Meeting Report: Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models

Montevideo participants The International Course and Mini-Symposium: Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (BM) Animal Models, hosted by Martina Crispo and Alejo Menchaca was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 7-18 September, 2015. This is the first time this combined course and workshop was held, and it was a resounding success. This meeting was co-sponsored by the ISTT, Inc.

More than 60 people attended during the two weeks of the Course, including participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, USA, France, Greece, Japan and, of course, Uruguay. The activities were so successful that speakers and participants requested to repeat it next year.

Here are some phrases of acknowledgment from the speakers and students:

“Martina, Alejo,

Fantastic work on everything you have done: course organization, parties! Thanks so much for you never ending hospitality!

Un fuerte abrazo,




You and Alejo put up an AMAZING symposium, and I believe it created very strong interactions between all participants. You should be praised for what you did. There arenĀ¹t many organised seminars where professional relationships end up as friendships! If I can be of any assistance in the future, please let me know. It would be a blessing to help you in any way. This trip was an unforgettable experience.

Take care.



“Dear colleagues,


During the last two weeks (5 to 18 September 2015), Martina Crispo and Alejo Menchaca, along with members of their teams at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo and the Instituto de Reproduccion Animal de Uruguay, respectively, organized the International Course and Symposium on Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models, where I had the pleasure to participate along with several other colleagues and friends.

Thanks Martina and Alejo for the organization of this symposium and course!



As organizers, we thank the ISTT for your support and hope you will be present for next editions of this course! Please have a look at our detailed meeting report online now in Transgenic Research.


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