2011 Cryopreservation Course EMMA-JAX, Monterotondo, Italy, October 17-21

2011 Cryopreservation Course EMMA-JAX, Monterotondo, Italy, October 17-21
2011 Cryopreservation Course EMMA-JAX, Monterotondo, Italy, October 17-21

The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – “A. Buzzati-Traverso” Campus and The Jackson Laboratory offer the 2011 edition of a comprehensive course on cryopreservation of mouse embryos, sperm and ovaries. This Cryopreservation Course is financially supported by the EU FP7 Capacities Specific Program, through the European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA). The Course will be held in Monterotondo, Italy, on October 17-21, 2011.

The course is offered to teach methods in cryopreservation for banking of various strains of mice used in research, including inbred, transgenic and knock-out strains. Several methods of cryopreservation are now available and because no single method is adequate for all the various strains of mice being developed, a variety of methods are taught. The course is designed primarily as a “hands-on” laboratory program in which participants learn techniques for the cryopreservation of cleavage-stage embryos, spermatozoa and ovaries.

Course faculties include: Stanley P. Leibo, Robert Taft, Jane Farley, Sian Clements, Marcello Raspa, Ferdinando Scavizzi, Raffaele Matteoni, Susan Marschall, Martin Fray and K.C. Kent Lloyd. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants and early application is advised. Deadline for applications: September 20, 2011.

Flyer with information about the 2011 EMMA-JAX Cryopreservation Course

Application form

Course Information email address: cryocourse@ibc.cnr.it

Social Program for the TT2011 meeting

Social Program for the TT2011 meeting
Social Program for the TT2011 meeting

The Social Program for the 10th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2011) has been released. Besides having prepared an exciting list of speakers and topics that will be covered at the TT2011 meeting, we have also organized a Social Program, that we hope you will find interesting, including a a pre meeting private dinner cruise upon the Starlite Princess Authentic Paddlewheeler. We will provide transport to and from the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. All tickets must be booked in advance. The dinner cruise will take place on Sunday October 23, 2011, the day before the TT2011 meeting begins. Please contact us at the TT2011 email address for additional information. We hope that you will attend the TT2011 Social Events to meet colleagues old and new.

Important deadlines to take into account for the TT2011 meeting:

30 June 2011: submission of abstracts for the TT2011 meeting

30 June 2011: application for ISTT registration awards

30 June 2011: application for ISTT Young Investigator Award

31 July 2011: early bird registration for the TT2011 meeting

Comments requested by the NIH on the Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Comments requested by the NIH on the Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Comments requested by the NIH on the Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

NIH requests public comments on whether it should adopt the 8th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as a basis for evaluation of institutional programs receiving or proposing to receive Public Health Service support for activities involving animals. NIH also requests public comments on NIH’s proposed implementation plan which would require that institutions complete at least one semiannual program and facility evaluation using the eighth edition of the Guide as the basis for evaluation by March 31, 2012.

Comments Deadline: March 25, 2011, 11:59pm EDT.

ISTT Young Investigator Award

ISTT Young Investigator Awards - sponsored by iTL
ISTT Young Investigator Awards - sponsored by iTL

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), in collaboration with inGenious Targeting Laboratory (iTL), has establised the ISTT YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD that will be given at the Transgenic Technology (TT) Meetings.

The ISTT Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a young scientist who will keep the field of transgenic technologies vibrant with new ideas and who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree. The ISTT Young Investigator Award is generously sponsored by inGenious Targeting Laboratory (iTL).

The ISTT Young Investigator Award is associated to funds that will serve to defray the costs related to the participation of the ISTT Young Investigator awardee at the corresponding TT Meeting, including: TT meeting registration fee, travel expenses to the TT meeting venue and accommodation during the meeting dates for the awarded candidate, with a maximum being set to 1500 Euros. All ISTT Young Investigator awardees will be given 1 year Ordinary ISTT Membership and a diploma, that will be provided at the ISTT Awards Ceremony, within the TT Meeting Program.

Instructions for participating and additional information is provided at the ISTT Young Investigator Award web page, within the ISTT web site.

ELEGIBILITY criteria for ISTT Young Investigator Awards

Nominees must be active in research, in the field of transgenic technologies, at the time the award is given. Nominees must have received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within the past 10 years.

NOMINATION criteria for ISTT Young Investigator Awards

Nominations must be made or endorsed by an ISTT member. Nominee does not have to be an ISTT member. Self nomination is not permitted. No person may nominate more than one candidate.

PROCEDURE for participating in the ISTT Young Investigator Awards selection process

Nominations must be made or endorsed by an ISTT member and should include: the CV of the nominee, a document highlighting the achievements made by the nominee in the field of transgenic technologies, and a message or document confirming the nominee’s acceptance to participate in the ISTT Young Investigator Award selection process. All documents should be sent by the ISTT Member nominating the candidate to the ISTT email address:
istt@transtechsociety.org

Currently we are accepting nominations for the TT2011 ISTT Young Investigator Award
DEADLINE for submitting nominations: June 30, 2011.

Decision for the TT2011 ISTT Young Investigator Award will be communicated by July 16, 2011