Today, the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting web site has been launched. And meeting registration is already open!. The TT2014 meeting is organized by ISTT members Douglas Strathdee-chair, Peter Hohenstein and Bruce Whitelaw and will be held at The Assembly Rooms, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014. Immediately following the TT2014 meeting, on October 9-10, 2014, there will be a hands-on practical workshop called ‘An Introduction to Zebrafish Transgenesis‘ which will focus on Zebrafish. Further details about this practical workshop will be announced at the TT2014 meeting web site.
The meeting is hosted by three world-class Scottish research institutes and the University of Edinburgh: the Roslin Institute; the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. All three Institutes are world-renowned for producing top quality science at the forefront of biomedical research. The TT meeting visits the UK for the first time following the previous TT meetings in Guangzhou, China (TT2013); Florida, USA (TT2011); Berlin, Germany (TT2010); Toronto, Canada (TT2008); Brisbane, Australia (TT2007) and Barcelona, Spain (TT2005). This will be the 12th meeting in the series, originally pioneered by Johannes Wilbertz (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) in 1999. Since the foundation of the ISTT in 2006, the TT meetings have been the main event sponsored by the Society.
The following speakers have confirmed their participation at the TT2014 meeting:
- David Adams, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge UK
- Ignacio Anegon, Center for Research in Transplantation and Immunology, Nantes, France
- Stephen Ekker, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
- Kat Hadjatonakis, Developmental Biology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, USA
- Coenraad Hendriksen, Institute for Translational Vaccinology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
- Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Nine Cambridge Center Cambridge, USA
- Jos Jonkers, Division of Molecular Pathology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Keith Joung, Molecular Pathology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
- Alex Joyner, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
- Koichi Kawakami, Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan
- Jim Murray, Department of Animal Science and Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, California, USA
- Stephen Murray, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
- Lluis Montoliu, ISTT President, Organising Committee, National Center of Biotechnology (CNB), CSIC, Madrid, Spain
- Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technische Universität Mu?nchen, Munich, Germany
- Pawel Pelczar, Institute of Laboratory Animal Science, Zürich, Switzerland
- Janet Rossant, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Angelika Schnieke, Livestock Biotechnology, WZW Center of Life Science, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
- Kai Schönig, Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany
- Austin Smith, Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- Sara Wells, MRC Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK
- Jacqui White, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge UK
At the TT2014 meeting, the ISTT will be awarding the 10th ISTT Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies to Prof. Janet Rossant (The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada). The ISTT Prize is generously sponsored by genOway.
At the TT2014 meeting, the ISTT will be also awarding the 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Award, generously sponsored by inGenious Targeting Laboratory. The ISTT Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a young scientist who will keep the field of transgenic technologies vibrant with new ideas and who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree.
At the TT2014 meeting, and for the first time, the ISTT Best Poster Awards, traditionally awarded to the best posters presented at the corresponding TT meeting, will be generously sponsored by Charles River.
Accepted abstracts submitted for the TT2014 meeting, will be published in the scientific journal Transgenic Research (Springer), to which the ISTT is associated.
A minimum of six registration awards for ISTT members will be sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies. Applications should be sent, along with the registration document to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2014. Award decisions will be communicated by July 15, 2014 and awardees will receive a diploma at the TT2014 Meeting.
- Abstract submission deadline June 30, 2014
- Application for ISTT registration awards deadline June 30, 2014
- Awards to be communicated by July 15, 2014
- Early Bird registration fee deadline July 31, 2014
- Standard Rate registration fee from August 1, 2014
- Late & On-Site Rate registration fee from September 22, 2014
As it is stated in the TT2014 meeting home page: “Scotland prides itself on both its life science research and the warm welcome given to visitors and looks forward to hosting TT2014“. Therefore, on behalf of the ISTT and of the TT2014 Organising Committee we invite you all to attend to the TT2014 meeting.
See you all in Edinburgh!