ISTT co-sponsors Course on Managing Mouse Colonies: Genetics, Breeding & Welfare (6-8 June 2012, WTGC, Hinxton, UK)

ISTT co-sponsors Course on Managing Mouse Colonies: Genetics, Breeding & Welfare (6-8 June 2012, WTGC, Hinxton, UK)
ISTT co-sponsors Course on Managing Mouse Colonies: Genetics, Breeding & Welfare (6-8 June 2012, WTGC, Hinxton, UK)

The International Society for Transgenic Technology (ISTT) is most pleased to announce the co-sponsorship of the 2012 Edition of the popular training Course on Managing Mouse Colonies: Genetics, Breeding & Welfare, organized as a collaborative effort by four institutions: MRC Harwell, the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, the RSPCA Transgenic Training Working Group (TTWG) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The course will be held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, on June 6-8 June 2012. Registration deadline: 29 February 2012. ISTT members are entitled to a reduced registration fee.

This training Course aims to introduce experienced technicians and scientific staff involved with the management of genetically-modified mouse colonies to best practice with respect to the 3Rs and animal welfare. The programme covers historical and current best practice in the maintenance of genetically-modified mouse colonies for scientific research and the differing disciplines involved in production, phenotyping and archiving. Topics covered will include: Topics covered will include: nomenclature, basic colony management, maintaining transgenic and gene-targeted lines, breeding for experimental purposes and maintenance of high health status colonies.

Scientific organisers
James Bussell Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, ISTT member
Neil Dear Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, UK
Nikki Osborne RSPCA, UK
Sara Wells Medical Research Council, Harwell, UK

Keynote speakers
Karen Steel Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ian Jackson Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, UK

Confirmed tutors
James Bussell Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, ISTT member
Neil Dear Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, UK
Adrian Deeny University College London, UK
Martin Fray Medical Research Council, Harwell, UK, ISTT member
Richard Houghton Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, ISTT Member
Natasha Karp Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Nikki Osborne RSPCA, UK
Sara Wells Medical Research Council, Harwell, UK
Jacqui White Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ben Woodman Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, UK


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