WEB released for the Course and Symposium on Mouse Cryopreservation, Campinas, Brazil, November 22-26, 2010

Course and Symposium on Mouse Cryopreservation, Campinas, Brazil, November 22-26, 2010
Course and Symposium on Mouse Cryopreservation, Campinas, Brazil, November 22-26, 2010

The course on “Cryopreservation of Mouse Germoplasm” and the associated symposium on “Animal Models and Cryopreservation“, to be held in Campinas (Brazil), November 22-26, 2010, has released its new web site. These course and symposium are organized by the University of Campinas and the Multidisciplinary Center for Biological Investigation on Laboratory Animal Science, and it is co-sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). The ISTT Members Jorge Stzein and Martina Crispo are members of the Organizing Committee.

As it is stated in the symposium’s web page: “It is aimed to trigger the development of close cooperation between specialists from CEMIB and those from other institutions world wide, to train a group of biologists in cryopreservation and assisted reproduction techniques and to stimulate discussions to address the future needs and requirements of the Brazilian Scientific community in this area.”

A symposium report: New generation GMOs. Refinement in procedures, Helsinki 2010

SYMPOSIUM :New generation GMOs: Refinement in procedures, Helsinki 2010
SYMPOSIUM :New generation GMOs: Refinement in procedures, Helsinki 2010

The symposium on “New generation GMOs: Refinement in procedures“, chaired by Belén Pintado and Jan Bas Prins, co-sponsored by the International Society forTransgenic Technologies (ISTT), organized within the Scand-FELASA 2010 meeting “New paradigms in laboratory animal science”, was held in Helsinki (Finland), on June 14-17, 2010. The event was a great success and higlighted the importance of “promoting the activities of ISTT among scientific collectives not directly involved in transgenesis, but that have close contact with present or future individuals that may benefit from our society”, as Belen Pintado concluded in her meeting report.

White creamy chimeras at the ISTT collection of mouse pictures

Mouse chimera generated by injecting E14 ES cells into albino blastocysts (picture by Sergey Kupriyanov)
Mouse chimera generated by injecting E14 ES cells into albino blastocysts (picture by Sergey Kupriyanov)

New images have been added to the ISTT collection of mouse pictures. Our colleague, Sergey Kupriyanov (The Scripps Research Institute, Mouse Genetics Core, La Jolla, CA, USA), has contributed with new pictures of beautiful “white creamy” mouse chimeras, obtained by injecting E14 ES cells into an albino blastocyst. Up to 264 pictures and 60 videos are now available from the ISTT web site, members-only section, illustrating different aspects of the generation and analysis of transgenic animals. This great multimedia resource is most appreciated for teaching and learning purposes.

The colors of mice: new book published on genetics of pigmentation in mice

The colors of mice
The colors of mice

A new book on genetics of mouse pigmentation has been just published, entitled “The colors of mice: a model genetic network” by M. Lynn Lamoreux, Véronique Delmas, Lionel Larue and Dorothy C. Bennett (Wiley, 2010). According to publisher’s page, this new book “… showcases a blend of new technologies and new insights in the field of pigmentary genetics of mice, with comparative information on other animals…”

FELASA 2010 – next week in Helsinki

FELASA 2010, Helsinki (Finland), June 14-17
FELASA 2010, Helsinki (Finland), June 14-17

Next week, on June 14-17, will be held the FELASA 2010 meeting in Helsinki (Finland), devoted to “New Paradigms in Laboratory Animal Science”. This meeting is co-sponsored by ISTT. Current ISTT Treasurer, Belen Pintado, co-chairs a workshop on “New generation GMOs from a laboratory animal perspective“.