ISTT President: Lluis Montoliu
ISTT Secretary: Carlisle Landel
ISTT Treasurer: Belen Pintado
ISTT Council Members: Sarah Johnson, Jan Parker-Thornburg, Shirley Pease
The Nominations Committee has been contacting potential candidates and requesting their willingness to participate in the current election process. Accordingly, ISTT Officers and Council Members proposed as candidates are:
ISTT President 2011-2014, 1 candidate: Lluis Montoliu
ISTT Secretary 2011-2014, 1 candidate: Carlisle Landel
ISTT Treasurer 2011-2014, 1 candidate: Manuel Sanchez-Martin
ISTT Council Members 2011-2014 (3 seats available/5 candidates), Mary-Ann Haskings, Jan Parker-Thornburg, Shirley Pease, Marian van Roon and Elizabeth Williams
Non-honorarium ISTT Members with voting rights are those that have already renewed in 2010 or have requested 2010 ISTT Membership renewal. To vote, please visit the members-only section of the ISTT web site.
Today, Nature publishes an interesting article by Vierbuchen et al. where authors demonstrate that only three transcription factors (Ascl1, Brn2 (also called Pou3f2) and Myt1l) suffice to efficiently convert mouse embryonic and postnatal fibroblasts into functional neurons in vitro. The resulting neuronal cells appear to be functional in vitro and are called induced Neurons, or iN cells, and, most importantly, have been obtained without involving the use of ES cells or iPS cells, therefore avoiding the pluripotent stem cell step and, hence, avoiding the potential risk of tumorigenicity associated with the use of stem cell-derived neuronal cells. Further experiments would be required to validate this innovative approach in vivo and its potential relevance for human cell therapies in regenerative medicine.
Registration for attending the next TT2010 meeting is no longer possible. We thank for your interest. We have reached the maximum number of participants that are allowed at the MDC venue. If you have any question, comments or doubts, please contact the TT2010 Registration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The archived messages distributed since 1996 by the transgenic-list, the official list of ISTT, created in July 1996 by Peter Sobieszczuk, and the reference channel for discussing any scientific or technical issues related to the generation and the analysis of transgenic animals and transgenic research in general, are now available for ISTT Members from the members-only section of the ISTT web site. All messages have been converted to a MySQL database that will be regularly updated and can be searched, through a set of convenient searchengines, by date, author, email address, subject and content of the messages, using both independently all these parameters or in a combined format. The archive contains more than 17000 messages that have been posted since 1996 and represents the widest and most complete compilation of topics, issues, troubles and common questions and answers related to transgenic research, worth consulting before attempting to ask a new question and a very good resource of information for anyone starting to work in this field.
The foundation occurred only a few months after the initial discussions, triggered at the TT2005 meeting, hold in Barcelona and organized by Lluis Montoliu. Nelson Khoo, Johannes Wilbertz and Lluis Montoliu decided to put forward the initiative after several successful Transgenic Technology meetings, mostly organized by Johannes and his colleagues in Sweden. In 2006, in Madrid, six persons acted as founders of the new Society: Belen Pintado, Francina Langa, MCarmen Muñoz, Sagrario Ortega, Anna Pujol and myself. All six founder members have continued registered as ISTT Members during these past years.
Four years and two additional TT meetings later (TT2007, in Brisbane, organized by Elizabeth Williams; TT2008, in Toronto, organized by Kristina Nagy, Marina Gertsenstein and Andras Nagy) we have more than 400 members registered from all over the world. The number of members has been increasing, year after year, in a progressive manner, thus demonstrating the success of the initiative and all the interest generated. Thanks to all ISTT Members and ISTT sponsors over these four years for having contributed to the success of this Society.
Looking forward to meeting you all in Berlin, at the TT2010 meeting (March 22-24, 2010).
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Happy New Year!. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) starts in 2010 its fifth year of life. Requests for ISTT Memberships Renewals and new Registrations are being accepted from the ISTT web page. During the first four years of our short history we have maintained the same annual membership fees. For 2010, we have decided to slightly increase them, to compensate the higher expenses and subcontracted services that ISTT currently requires for its normal operation. This increase was approved in the last Annual ISTT General Assembly, held on November 17, 2009 at the ISTT Chat room.
New Annual ISTT Membership Fees: Ordinary and Corporate membership fees will cost now 70 Euros, whereas Technician/Student membership fees will cost now 35 Euros. We appreciate your collaboration and understanding and kindly invite you all to register or renew your 2010 ISTT Membership through the JOIN section of the ISTT web site.