You can donwload a 1-page flyer for the 11th Transgenic Technology (TT2013) meeting, that will be held in Guangzhou (China), on 25-27 February 2013, followed by a 3-day practical course (28 February-2 March 2013) on basic procedures in transgenesis. Please print this 1-page advert and help the ISTT disseminating our most important event among anyone interested.
After 16 years and more than 20,000 messages posted one could ask: what are we talking about in the transgenic-list? What are the topics mostly discussed in this very popular list among people interested in animal transgenesis? One way to address this question is by using Wordle, a program that analyzes a text and extract the words that are mostly used and draws a graphic where the most frequent words appear more prominently.
What you see above is the result of providing Wordle with the subjects from these more than 20,000 messages posted through the tg-l over the past 16 years. Watching the resulting graphic provides a rather clear answer: we appear to be mostly talking about ES cells, mice, embryos, transgenic, injection, IVF, DNA, etc… but clearly, ES cells is the most popular topic at the tg-l. Intreresting. A simple but very informative manner to present the usage of words in subjects of messages posted through the transgenic-list.
Our colleague Tom Fielder (University of California, Irvine) has been just re-elected ISTT council member for his second and last consecutive term, after receiving the majority of votes from ISTT members participanting in the recent election process. His new scheduled term as member of the ISTT Executive Committee will begin on January 1st, 2013 and will last until December 31st, 2016. Congratulations Tom! and many thanks to all candidates that have generously participated in this 2012 ISTT elections process and to all ISTT members that have voted. Next elections for ISTT council member (1 seat) will be held during the first half of year 2013.
We welcome all attendees who are in the process of generating genetically-modified animals or who perform the experiments that follow to determine the corresponding phenotypes of such transgenic animals. The program should be of interest to scientists, group leaders, postdoctoral researchers, facility managers, technicians and PhD students working directly or indirectly with genetically-modified animals. We invite you to participate and contribute to this conference where we will discuss the latest technology developments, the newest applications and strategies in biology, biomedicine and biotechnology using transgenic animals. Companies and institutions with an interest in this field are kindly invited to participate and share their latest technologies. We encourage you to submit abstracts to be presented at the TT2013 meeting.
Epigenetic alterations during mouse transgenesis and cloning
Epigenetic reprogramming by oocytes
Targeted nucleases, ZFNs and TALENs, in transgenesis
Livestock Genome Editing with TALENS
Transgenic mice and ZFNs
KO pigs and ZFNs
Zebrafish and TALENs
Ethics, animal welfare and regulations
Health monitoring protocols and transgenic facilities
Animal welfare and international mouse consortia
Impact of genetic background in mouse and rat models
Assisted reproduction strategies in mice
Primate chimeras and ES cells
Rat functional genomic initiatives
National BioResource Project for the rat
Animal models of human diseases
ES and iPS cells
transposon (PiggyBac)-mediated mutagenesis
Round-table discussion: Running a transgenic facility
Running a transgenic facility: The business aspect of running a transgenic unit
Running a transgenic facility: managing errors, difficulties
Running a transgenic facility: Staying on the cutting edge of technology while still maintaining basic services
Rat/mouse chimeras and iPS/ES cells
Overview of cre-transgenic mouse lines resources
China/Asia/Oceania in the International Mouse Functional Genomics Consortia
The Shanghai Research Center for Model Organisms
The TT2013 meeting will be held at the Baiyun International Convention Center-Oriental International Convention Hotel in Guangzhou, the largest comprehensive five-star hotel in Southern China, with an established record of hosting successful meetings and perfect supporting facilities. Located on the Baiyun Mountain, in the Baiyun New Town and overlooking the Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area and the Oriental Resort, this Convention Center is a fully equipped, self-contained meeting resort. More than 40 international air routes serve the new Baiyun International Airport, a 20 minute drive from the Baiyun International Convention Center.
After the TT2013 meeting, there will be a 3-days hands-on practical workshop on transgenic techniques, organized by Wenhao Xu (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA), Chair; Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China); Jing An (Cancer Institute, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China) and Liangping Li (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China). This workshop is limited to 30 participants. Instructors for the practical course will include: Wenhao Xu (USA), Xin-an Pu (USA), Anna Auerbach (USA), Lily Reed (USA), Xin Rairdan (USA), Barbara Stone (USA), Steven Xing (USA), Margaret Landis (USA), Katja Becker (Germany), Ronald Naumann (Germany). Techniques that will be discussed and demonstrated at this course include: basic microinjection techniques, piezo injection, laser-assisted application, non-surgical implantation, mouse colony management,… This practical course will be co-sponsored by Hamilton-Thorne, ParaTechs, Sutter/Primetech. Registration for this 3-days practical workshop must be done through firstname.lastname@example.org and the TT2013 meeting registration web page. Workshop cost: 400$ (USD).
Abstract submission deadline: October 15, 2012
Application for ISTT registration awards: October 15, 2012
Awards to be communicated by October 30, 2012
Early bird registration deadline: October 15, 2012
Standard fee registration deadline: January 31, 2013
Late registration fees & on-site registration: February 01, 2013