NorIMM meeting in Finland: Mouse as a Model Organism – From Animals to Cells
NorIMM meeting: Mouse as a Model Organism – From Animals to Cells
NorIMM is a Nordic network for communication between the current infrastructures for generation and phenotyping of genetically modified mice in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. This interesting Scandinavian initiative, directed by Taina Pihlajaniemi (Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland), organised last week a meeting on “Mouse as a model organism – From animals to cells” (Rovaniemi and Oulu, Finland, June 2-6, 2009). The head of the Meeting Organizing Committee was Raija Soininen (Biocenter, University of Oulu), a member of ISTT.
The aim of the conference “Mouse as a model organism – from animals to cells”, was to provide first-hand information about the latest developments in the technology in generation and analysis of mouse models, and present the students and other researchers an opportunity to meet the experts. The meeting program included two parts. First, a 2,5-day symposium on June 2-4, 2009 in Rovaniemi with talks by invited speakers and a poster session with short oral presentations. The second part was a Summer school organized in Oulu on June 5-6, 2009 with lectures, group discussions, short talks by students, and demonstrations in Biocenter Oulu core facilities. Invited speakers included: Martin Hrabé de Angelis, Kari Alitalo, Andras Nagy, Lluís Montoliu, Francis Stewart, Bill Skarnes, Cory Brayton, Paul Schofield, Janan T. Epig, John Hancock, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Donald McDonald, Agnes Noël, Olivier de Wever, Sandra McAllister and Rolf Reed.