The EMBO Course on “Genetics of laboratory rodents” was recently (Nov. 24-Dec. 5, 2008) held at the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo (Uruguay). The course was organised by Martina Crispo (Transgenic and Experimental Animal Unit, Institut Pasteur Montevideo) and her colleagues, with the co-sponsorship of ISTT. A report of this course, prepared by Martina Crispo, is available at the EVENTS page of the ISTT website.
Martina Crispo must be congratulated and praised for the successful organization of this course in Montevideo. Twenty one students, technicians and scientists from various South-American countries (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay) attended this course and were exposed to both theoretical and practical lessons regarding rodents genetics and mouse and rat transgenesis methods, according to the announced program.