Videos from talks at the TT2013 meeting in China are available for ISTT members

Videos from talks at the TT2013 meeting in China are available for ISTT members
Videos from talks at the TT2013 meeting in China are available for ISTT members

We have uploaded videos from 25 of the 37 talks from selected invited speakers attending the past 11th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2013), held in Guangzhou (China), on 25-27 February 2013, and organized by Ming Zhao and his co-worker Xiangguang Wu, from the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou. Ming Zhao and Xiangguang Wu kindly provided the original videos from those invited speakers that approved their distribution among ISTT members, from the members-only area of the ISTT web site. On behalf of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) I would like to thank both the speakers who approved the distribution of these video-talks and our colleagues from Guangzhou for technical help and for providing the original video files. The videos presented from TT2013 include the following talks:

Qi Zhou
The State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China)
From Haploid Stem Cells to Transgenic Mice

Jinsong Li
Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, PR China
Generation of genetically modified mice by oocyte injection of androgenetic haploid embryonic stem cells

Naomi Nakagata
Center for Animal Resources and Development, Kumamoto University, Japan
Overview and Progress in sperm cryopreservation and IVF
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee Break, Posters and Exhibitors, 45 min break

Michael Dobbie
Australian Phenomics Facility, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
The Australian Phenomics Network: Creating and Delivering New Research Tools and Resources

Bo Zhang
College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, PR China
TALEN Mediated Genome Modification in Zebrafish

Liangxue Lai
Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, PR China
Generation of PPAR? mono-allelic knockout pigs via zinc-finger nucleases and nuclear transfer cloning

Benoît Kanzler
Max-Planck Inst. for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany
Developing cutting edge technologies while still maintaining excellent basic services

Thomas Kolbe
Biomodels Austria & Inst. For Biotech. in Animal Production, Tulln, Austria
The business aspects of running a transgenic unit

Lluís Montoliu
National Center of Biotechnology, CSIC, Madrid, Spain; ISTT President
Introduction to the 9th ISTT Prize for outstanding contributions to transgenic technologies

Allan Bradley, 9th ISTT Prize
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
Embryonic stem cell technology 1980-2013: A personal journey over three decades

Fernando Benavides
MD Anderson CC, Smithville, TX, USA
The impact of genetic background in mouse and rat models: concerns and solutions

Shannon Byers
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Assisted Reproduction Strategies in Mice Short Oral Presentations selected among submitted abstracts:

Francina Langa
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Frozen versus fresh embryos for ES cell microinjections: a comparative study with BALB/cN and C57BL/6N strains from seven transgenic facilities

Gonzalo Moreno
Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, CSIC/UMH, Alicante, Spain
A New Methology for serial sperm collection in Mice

Kyle D. Lutes
Department of Computer and Information Technology-CIT Faculty, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Computer software application options for laboratory data management

Malcolm France
Sydney, Australia
Animal ethics and animal rights: lessons from history and implications for the future

James Bussell
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UKBalancing High Throughput Production and Phenotyping with Animal Welfare, Care and Husbandry

Wiebke Garrels
Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Mariensee, Germany
Precision genetic engineering in the pig genome and skin transplantation between members of a syngenic clone cohort carrying different vital reporter transposon

Takashi Kohda
Department of Epigenetics, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Gene expression changes induced by intracitoplasmic sperm injection

Shoukhrat Mitalipov
Oregon National Primate Res. Center, OHSU, Beaverton, OR, USA
Primate chimeras and ES cells

Yann Herault
Institut Clinique de la Souris, ICS and IGBMC, Illkirch/Strasbourg, France
Overview of cre-mouse lines resources

Takashi Kuramoto
Institute of Laboratory Animals, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
National BioResource Project for the Rat in Japan

Zhu-Gang Wang
Shanghai Research Center for Model Organisms, Shanghai, PR China
Studies on the physiological functions of novel G-protein-coupled receptors in mice

Pentao Liu
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
Rapid and Efficient Reprogramming of Mouse Somatic Cells to iPS Cells Using Six Factors.

Toru Takeo, 2nd ISTT Young Investigator Award
Division of Reproductive Engineering, Center for Animal Resources and Development-CARD, Kumamoto University, Japan
Efficient production of mouse embryos via chemically assisted in vitro fertilization using frozen- thawed sperm

All these videos from talks at the TT2013 video are available for ISTT members, within the members-only area.

Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page

Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page
Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page

There is life beyond mice and rats, there are many additional interesting and useful genetically-modified animal models beyond those made using rodents. Rodents are great animal models for genetic/genomic analyses and for the first preliminary experimental tests. However, larger mammals are more suitable to study most human diseases and to develop therapies and treatments. Likewise, other vertebrates, such as chicken and fish, are also very interesting and useful to develop applications in animal biotechnology. At the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) we have an increasing population of members working with all these other non-rodent genetically modified animals. The reference meeting in this area is the Transgenic Animal Research Conference (TARC), organized by ISTT Member James Murray (UC Davis, CA, USA) every two years, in August. The ISTT has had the pleasure to co-sponsor the last three editions of this conference series, in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In addition, in response to an increased interest by new ISTT members, a session devoted to non-rodent transgenic animals has been regularly scheduled in the last TT meetings (i.e. TT2011 and TT2013).

Now, from the ISTT web site, we would like to contribute disseminating and informing about all these other non-rodent transgenic animal models by launching a new web page with a collection of available resources for livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animals. This page contains links to several academic and private institutions working with non-rodent transgenic animals. The list is not exhaustive and will be progressively updated and expanded with your suggestions and recommendations. Hence, if you are working in this field and your web page is not yet included in this web page, please contact us at and we will correct, modify or add your suggested information. Thanks in advance for your expected collaboration!.