Transgenic Research – Online First™: Articles available before print publication

Transgenic Research - Online First™ : Articles available before print publication
Transgenic Research - Online First™ : Articles available before print publication

Transgenic Research, published by Springer, is the scientific journal associated to the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). Now you can read all articles available before print publication, using the Online First web resource. This is a most interesting tool that allows direct access to the latest papers on animal transgenesis. ISTT members are entitled to access all the journal contents, including Online First articles, through the members-only section of the ISTT web site.

These are some of the recent papers in the field, already available through the Transgenic Reseach Online First web resource. A good number of them are co-authored by ISTT members.

Activation of GH signaling and GH-independent stimulation of growth in zebrafish by introduction of a constitutively activated GHR construct
A. S. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Feng Xiong, Shao-Chen Pang, Mu-Dan He and Michael J. Waters, et al.
Online First™, 29 August 2010

Pig transgenesis by Sleeping Beauty DNA transposition
Jannik E. Jakobsen, Juan Li, Peter M. Kragh, Brian Moldt and Lin Lin, et al.
Online First™, 29 August 2010

Cytochrome b5 null mouse: a new model for studying inherited skin disorders and the role of unsaturated fatty acids in normal homeostasis
Robert D. Finn, Lesley A. McLaughlin, Catherine Hughes, Chengli Song and Colin J. Henderson, et al.
Online First™, 30 July 2010

Development of a BAC vector for integration-independent and tight regulation of transgenes in rodents via the Tet system
Kai Schönig, David Kentner, Manfred Gossen, Tina Baldinger and Jun Miao, et al.
Online First™, 17 July 2010

GH overexpression causes muscle hypertrophy independent from local IGF-I in a zebrafish transgenic model
Rafael Y. Kuradomi, Márcio A. Figueiredo, Carlos F. C. Lanes, Carlos E. da Rosa and Daniela V. Almeida, et al.
Online First™, 16 July 2010

Using standard nomenclature to adequately name transgenes, knockout gene alleles and any mutation associated to a genetically modified mouse strain
Lluís Montoliu and C. Bruce A. Whitelaw
Online First™, 16 July 2010

A new method to efficiently produce transgenic embryos and mice from low-titer lentiviral vectors
Kai Miao, Min Guo, Lei An, Xiao Ling Xu and Han Wu, et al.
Online First™, 28 June 2010

A new transgenic mouse line for tetracycline inducible transgene expression in mature melanocytes and the melanocyte stem cells using the Dopachrome tautomerase promoter
Susan L. Woods and J. Michael Bishop
Online First™, 25 June 2010

PhiC31 integrase induces efficient site-specific excision in zebrafish
Jianjun Lu, Lisette A. Maddison and Wenbiao Chen
Online First™, 17 June 2010

The recombinant chimeric antibody chHAb18 against hepatocellular carcinoma can be produced in milk of transgenic mice
Jingjing Wei, Xiangmin Yang, Min Zheng, Meili Wang and Yunping Dai, et al.
Online First™, 14 June 2010

Pathologic progression of mammary carcinomas in a C3(1)/SV40 T/t-antigen transgenic rat model of human triple-negative and Her2-positive breast cancer
M. J. Hoenerhoff, M. A. Shibata, A. Bode and J. E. Green
Online First™, 14 June 2010

Production of recombinant human lysozyme in the milk of transgenic pigs
Jia Tong, HengXi Wei, XiaoFang Liu, WenPing Hu and MingJun Bi, et al.
Online First™, 14 June 2010

Identification of germline competent chimaeras by copulatory plug genotyping
Stephen Wilson and Steven A. Sheardown
Online First™, 14 June 2010

Reproductive abnormalities in mice expressing omega-3 fatty acid desaturase in their mammary glands
William E. Pohlmeier, Russell C. Hovey and Alison L. Van Eenennaam
Online First™, 7 June 2010

Genetic polymorphisms among C57BL/6 mouse inbred strains
Esther Zurita, Mónica Chagoyen, Marta Cantero, Rosario Alonso and Anna González-Neira, et al.
Online First™, 27 May 2010

Genomic integration of adenoviral gene transfer vectors following transduction of fertilized mouse oocytes
Nancy Larochelle, Rolf Stucka, Norman Rieger, Lothar Schermelleh and Gudrun Schiedner, et al.
Online First™, 13 May 2010

9th transgenic technology meeting (TT2010) in Berlin, Germany: a meeting report
Thomas L. Saunders and Peter Sobieszczuk
Online First™, 24 April 2010

A novel transcript for DNA repair gene Ercc1 in mouse skin
L. Song, A. G. Winter, J. Selfridge and D. W. Melton
Online First™, 21 April 2010

Rederivation of transgenic mice from iPS cells derived from frozen tissue
Angus Yiu-Fai Lee and K. C. Kent Lloyd
Online First™, 15 April 2010

Genetic transformation of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella L., with piggyBac EGFP
Holly J. Ferguson, Lisa G. Neven, Stephen T. Thibault, Ahmed Mohammed and Malcolm Fraser
Online First™, 13 April 2010

Zebrafish eggs used as bioreactors for the production of bioactive tilapia insulin-like growth factors
Shao-Yang Hu, Chia-Hsuan Liao, Yi-Pei Lin, Yen-Hsing Li and Hong-Yi Gong, et al.
Online First™, 6 April 2010

Enhanced expression of human cDNA by phosphoglycerate kinase promoter-puromycin cassette in the mouse transthyretin locus
Zhenghua Li, Gang Zhao, Jingling Shen, Kimi Araki and Kyoko Haruna, et al.
Online First™, 6 April 2010

Efficient mammalian germline transgenesis by cis-enhanced Sleeping Beauty transposition
Daniel F. Carlson, Aron M. Geurts, John R. Garbe, Chang-Won Park and Artur Rangel-Filho, et al.
Online First™, 29 March 2010

Spatial p21 expression profile in the mid-term mouse embryo
Douglas B. Vasey, C. Roland Wolf, Ken Brown and C. Bruce A. Whitelaw
Online First™, 28 March 2010

Chemokine CXCL14/BRAK transgenic mice suppress growth of carcinoma cell xenografts
Kazuhito Izukuri, Kenji Suzuki, Nobuyuki Yajima, Shigeyuki Ozawa and Shin Ito, et al.
Online First™, 23 March 2010

Conditional inactivation of TGF-? type II receptor in smooth muscle cells and epicardium causes lethal aortic and cardiac defects
Dominique Langlois, Mohammad Hneino, Lamia Bouazza, Ara Parlakian and Takako Sasaki, et al.
Online First™, 10 March 2010

Human stanniocalcin-1 or -2 expressed in mice reduces bone size and severely inhibits cranial intramembranous bone growth
Jennifer Johnston, Yudith Ramos-Valdes, Lee-Anne Stanton, Sadia Ladhani and Frank Beier, et al.
Online First™, 20 February 2010

Fitness aspects of transgenic Aedes fluviatilis mosquitoes expressing a Plasmodium-blocking molecule
Maíra N. Santos, Paula M. Nogueira, Fernando B. S. Dias, Denise Valle and Luciano A. Moreira
Online First™, 13 February 2010

Production of mouse chimeras by injection of embryonic stem cells into the perivitelline space of one-cell stage embryos
Yves De Repentigny and Rashmi Kothary
Online First™, 8 February 2010

Expression of Caenorhabditis elegans RNA-directed RNA polymerase in transgenic Drosophila melanogaster does not affect morphological development
Guowen Duan, Robert B. Saint, Chris A. Helliwell, Carolyn A. Behm and Peter M. Waterhouse, et al.
Online First™, 6 February 2010

Evaluating the fitness of human lysozyme transgenic dairy goats: growth and reproductive traits
Kathryn A. Jackson, Jolene M. Berg, James D. Murray and Elizabeth A. Maga
Online First™, 4 February 2010

ISTT will attend the 61st AALAS national meeting

61st AALAS national meeting
61st AALAS national meeting

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will attend the forthcoming 61st national meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), on October 10-14, 2010. ISTT currently holds an AALAS Affiliate Membership, as a not-for-profit organization. Ass. Prof. Jan Parker-Thornburg (MD Anderson CC, Houston, Texas, USA), member of the ISTT Executive Committee, will lead the ISTT representation at the AALAS meeting in Atlanta. The ISTT will have a booth. Everyone is invited to visit us at the AALAS meting in Atlanta. ISTT already participated last year at the previous 60th AALAS meeting, held in Denver (CO, USA).

Job Offer: ISTT Administrative Assistant

Job Offer: ISTT Administrative Assistant
Job Offer: ISTT Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to help manage all administrative aspects of the Society.

ISTT is a non-profit association officially registered in Spain, with a current world-wide membership of about 440 people. The candidate must be Spanish, or a citizen of an EU country, or authorised resident of Spain with granted permission to work in Spain. The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English. The candidate must be familiar with the Internet and Microsoft Office or similar programs. Webmaster skills are desirable but not essential.

This is a part-time job that may be conducted from home. It is expected to require an average of up to two hours per day, but workloads will be higher during certain times of the year, primarily during the peak period of membership renewals, and during the organization of the periodic Transgenic Technology (TT) meeting, which is held every 18 months. The candidate must be able to travel to TT meetings. The Society will provide the candidate with a portable computer, Internet access, and a mobile telephone to conduct Society business.

The candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

•Registering new members and renewing existing memberships
•Maintaining current contact information (email addresses, etc.) for all members
•Assisting the ISTT Treasurer with tracking of incomes and expenses
•Assisting the ISTT Secretary with the preparation and distribution of minutes from ISTT General Assemblies and ISTT council meetings (normally held once a year)
•Monitoring ISTT contacts with sponsors
•Acting as a central contact point between TT meeting organizing committees and the companies hired to assist with the meetings
•Mailing ISTT materials to members and other interested people (posters, flyers, gadgets, etc.)
•Attending TT meetings to help represent the ISTT and to help with administrative duties (on-site registration, ISTT handouts, and other ISTT tasks). The ISTT will pay all necessary expenses (travel, lodging, and meals) of the administrative assistant to attend TT meetings.
•Maintaining an ISTT agenda and sending reminders to ISTT members of upcoming deadlines (e.g., membership renewals, meeting registrations, etc.)

Salary will be negotiated according to expertise.

Interested candidates should contact ISTT by email ( and include a CV and any additional information that could be relevant for this job. Selected candidates may be invited for an interview in Madrid, at the ISTT address (CNB-CSIC).

Program of the QTRN’s 6th Annual Symposium

Program of the QTRNs 6th Annual Symposium, Montreal, Nov 13, 2010
Program of the QTRN's 6th Annual Symposium, Montreal, Nov 13, 2010

The scientific program of the 6th Annual Symposium of the Quebec Transgenic Research Network (QTRN) has been published. This meeting is co-sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). This year, the symposium is devoted to “Focus on new transgenic models and their phenotyping”. The symposium will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, at the Centre de Recherche du CHUM-Hôpital St-Luc, Université de Montréal, on November 13, 2010.