Dr. Janja Novak
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- Examination of the relation between husbandry procedures to animal welfare and experimental outcomes with particular emphasis on refinement. More info
Her PhD project involved looking at affective states in laboratory mice, developmental aspects of stereotypic behaviour, and mechanisms underlying these abnormal behaviours and she graduated in 2016 from the University of Bern.
Novak J, Stojanovski K, Melotti L, Reichlin TS, Palme R, Würbel H. (2016). Effects of stereotypic behaviour and chronic mild stress on judgement bias in laboratory mice. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 174, 162-172.
Novak J, Bailoo JD, Melotti L, Würbel H. (2016). Effect of cage-induced stereotypies on measures of affective state and recurrent perseveration in CD-1 and C57BL/6 mice. PLoS ONE, 11(5): e0153203.
Novak J, Bailoo JD, Melotti L, Rommen J, & Würbel H. (2015). An exploration based cognitive bias test for mice: Effects of handling method and stereotypic behaviour. PloS ONE, 10(7): e0130718.