The new elected 2013 ISTT Vice-President and council members17 May 2013.
These are the official results of the 2013 ISTT elections, for choosing a new ISTT Vice-President and two new council members. Benoît Kanzler (Freiburg, Germany) has been elected ISTT Vice-President. Karen Brennan (Sydney, Australia) and Jorge Sztein (Rockville, MD, USA) have been elected new ISTT council members. All three candidates received the support of the majority of voting ISTT members. The official start of their four-year term will begin on January 1, 2014. However, they will be im... read more
TT2013 meeting report published in Transgenic Research30 April 2013.
The TT2013 meeting report, written by Douglas Strathdee (Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, Scotland, UK) and C. Bruce A. Whitelaw (Division of Developmental Biology, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland, UK) has just been published, online, at the Transgenic Research journal web site. This review, entitled 'TT2013 meeting report: the Transgenic Technology meeting visits Asia for the first time'... read more
First transgenic sheep made in SouthAmerica announced in Uruguay by ISTT members26 April 2013.
Researchers at the Institute of Animal Reproduction in Uruguay (IRAUy), led by Alejo Menchaca (ISTT Member), in collaboration with members of the Transgenic and Experimental Animal Unit (UATE) of the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, led by Martina Crispo (ISTT Member) and Ignacio Anegon's laboratory (ISTT Member), of the Transgenic Rats common facility, ITERT, INSERM, Nantes, France, working in Europe but born in Uruguay, have announced the generation of several green transgenic sheep made wi... read more
ISTT will be present at the FELASA-2013 Congress in Barcelona15 April 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be present, as exhibitor, at the FELASA-2013 Congress that will be held in Barcelona (Spain), on 10-13 June 2013. The ISTT had already supported and participated as co-sponsor in previous FELASA meetings, but this time our Society will be represented officially by Alison Cameron, the ISTT administrative assistant, who will be responsible for the ISTT booth (#230) at the FELASA-2013 congress venue. We warmly invite all ISTT mem... read more
Mouse sperm cryopreservation: satellite workshop at the 2013 FELASA-SECAL Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 10 June 201326 March 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to announce the approved co-sponsorship of the Mouse Sperm Cryopreservation satellite workshop, organized by Jorge Sztein (NIH, Rockville, MD, USA) and Jesús Martínez Palacio (CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain), both ISTT members, in Barcelona (Spain) on 10 June 2013, within the activities associated to the 2013 FELASA-SECAL Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 10-13 June 2013. The main objective of this workshop is to acquaint students on... read more
EMBO Practical Course - Developmental neurobiology: From worms to mammals, 30 June to 13 July 2013 - London, UK25 March 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be pleased to support the 2013 Edition of the EMBO Practical Course on Developmental Neurobiology: From Worms to Mammals, which will be held at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London, UK, on 30 June to 13 July 2013, organized by Robert Hindges (ISTT member) and other colleagues. The ISTT will be promoted among lecturers, instructors and participants at this course and, at the same time, several IS... read more
In memoriam: Frank Ruddle15 March 2013.
"Yale scientist Francis Hugh (Frank) Ruddle, a pioneer in genetic engineering and the study of developmental genetics, died March 10 in New Haven. He was 83 years old". This is how a text in memoriam of Frank Ruddle, who passed away last Sunday, begins, at the Yale University web site. Frank Ruddle was Professor Emeritus at the Department of Molecular and Developmental, Yale University. In collaboration with Jon W. Gordon, from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, at the time one of... read more
The TT2013 meeting and the ISTT at the Chinese science web portal biodiscover.com12 March 2013.
The recent and most successful 11th Transgenic Technology (TT2013) meeting, held in Guagnzhou (China) on 25-27 February 2013 and organized by Prof. Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University)l, on behalf of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), has been reported, commented and covered by pictures, videos and TV- interviews at the most popular and visited Chinese science-oriented web portal biodiscover.com. Footage includes TV-interviews to Prof. Ming Zhao, Chair of the TT... read more
The TT2013 meeting in Guangzhou: the ISTT family gently bitten by the Chinese snake 3 March 2013.
Immediately after the Chinese Spring festival, the Chinese New Year's celebrations, the ISTT family was gently bitten by the Chinese snake. The 12th Transgenic Technology meeting, TT2013, held in Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guandong, inaugurated the year of the snake, in the Chinese calendar. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve. People born in the Year of the Snake are keen and cunning, quite intellig... read more
CARD-CNB Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Practical Course, Madrid, Spain, 7-11 October 201322 February 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) has agreed to co-sponsor the CARD-CNB Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Practical Course that will be held at the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC), in Madrid, CSIC, during one week, on 7-11 October 2013, organized by Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Kumamoto University, Japan, Coordinator of CARD) and Lluis Montoliu (CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain, Coordinator of the Spanish EMMA node).
This course is open to anyone interested. P... read more
IX Transgenic Animal Research Conference, Tahoe City, CA, USA, 11-15 August 201313 February 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) has decided, once again, to co-sponsor the IX Transgenic Animal Research Conference, hosted by the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis, and organized by ISTT Member Prof. James D. Murray. This conference will be held at the Granlibakken Conference Center, in Tahoe City, CA, USA, on 11-15 August 2013. This is a classical conference, most complementary to the TT meeting series, and specifically devoted to basic and applied project... read more
7th Workshop on Innovative Mouse Models (IMM2013), Leiden, The Netherlands, 13-14 June 201312 February 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) has agreed to co-sponsor the 7th Workshop on Innovative Mouse Models (IMM2013), which will be held at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), in Leiden, The Netherlands, on 13-14 June 2013. This will be the third consecutive edition of this meeting series that is granted with the co-sponsorship of the ISTT, after the IMM2011 and the IMM2009 editions, due to its interest and relevance for the community of researchers using gen... read more
TT2013 meeting in China coming soon!8 February 2013.
In about two weeks, and starting on February 25, the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be holding the 11th Transgenic Technology (TT2013) meeting, at the Baiyun International Convention Center, in Guangzhou/Canton, Guandong, China, followed by the hands-on workshop on basic microinjection techniques. The TT2013 meeting is the most important event promoted from the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). The TT2013 meeting is o... read more
Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey Friedman granted the 2012 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine 29 January 2013.
The 2012 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine has been granted to Douglas Coleman (retired, Professor Emeritus at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA) and Jeffrey Friedman (The Rockfeller University, USA) for “revealing the existence of the genes involved in the regulation of appetite and body weight, a discovery crucial to our understanding of human pathologies such as obesity,” as stated by the prize jury.
Jeffrey Friedman cloned the gene encoding leptin (... read more
Submit your comment to FDA regarding the finding of no significant environmental impact for the transgenic salmon22 January 2013.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a document on December 26, 2012, reporting the finding of no significant environmental impact concerning a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon (AquAdvantage, produced by the company AquaBounty, Maynard, Mass., USA). According to this last report, and all the many previous studies undertaken, this transgenic fish is a safe food product and is concluded that will have no significant impact for the environment. FDA has issued this last draft... read more
Updated program for the TT2013 meeting in China14 January 2013.
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 Internati... read more
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Forthcoming ISTT sponsored meetings
2013 Nantes Meeting: Technical advances in the generation of transgenic animals and in their applications
7 June 2013, Nantes, France
Organized by: Ignacio Anegon, Séverine Ménoret et al.
Mouse sperm cryopreservation: Satellite workshop within the 2013 FELASA meeting
10 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain
Organized by: Jorge Sztein and Jesús Martínez-Palacio
2013 Workshop on Innovative Mouse Models (IMM2013)
13-14 June 2013, Leiden, The Netherlands
Organized by: Marian van Roon, Sjef Verbeek et al.
IX UC Davis Transgenic Animal Research Conference (TARC)
Granlibakken Conference Center, Tahoe City, CA, USA
11-15 August 2013
Organized by: James D. Murray (Dep. Animal Science, UC Davis)
Registration deadline: 14 June 2013
CARD-CNB Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Practical Course
CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain
7-11 October 2013
Organized by: Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Kumamoto Univ.) and Lluís Montoliu (CNB-CSIC)
Pre-application deadline: 31 May 2013
Next TT Meeting: TT2014
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
6-8 October 2014