Douglas Strathdee and his colleagues have prepared the following collection of eight Posters to advertise the TT2014 meeting, illustrated with beautiful Edinburgh pictures. Please, help us announcing and disseminating the TT2014 meeting by putting one or several of these Posters at your centres, institutions, facilities, departments, universities. The TT meeting is a unique forum occurring every 18 months where to discuss the latest technical developments and applications on animal transgenesis. This is a conference that can’t be missed by anyone interested in this subject! Thanks for helping us advertise the TT2014 meeting!
One of the most important assets of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), is the amount of information on animal transgenesis accummulated through the archives of the ISTT_list and tg-l email lists. Currently, more than 27,000 messages are fully available to ISTT members, conveniently organized in searchable and dynamic archives. The traditional transgenic-list (tg-l), operative since 1996 and offered from the ISTT web server since the end of 2011, has distributed over 22,000 messages since then, whereas the ISTT_list, associated and born with our Society in 2006, has disseminated some 5,000 messages, discussing both lists on almost each and every topic, issue or situation related directly or indirectly with animal transgenesis. All this endless information resource is fully available to ISTT members, through powerful search engines. Non-ISTT members subscribing to tg-l have access only to the most recent messages distributed through the tg-l, using the simple search engine, which allows simple searches and outputs the 50 most recent messages discussed on the subject of interest. In contrast, ISTT members have access to more sophysticated searching engines and the output always contains all messages archived on the matter investigated.
Obtaining granted access to these rich sources of information is very easy and cheap. Simply apply for ISTT membership! Submit now your application to become a member of the ISTT and you will get immediate and full access to all these messages.
Applicants who are not yet members of the ISTT may join the ISTT and simultaneously submit their Registration Award application. Only those applications from members who have paid their current (2014) annual fees will be considered.
Applicants must first register for the TT2014 meeting and select, as a payment method, “Application for Registration Awards.” The ISTT will send the registration fee of those selected directly to the TT2014 meeting organizer.
Applications and additional required documents (see below) should be sent, along with the meeting registration confirmation, to the official ISTT email address, email@example.com, by June 30, 2014.
Additional documentation required:
a) Applicant’s CV
b) For ordinary members, a letter from the applicant describing how he/she will benefit from attending the TT meeting
c) For technician/student members, a letter of support from the applicant’s PI or supervisor stating how attendance will benefit the applicant’s career.
Liz Patton, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, The University of Edinburgh
Carl Tucker, Biomedical Research Resources, The University of Edinburgh
Tim Czopka, Centre for Neuroregeneration, The University of Edinburgh
Koichi Kawakami, Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan
Stephen Ekker, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Keith Joung, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Henry Roehl, Department of Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield
Robert Kelsh, Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Biology and Biochemistry, The University of Bath
Martin Denvir, The University of Edinburgh/British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The University of Edinburgh
David Lyons, Centre for Neuroregeneration, The University of Edinburgh
Dirk Seiger, Centre for Neuroregeneration, The University of Edinburgh
Karthikeyani Paranthaman, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, The University of Edinburgh
Abstracts: All TT2014 participants are encouraged to submit their work as an abstract for poster presentation at the TT2014 meeting. Abstracts should be submitted no later than June 30, 2014. Accepted abstracts will be published in the scientific journal Transgenic Research (Springer), to which the ISTT is associated. A limited number of abstract submissions will be selected and invited to present their findings in the form of a short oral presentation within the main meeting program. Abstracts are invited on all aspects of Transgenic Technologies, including the conference themes as listed below:
New technologies in animal transgenesis
Embryo stem cells
Target nucleases or Editing nucleases (ZFNs, TALENs, CRISPRs)
Imaging with transgenic animals
Mouse models of human disease
Zebrafish models of human disease and transgenesis
ISTT Registration Awards: Application to ISTT registration awards for the TT2014 meeting is OPEN. A minimum of six registration awards for ISTT members will be sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). Applications should be sent, along with the registration confirmation and the requested additional documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2014. The ISTT will pay the Registration Fee of all applicants selected for an award. Please note that applicants not selected for an award are required to pay the coresponding registration fee. Please note the Award covers registration fees and attendance at all social events, however, does not cover travel, accommodation expenses or attendance at pre meeting events. Award decisions will be communicated by July 15, 2014 and awardees will receive a diploma at the TT2014 Meeting. Deadline for submitting application for ISTT Registration Awards for TT2014: 30 June 2014. Registration Award decisions will be communicated by 15 July 2014.
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.
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.
Today, on June 1st, 2013, Jan Parker-Thornburg, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA, and Manager of the Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility (GEMF), has stepped down from the ISTT council, voluntarily, after having been part of the ISTT Executive Committee since the inception of this Society, in 2006, being elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. With her most generous gesture, Jan allowed a new council member to be elected in 2013, and gave herself the required distance from council, in order to prepare herself to run for the elections of the next President of the ISTT during 2014, as she recently declared, hoping to deserve and receive the support from ISTT members and be elected among any additional candidate.
Dear Jan, on behalf of the entire ISTT family, you truly deserve our gratitude, respect and a big applause. Let’s hope that this farewell is only transient and soon you will come back to lead and further boost our Society!
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to announce the latest updated scientific program for the 11th Transgenic Technology (TT2013) meeting, which will be held in Guangzhou, China, on February 25-27, 2013, followed by a 3-day hands-on practical workshop on basic microinjection techniques, on February 28-March 2, 2013. The TT2013 Meeting is organized by Prof. Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou) and will be held at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center. The associated hands-on workshop is organized by Dr. Wenhao Xu (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA) in collaboration with Prof. Liangping Li (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China), Prof. Jing An (Cancer Institute, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China) and Prof. Ming Zhao. The practical workshop will be held at the Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. Submission of late abstracts will be still accepted until January 24, 2013. Standard Registration fees apply until January 31, 2013. Registration to attend the TT2013 meeting should be done through the TT2013 meeting web site. Please register soon to attend the 2013 Edition of this world reference conference-series on animal transgenic technology.
The updated TT2013 program includes the following confirmed invited speakers:
Fernando Benavides (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX, USA)
Allan Bradley (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton/Cambridge, UK) ISTT Prize
James Bussell (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton/Cambridge, UK)
Shannon Byers (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA)
Michael Dobbie (Australian Phenomics Facility, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
Scott Fahrenkrug (Recombinetics, Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Malcolm France (Sydney, Australia)
Xiang Gao (Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University, Nanjing, PR China)
Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán (Dep. Animal Reproduction, INIA, Madrid, Spain)
Yann Herault (Institut Clinique de la Souris, ICS and IGBMC, Illkirch/Strasbourg, France)
Benoît Kanzler (Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany)
Dietmar Kappes (Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Takashi Kohda (Department of Epigenetics, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
Thomas Kolbe (Biomodels Austria and Institute for Biotechnology in Animal Production, IFA-Tulln, Austria)
Takashi Kuramoto (Institute of Laboratory Animals, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
Liangxue Lai (Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Science, Guangzhou, PR China)
Jinsong Li (Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, PR China)
Ning Li (State Key Laboratories for Agrobiotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, PR China)
Depei Liu (Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, PR China) TT2013 Opening Lecture
Pentao Liu (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton/Cambridge, UK)
Kent Lloyd (University of California, Davis, CA, USA)
Kyle D. Lutes (Department of Computer and Information Technology-CIT Faculty, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)
Shoukhrat Mitalipov (Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU, Beaverton, OR, USA)
Naomi Nakagata (Center for Animal Resources and Development, Kumamoto University, Japan)
Catheryn O’Brien (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
Masaru Okabe (Genome Information Research Center Research, Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan)
Jan Parker-Thornburg (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA)
Xin-an Pu (The Ohio State University, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, USA)
Toru Takeo (Center for Animal Resources and Development, Kumamoto University, Japan) ISTT Young Investigator Award
Zhu-Gang Wang (Shanghai Research Center for Model Organisms, Shanghai, PR China)
Guoliang Xu (Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, PR China)
Bo Zhang (College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, PR China)
Qi Zhou (The State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China)
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) wishes a happy new year and all the best for 2013 to all its members and the entire community of technicians, students and scientists directly or indirectly related to animal transgenesis and animal biotechnology. We have just launched the joining/renewal campaign for 2013 ISTT memberships. We hope that all our 2012 ISTT members will remain with us one more year and that new colleagues will join our Society during 2013. Also, as it has become a new year’s tradition from the ISTT, we have prepared the corresponding 2013 ISTT calendar, this time illustrated with beautiful chimera pictures made by the ISTT Member Benoît Kanzler (Freiburg, Germany), a true artist picturing mice. This calendar, which also contains a number of ISTT and related events indicated, is made freely available to everyone for downloading from the ISTT web site. Looking forward to receive your renewals and requests for registration at the ISTT!
We are most pleased to announce that, today, October 15, 2012, the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) has reached 600 members registered. This is a great landmark for a society founded in January 2006. Thanks to all current and previous members for contributing to this fantastic success. Congratulations to all of you! Congratulations to the ISTT!!! And let’s hope we can meet next year, as many ISTT members as possible, in Guangzhou (China), in February 2013, at the 11th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2013).
Besides exciting discussions on science and technology for the generation and analysis of transgenic animals, the TT2013 meeting will also provide opportunities to relax, meet and chat with your colleagues while visiting Guangzhou and its surrounding area. For the TT2013 meeting, the Organizers have prepared for participants a most interesting social program and after-meeting-tour including a pre-meeting dinner cruise on the Pearl River, a sightseeing tour in Guangzhou and an after meeting-tour to Beijing, the capital of PR China.
Companies willing to exhibit their products and services at the TT2013 meeting are most welcome to participate and kindly invited to browse the TT2013 meeting sponsorship opportunities for both the main conference and the associated hands-on workshop.