboratory Animal Science (art. 9 WoD)

2013–present Project leader e-learning module development, Department of Animals in Science & Society, Utrecht University

2012–present Tutor Teaching qualification for Higher Education (BKO), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2012–present Member of the Master Education Committee ‘Research’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2012–present Member of working group ‘Implementation of the new EU legislation regarding Laboratory Animals’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

2012–present Chair of the Bachelor Education Committee ‘Adaptation & Welfare’ (blok 16), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University 

2012–2015 Chair Elective Master course ‘Ethology & Welfare’, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Utrecht University

2011–present Examiner Master track Management and societal responsibility of the Veterinarian / Responsible use of Laboratory Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

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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