The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be participating and/or co-sponsoring numerous events during the month of June 2013. At first, on June 7, 2013, our ISTT colleagues from Nantes (France), Ignacio Anegon and Séverine Ménoret, experts in the generation of transgenic rats, will be holding their 2013 Nantes Transgenic meeting on “Technical advances in the generation of transgenic animals and in their applications“. Next, on June 10-13, 2013, in Barcelona (Spain), the 12th FELASA-SECAL congress will take place, where the ISTT will be participating in two ways. First, the ISTT will co-sponsor the satellite workshop on Mouse Sperm Cryopreservation, to be held within the 2013 FELASA meeting, on 10 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain, and organized by ISTT members Jorge Sztein (NIH, USA) and Jesús Martínez-Palacio (CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain). Second, the ISTT will be participating as exhibitor and will attend the 2013 FELASA meeting. The ISTT will have a booth in Barcelona (#230), manned by the ISTT administrative assistant, Alison Cameron, and where all ISTT members (and non-ISTT members) are welcome to visiting us. Finally, immediately next, our ISTT colleagues from The Netherlands, Marian Van Roon (VU, Amsterdam) and Sjef Verbeek (LUMC, Leiden), have organized their 2013 Workshop on Innovative Mouse Models (IMM2013). This 7th Workshop on Innovative Mouse Models will be held on 13-14 June 2013, at the Leiden University Medical Center, LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands, and the ISTT will be co-sponsoring also this event. ISTT members will be entitled to reduced registrations at all these events, proudly co-sponsored by the ISTT.
These are the official results of the 2013 ISTT elections, for choosing a new ISTT Vice-President and two new council members. Benoît Kanzler (Freiburg, Germany) has been elected ISTT Vice-President. Karen Brennan (Sydney, Australia) and Jorge Sztein (Rockville, MD, USA) have been elected new ISTT council members. All three candidates received the support of the majority of voting ISTT members. The official start of their four-year term will begin on January 1, 2014. However, they will be immediately appointed as elected ISTT Vice-President and elected ISTT council members, respectively, to overlap and interact with the rest of officers and council members during 2013, in order to become familiar with the administrative and managing tasks of our Society. Congratulations to all of them!.
The ISTT would like to express its respect and sincere appreciation for the willingness, committment and generousity of all candidates participating in this ISTT election process, including Wenhao Xu (Charlottesville, VA, USA), who did run also for the ISTT Vice-Presidency.