TT2016 – President’s Synopsis

The opening night of TT2016 was momentous promising subsequent days filled with good friends and good science. We welcomed more than 700 delegates who attended, and then proceeded to hear a wonderful talk from Andras Nagy (2005 ISTT Prize winner). Andras’ talk was followed by a delicious buffet with wine, friends, colleagues and music. The opening proved to be an excellent portent of what was to come. Over the next three days, we heard many excellent talks—talks that encompassed the use of transgenic technologies, and especially CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

Charles Gersbach presents CRISPR/Cas9 modification of the dystrophin gene
Charles Gersbach presents CRISPR/Cas9 modification of the dystrophin gene

We heard about methods to ameliorate muscular dystrophy, to humanize large animals for xenotransplantation, to make swine resistant to an endemic disease, and to examine infertility in humans. We discussed technologies that would use epigenome to target the “regulome”, that would examine non-coding areas of the genome, that would recapitulate immune syndromes in ES cells, and that would allow us to assess phenotypic changes in embryonic lethal mutant mice using imaging. We learned both the history behind the CRISPR/Cas9 system, and newer CRISPR systems that are in development. We discussed ethics, gene drive, non-injection technologies, new injection technologies, and methods of generating many more oocytes in mice. There were seventeen abstracts chosen for full presentation, examining technological developments, large CRISPR/Cas9 initiatives, and transposon-mediated transgenesis. The remainder of the more than 125 abstract submssions were displayed throughout the meeting in the spacious poster room. Three were chosen as Poster Award winners, including Vera Jansen (Optogenetic tools to study cAMP signaling in cilia and flagella), Charles-Etienne Dumeau (Efficient method for the isolation of functional single cell from the ICM of mouse blastocyst), and Hiromi Miura (Generation of knockdown mice by CRISPR/Cas9-based targeted insertion of artificial miRNA sequence). On the last day, the ISTT Young Investigator Award (sponsored by inGenious Targeting Laboratory) was given to Pablo Ross based on his work developing ES cells in farm animals.

Charles River Representative, Iva Morse, and Jan Parker-Thornburg and Elizabeth Williams (ISTT, Inc.) present the Best Poster Awards to Vera Jansen (absent), Charlie
Iva Morse (Charles River), and Jan Parker-Thornburg and Elizabeth Williams (ISTT, Inc.) present the Best Poster Awards to Vera Jansen (absent), Charles-Etienne Dumeau, and Hiromi Miura (represented by Masato Ohtsuka).
Thomas Zeyda (inGenious Targeting Laboratory) and Jan Parker-Thornburg (ISTT President) present the Young Investigator Award to Dr. Pablo Ross, UC Davis.
Thomas Zeyda (inGenious Targeting Laboratory) and Jan Parker-Thornburg (ISTT President) present the Young Investigator Award to Dr. Pablo Ross, UC Davis.
TT2016 - Cryopreservation Workshop presentation by Lluis Montoliu.
TT2016 – Cryopreservation Workshop presentation by Lluis Montoliu.

The meeting was preceded by two workshops—one on programmable nucleases (headed by Radislav Sedlacek) and one on cryopreservation (led by Martin Fray, INFRAFRONTIER). Those who attended the workshops were very pleased with the learning opportunities that were afforded them. In addition, immediately following the meeting was one additional workshop on zebrafish transgenesis (Leads: Petr Bartunek, Zbynek Kozmik, Christian Mosimann and Graham Lieschke). All of the workshops were well-attended and greatly appreciated!

First Orbis pictus lecture given by Richard Behringer.
First Orbis pictus lecture given by Richard Behringer.

There were a number of new initiatives at TT2016. We had Orbis pictus lectures—lectures designed to use pictures and clear descriptions to demonstrate answers to a problem. Richard Behringer gave an excellent, encyclopedic presentation of methods of producing genetically modified animals in a vast variety of species. Later, Thomas Boehm described how lymphoid organs developed throughout evolution to the point where vertebrates now have a thymus. Also, for the first time, we had concurrent sessions. Delegates needed to choose whether to hear about ethics in animal use, or new injection and superovulation technologies. Overall, the scientific program was exceptional!

Departing Board members
Presentation of thank-you gifts to departing ISTT Board members – Wojtek Auerbach (absent), Boris Jerchow, and Tom Fielder.

The ISTT, Inc. held its third General Assembly just prior to the Gala Dinner. During that meeting, we sadly said goodbye to three departing Board members: Tom Fielder, Boris Jerchow and Wojtek Auerbach. We also reviewed ISTT finances, membership, committee activities, and interactions with our affiliated organizations. One new ISTT initiative that was presented was an outreach committee to our members (and non-members) who perform transgenic technologies in non-rodent (generally large-animal) species. The ISTT large animal group will be headed by Martina Crispo and Bruce Whitelaw. The meeting ended with a presentation inviting membership to attend TT2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, hosted by Susan Tamowski.

A wonderful time at the Zofin Palace.
A wonderful time at the Zofin Palace.

The social program prepared by our Czech colleagues was also amazing. Delegates enjoyed the opening buffet with traditional Czech music. However, it was the Gala Dinner that proved to be the high point of the social program. The Zofin Palace was full with partygoers. The wine flowed freely, the food was wonderful, and the string quartet (plus clarinet) fantastic as well. Overall, TT2016 can be considered as one of the best TT meetings ever, and I am proud, as ISTT President, that we helped to host such a wonderful meeting. Thanks so very much to the organizers—Radislav Sedlacek, Inken Beck and Nicole Chambers. Due to their amazing work, the ISTT has again had a successful TT meeting!

The TT2016 ISTT Registration and ISTT & Genentech Travel Award Winners

The ISTT is proud to announce the winners of the TT2106 ISTT Registration Awards and the ISTT & Genentech Travel Awards.

This year, the ISTT Board of Directors has awarded 12 ISTT members an ISTT Registration Award, which will cover their registration fee for TT2016.

Registration Awardees

Congratulations to:

Samy Alghadban

Katherine Bovariak

Carmen Cucarella

Paul Devenney

Denise Grant Lanza

Melissa Larson

Peter Major

Anna Novoa

Sara Ortica

Karolina Piotrowska-Nitsche

Lucas Pitt

Selin Yagcioglu

 

Travel Awardees

The ISTT and Genentech have also awarded 2 of the successful applicants an additional travel award. The awardees are: Melissa Larson from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA and Sara Ortica Gatti from the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Paris, France. Their award includes airfare to and accommodation at TT2016. Both travel award winners will be presenting their work at the meeting.

Melissa Larson (left), Sara Ortica (right)
Melissa Larson (left), Sara Ortica (right)

 

Post prepared and submitted by Elizabeth Williams on behalf of the ISTT Board of Directors.

TT2016 Deadlines and Poster

TT2016, to be held in Prague in late March, should prove to be an exciting meeting. The scientific portion of the meeting will be from 20-23 March. In addition, there are three hands-on workshops that are available, including a Mouse Cryopreservation Workshop (16-18 March), a course on CRISPR/Cas9 programmable nucleases (16-18 March) and a Fish Transgenesis Course (23-25 March).

Early registration will close on 15 December, 2015, so register soon! Please note that ISTT members have discounted registrations, and can apply for a limited number of registration and travel awards (as detailed in e-mails sent to ISTT members). Applications and documentation for these awards must be sent in by 15 December, 2015 to istt@transtechsociety.org.

We also encourage you to submit an abstract for the poster session. A number of poster abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation, so this is an excellent opportunity to share your science. Poster submissions are also eligible for the TT2016 Poster awards. Abstracts are due by 15 December, 2015

Please note that a printable poster has been appended to this blog post. Feel free to print and post widely! Looking forward to seeing you at TT2016!

TT2016_poster A3w workshops

The TT2014 Registration Awards for ISTT members: deadline for submitting applications is 30th June

The TT2014 Registration Awards for ISTT members: deadline for submitting applications is 30th June
The TT2014 Registration Awards for ISTT members: deadline for submitting applications is 30th June

A minimum of six registration awards for ISTT members willing to attend the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014, 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 istt@transtechsociety.org by June 30, 2014. The ISTT will pay the Registration Fee of all applicants selected for one of these TT2014 registration awards. Please note that applicants not selected for an award are required to pay the corresponding registration fee. Please note the Award covers registration fees and attendance to 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.

Applications for registration awards by ISTT members should be sent to the official ISTT email address (istt@transtechsociety.org), by June 30, 2014, and should include the following documentation:

  • Applicant’s CV
  • Letter describing how the applicant will benefit from attendance at the TT meeting
  • Only for technician/students: Letter of support from the applicant’s head/supervisor stating the support to the applicant’s participation in the TT meeting and highlighting why attendance will benefit the applicant’s career

Procedure
Applicants must register first at the TT2014 website and select, as a payment method, “application for registration awards”. The ISTT will pay the Registration Fee of all applicants selected for an award. However, if they are not selected they would be kindly requested to pay the corresponding registration fee

Selection Process
The ISTT Council will examine all applications received. Registration Awards will be selected according to the documents submitted and with preference given to:

  1. Student/Technician ISTT Members
  2. ISTT Members submitting an abstract for presentation as a poster/short-oral communication at the TT meeting
  3. Any other ISTT Member

Decision
Award decisions will be communicated by July 15, 2014. Awardees will have their TT registration fees entirely waived. Awardees will receive a diploma at the Awards ceremony at the end of the TT2014 meeting. Applicants that are not yet members of the ISTT may choose to register/join first the ISTT and simultaneously submit their travel/registration award application. ISTT Registration/Travel awards for each TT meeting will only be provided to ISTT members who have paid their current annual fees.

TT2013 meeting deadlines have been extended

Guangzhou (China) holds the TT2013 meeting, 25-27 February 2013
Guangzhou (China) holds the TT2013 meeting, 25-27 February 2013

Deadlines for the TT2013 meeting have been EXTENDED !!!

Submission of Abstracts: 5 November 2012

Application for ISTT Registration Awards: 5 November 2012

Decision on ISTT Registration Awards to be communicated: 23 November 2012

Early bird registration deadline at reduced fees: 30 November 2012

Standard registration period deadline: 31 January 2013

TT2013 meeting web site: http://www.tt2013.org

TT2013 meeting email address: tt2013@transtechsociety.org

 

Haven’t you registered yet for the TT2013 meeting? China is waiting for you!

Time to register for the next ISTT meeting, TT2013, in China, 25-27 Feb 2013
Time to register for the next ISTT meeting, TT2013, in China, 25-27 Feb 2013

Dear colleagues and friends,

Time is running fast and we are progressively approaching the deadline for early bird registration at reduced fees to attend the next meeting of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), the 11th Transgenic Technology meeting, TT2013, which will be held in Guangzhou (PR China), on 25-27 February 2013. The ISTT family will visit Asia for the first time and we are all very excited about this forthcoming TT2013 meeting, organized by the ISTT member Prof. Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, PR China) and his team of colleagues and collaborators. As many as 32 international experts in our field will attend and share their latest results and developments regarding applications, methods and practices for the generation and analyses of genetically modified animals. Do not miss this opportunity to review and update your knowledge on state-of-art animal transgenesis technologies and enjoy attending the next edition of the renowned TT meeting series, periodically organized by the ISTT. You can download here, the latest TT2013 meeting program and TT2013 meeting flyer where you will find the names of confirmed invited speakers and selected hot topics in our field that will be covered during this conference.

TT2013 meeting registration fees have been maintained at reasonably reduced prices, similar to previous TT meetings. ISTT members are entitled to reduced registration fees. If you are not yet a member of the ISTT you may consider applying for ISTT membership and, immediately next, registering for the TT2013 meeting and benefit of a reduced registration fee. Bank wire transfers are the recommended payment format for the TT2013 meeting.

At the TT2013 meeting, the ISTT will be awarding Prof. Allan Bradley (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK) the 9th ISTT Prize for his outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies. The ISTT Prize is generously sponsored by genOway. In addition, the ISTT, in collaboration with inGenious Targeting Laboratory, will be also awarding the 2nd ISTT Young Investigator Award, for which candidates can be nominated by ISTT members. The ISTT will also provide several ISTT Registration Awards for ISTT members willing to attend the TT2013 meeting, according to the specified conditions.

We kindly invite you to submit your abstracts for this TT2013 meeting, detailing your most interesting and recent research, solutions, investigations or developments on any aspect related to animal transgenesis. Accepted abstracts will be eventually published in the scientific journal Transgenic Research (Springer), associated to the ISTT. 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.

A three-day hands-on practical course on basic techniques in animal transgenesis will be held also held in Guangzhou, immediately following the TT2013 meeting, on 28 February-2 March 2013. This interesting workshop, limited to 30 participants, is organized by Wenhao Xu (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA), Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China), Jing An (Cancer Institute, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China) and Liangping Li (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China) and will benefit by the participation of international experts and delegates from selected companies within our field as course instructors.

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.

The TT2013 meeting venue and hotel will be at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, the largest comprehensive international convention center with most advanced establishment and perfect supporting facilities for conferences in Southern China. Accommodation, at conveniently reduced prices, is offered for TT2013 meeting participants at the five-star hotel associated with this convention center and must be organized separately, directly by the participants, following the indications provided. Participants at the hands-on workshop will be lodged at The University Town International Hotel.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: There are certain documents all international participants willing to attend the TT2013 meeting must organize, previously, well in advance, to obtain granted permission to enter and visit China. These documents include a passport which should be valid for six months beyond the approved length of your stay in China, and a VISA. Please read carefully the indications and recommendations kindly prepared by TT2013 meeting organizers regarding how and what type of VISA every international participant attending this conference should apply for.

The important deadlines for the TT2013 meeting are:

Registration for the TT2013 meeting: OPEN
Submission of Abstracts: 15 October 2012
Application for ISTT Registration Awards: 15 October 2012
Nominations for ISTT Young Investigator Awards: 15 October 2012
Early bird registration deadline at reduced fees: 15 October 2012
Standard registration period deadline: 31 January 2013
Late registration fees & on-site registration: from 01 February 2013

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.

TT2013 meeting contact email address: tt2013@transtechsociety.org

TT2013 meeting web site: http://www.tt2013.org

See you all in Guangzhou!

Lluis Montoliu, PhD
President of the ISTT

1-page flyer for the TT2013 meeting in China

1-page flyer for the TT2013 meeting in China
1-page flyer for the TT2013 meeting in China

You can donwload a 1-page flyer for the 11th Transgenic Technology (TT2013) meeting, that will be held in Guangzhou (China), on 25-27 February 2013, followed by a 3-day practical course (28 February-2 March 2013) on basic procedures in transgenesis. Please print this 1-page advert and help the ISTT disseminating our most important event among anyone interested.

You can also download the most updated TT2013 preliminary program and proceed to TT2013 registration from the TT2013 meeting web site.

Important Deadlines

TT2013 email address: tt2013@transtechscociety.org

Registration for the TT2013 meeting in China is OPEN

Registration for the TT2013 meeting in China is OPEN (http://www.tt2013.org)
Registration for the TT2013 meeting in China is OPEN (http://www.tt2013.org)

On behalf of the Organizing Committee for the 11th Transgenic Technology (TT2013) meeting and of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) it is my great pleasure to announce the launching of the official TT2013 meeting web site and, at the same time, inform that registration for the TT2013 meeting is now OPEN. After a very successful TT2011 meeting in Florida, the ISTT family travels to far-East, to China, to hold the 11th Transgenic Technology meeting in the city of Guangzhou, the largest city of the Guandong province in Southern China, on February 25-27, 2013. The TT2013 meeting is locally organized by the Southern Medical University, in Guangzhou, and the Chair of the Organizing Committee is Prof. Ming Zhao.

TT2013 meeting web site: http://www.tt2013.org

TT2013 meeting official email address: tt2013@transtechsociety.org

We welcome all attendees who are in the process of generating genetically-modified animals or who perform the experiments that follow to determine the corresponding phenotypes of such transgenic animals. The program should be of interest to scientists, group leaders, postdoctoral researchers, facility managers, technicians and PhD students working directly or indirectly with genetically-modified animals. We invite you to participate and contribute to this conference where we will discuss the latest technology developments, the newest applications and strategies in biology, biomedicine and biotechnology using transgenic animals. Companies and institutions with an interest in this field are kindly invited to participate and share their latest technologies. We encourage you to submit abstracts to be presented at the TT2013 meeting.

We have confirmed a wonderful list of excellent speakers and interesting topics for the animal transgenesis community. The list of invited speakers confirmed to attend the TT2013 meeting includes:

  • 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)
  • Toni Cathomen (University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany)
  • Alan Colman (Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore) Closing Talk
  • Michael Dobbie (Australian Phenomics Facility, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
  • Scott Fahrenkrug (Recombinetics, Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • Malcolm France (Sydney University, 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)
  • Kent Lloyd (University of California, Davis, CA, 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)
  • Ling Sun (Institute of Developmental Biology and Molecular Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China)
  • Davor Solter (Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore) Opening Talk
  • 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 list of topics that will be covered at the TT2013 meeting includes the following themes:

  • Androgenetic haploid embryonic stem cells
  • Sperm Cryopreservation and IVF
  • KOMP ES cell clones performance
  • Australian Phenomics Network Initiatives
  • Epigenetics and Transgenesis
  • Effects of in vitro culture on mammalian embryos
  • Epigenetic alterations during mouse transgenesis and cloning
  • Epigenetic reprogramming by oocytes
  • Targeted nucleases, ZFNs and TALENs, in transgenesis
  • Livestock Genome Editing with TALENS
  • Transgenic mice and ZFNs
  • KO pigs and ZFNs
  • Zebrafish and TALENs
  • Transgenic livestock
  • Ethics, animal welfare and regulations
  • Health monitoring protocols and transgenic facilities
  • Animal welfare and international mouse consortia
  • Impact of genetic background in mouse and rat models
  • Assisted reproduction strategies in mice
  • Non-rodent transgenesis
  • Primate chimeras and ES cells
  • Rat functional genomic initiatives
  • National BioResource Project for the rat
  • Animal models of human diseases
  • ES and iPS cells
  • transposon (PiggyBac)-mediated mutagenesis
  • Round-table discussion: Running a transgenic facility
  • Running a transgenic facility: The business aspect of running a transgenic unit
  • Running a transgenic facility: managing errors, difficulties
  • Running a transgenic facility: Staying on the cutting edge of technology while still maintaining basic services
  • Rat/mouse chimeras and iPS/ES cells
  • Overview of cre-transgenic mouse lines resources
  • China/Asia/Oceania in the International Mouse Functional Genomics Consortia
  • The Shanghai Research Center for Model Organisms

The TT2013 meeting will be held at the Baiyun International Convention Center-Oriental International Convention Hotel in Guangzhou, the largest comprehensive five-star hotel in Southern China, with an established record of hosting successful meetings and perfect supporting facilities. Located on the Baiyun Mountain, in the Baiyun New Town and overlooking the Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area and the Oriental Resort, this Convention Center is a fully equipped, self-contained meeting resort. More than 40 international air routes serve the new Baiyun International Airport, a 20 minute drive from the Baiyun International Convention Center.

After the TT2013 meeting, there will be a 3-days hands-on practical workshop on transgenic techniques, organized by Wenhao Xu (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA), Chair; Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China); Jing An (Cancer Institute, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China) and Liangping Li (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China). This workshop is limited to 30 participants. Instructors for the practical course will include: Wenhao Xu (USA), Xin-an Pu (USA), Anna Auerbach (USA), Lily Reed (USA), Xin Rairdan (USA), Barbara Stone (USA), Steven Xing (USA), Margaret Landis (USA), Katja Becker (Germany), Ronald Naumann (Germany). Techniques that will be discussed and demonstrated at this course include: basic microinjection techniques, piezo injection, laser-assisted application, non-surgical implantation, mouse colony management,… This practical course will be co-sponsored by Hamilton-Thorne, ParaTechs, Sutter/Primetech. Registration for this 3-days practical workshop must be done through tt2013@transtechsociety.org and the TT2013 meeting registration web page. Workshop cost: 400$ (USD).

Registration fee to attend the TT2013 meeting begins at 400$(USD) and extends up to 630$(USD). ISTT members and technician/student participants are entitled to reduced registration fees.

Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee and lodging must be reserved independently at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, where a limited number of rooms have been prebooked for participants attending the TT2013 meeting at convenient reduced prices (610 RMB-single/680 RMB-double room). Note: RMB are China Yuan Renminbi, 100 RMB ~ 16 USD/12 Euros. Please check for most updated currency exchange.

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be sponsoring several Registration Awards for ISTT members willing to attend the TT2013 meeting. Applications for ISTT Registration Awards to attend the TT2013 meeting will be accepted up to October 15, 2012. Please refer to instructions provided at the corresponding ISTT web page for ISTT Registration Awards.

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), in collaboration with inGenious Targeting Laboratory (iTL), has establised the ISTT YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDthat will be given at the Transgenic Technology (TT) Meetings. Nominations for the 2nd ISTT Young Investigator Award, for the TT2013 meeting, will be accepted up to October 15, 2012. Please refer to instructions provided at the corresponding ISTT web page for ISTT Young Investigator Awards.

Sponsoring companies willing to support the TT2013 meeting and to exhibit at the TT2013 meeting venue should contact TT2013 organizers through the TT2013 meeting email address (tt2013@transtechsociety.org). TT2013 meeting sponsorship opportunities are available at the meeting web site.

TT2013 meeting deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: October 15, 2012
Application for ISTT registration awards: October 15, 2012
Awards to be communicated by October 30, 2012
Early bird registration deadline: October 15, 2012
Standard fee registration deadline: January 31, 2013
Late registration fees & on-site registration: February 01, 2013

See you all in Guangzhou, at the TT2013 meeting!

Lluis Montoliu, PhD; President of the ISTT

TT2011 updated information: abstracts received, registration awards

TT2011 meeting, Florida, USA, 24-26 October 2011
TT2011 meeting, Florida, USA, 24-26 October 2011

The decision on the TT2011-ISTT registration awards has been just announced. This year, for the 10th Transgenic Technology meeting, the ISTT registration awards committee has decided to award up to 18 ISTT Members, out of the 29 applications received. This is the highest number of registration awards ever supported by the ISTT and illustrates the strong compromise of our Society towards its members, specially the technician-student members, in order to promote their attendance to the TT2011 meeting. This year, 18 different transgenic facilities/laboratories/units distributed across the world will benefit to have one of its members awarded to attend the TT2011 meeting.

Up to 128 abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the TT2011 meeting, including those from the invited speakers. The ISTT abstracts committee selected the four most interesting for short oral presentation. The most updated TT2011 scientific program, including the selected short talks, can be browsed here.

The deadline for registration for the TT2011 meeting at reduced fee is July 31st, 2011. If you have not registered for this meeting, please hurry up and submit your registration as soon as possible. Do not miss the opportunity to attend the reference conference in Transgenic Technology.

TT2011 meeting: abstracts and awards deadlines coming soon

TT2011 Meeting: 24-26 October 2011, Trade Winds Island Grand Resort, St Pete Beach, Florida, USA
TT2011 Meeting: 24-26 October 2011, Trade Winds Island Grand Resort, St Pete Beach, Florida, USA

The 10th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2011) will be held at the Trade Winds Island Grand Resort, in St Pete Beach, Florida, USA, on 24-26 October 2011, organized by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). The first deadline for submitting abstracts and applying for the various awards (Registration and Young Investigator Awards) will be due in about one month, on 30th June 2011. Accepted abstracts will be published in the scientific journal Transgenic Research, associated with the ISTT. Results from the various awards will be communicated by 16th July 2011.

Please, mark the TT2011 meeting in your agendas and don’t miss this opportunity to discuss the latest developments on Transgenic Technologies, at the International Level, with the world experts in the field. Looking froward to receive your latest work, experiments, designs, developments, your hottest research achievements using genetically modified animals.