At the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), we are pleased to release the most updated scientific, technical and social program for the TT2013 meeting and the associated hands-on workshop that will be held in Guangzhou (China), starting on February 25, 2013. The TT2013 meeting, organized by Ming Zhao and his colleagues of the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, will begin on Sunday, February 24, with an optional pre-meeting dinner and cruise upon Pearl river, the already classical get-together style of kicking off the last TT meetings, where all participants are kindly invited to participate in order to gather, meet old friends and colleagues and get to know new ones, putting “names to faces” in our field.
The scientific part of the meeting will be held at the Baiyun International Convention Center, in Guangzhou, starting early on Monday, February 25, and will progress until Wednesday, February 27, in the afternoon. We have 33 scientific talks from invited guest speakers, with a wide range of topics in animal transgenesis, including those lectures corresponding to the 9th ISTT Prize (Allan Bradley, Hinxton, UK) and 2nd ISTT Young Investigator Award (Toru Takeo, Kumamoto, Japan), generously sponsored by genOway and inGenious Targeting Laboratory, respectively. We have also selected four short oral presentations among the many submitted abstracts sent to the TT2013 meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Transgenic Research (Springer), the scientific journal to which the ISTT is proud to be associated with.
Following the TT2013 meeting, and starting on Thursday, February 28, a 3-day hands-on workshop on basic microinjection and useful techniques in animal transgenesis will take place in Guangzhou, at the Sun Yat-sen University. The TT2013 workshop, limited to 30 participants, is organized by Wenhao Xu (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA), 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), who hosts the workshop in his institution.
Registration for the TT2013 meeting at reduced fees is still possible until November 30, 2012. Thereafter, standard registration will begin, until January 31, 2012. If you plan to attend the TT2013 meeting we kindly advise you to register as soon as possible, in order to benefit from cheaper registration fees. In addition, there are still a few slots available for the workshop. These will be filled according to first come/first serve scheme.
Looking forward to meeting you all in Guangzhou! Let’s enjoy another great Transgenic Technology meeting together!