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CARD-RPCI Cryopreservation Course Report

22 September 2014. During the past week, 15-19 September 2014, the CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course was held at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, NY, USA, organized by Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Kumamoto University, Japan), Aimee Stablewski (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA) and Jan Parker-Thornburg (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA). This was the second CARD course organized overseas, outside Asia, after the first course organized in Madrid in October 2013.... read more

The ISTT is moving from Europe to America

31 August 2014. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will soon move its headquarters from Europe to America, from Spain (Europe Union) to the State of New York (United States of America). After the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT) meeting in Edinburgh, TT2014, the ISTT Society will be legally represented by a new non-profit entity: ISTT, Inc., registered in the State of New York (USA) in May 2013, after the corresponding approval was obtained from ISTT members at the Extraordinary Gen... read more

The TT2016 meeting will be held in Prague

12 August 2014. From the International Society of Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), it is our pleasure to announce that the next, 13th, Transgenic Technology (TT) meeting, TT2016, will be held in Prague (Czech Republic), in March 2016, organized by Dr. Radislav Sedlacek (Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Genetics; Head of Laboratory of Transgenic Models of Diseases; Project Director, Czech Centre for Phenogenomics; ISTT Member). The ISTT was delighted to accept a very appealing and well-structure... read more

Mouse Genetics. Methods and Protocols (2014)

9 August 2014. This is yet another interesting book in our field that has been published this year, 2014. This manual, entitled "Mouse Genetics. Methods and Protocols", edited by Shree Ram Singh and Vinzenzo Coppola, in association with the Publisher, Humana Press/Springer, contains a collection of useful protocols covering most of the methods that can be currently applied for the genetic modification of the mouse genome. According to its presentation at the Springer web page, this book "provides selected ... read more

Transgenic Animal Technology. A Laboratory Handbook (3rd edition, 2014)

27 July 2014. Twenty years after the publication of the first edition and twelve years after the release of the second edition of this book, Carl A. Pinkert (Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL, USA) in association with Elsevier, releases now the third edition of his famous transgenic manual: "Transgenic Animal Technology. A Laboratory Handbook. 3rd edition, 2014". As it will be familiar to readers of the two previous editions of this useful and unique handbook, this is not only ... read more

Manipulating the Mouse Embryo. A Laboratory Manual (4th edition, 2014)

22 July 2014. A bit more than 10 years later, from the last edition (3rd, 2003) published, the classical manual, the "Bible" in our field has been renewed, updated, upgraded and recently published in its fourth edition. The new "Manipulating the Mouse Embryo. A Laboratory Manual. 4th edition, 2014" has just been released, published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and edited by Richard Behringer, Marina Gertsenstein, Kristina Vintersten Nagy and Andras Nagy. The editors, the same team that produced ... read more

Results of 2014 ISTT elections: new board members elected

1 July 2014. On behalf of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), it is my pleasure to announce the results of the 2014 ISTT Elections. Jan Parker-Thornburg has been elected ISTT President. Aimee Stablewski has been elected ISTT Secretary and Treasurer. Cheryl Bock and Martina Crispo have been elected new ISTT Board members. Elizabeth Williams has been re-elected ISTT Board member for a second and last turn. Congratulations to all of them!. And our deepest appreciation to all candid... read more

CRISPR-Cas resources at the ISTT web site

24 June 2014. CRISPR-Cas strategies are discussed and applied everywhere for the targeted modification of genomes. Every day a new lab is considering using CRISPR-Cas for the generation of their subsequent animal mutants. There are many papers regularly being published on this subject and a number of excellent online resources have been prepared by several labs actively working in this field. For newcomers/beginners this might seem (and it is) a lot of information, potentially difficult to digest. In t... read more

TT2014 abstracts: submission deadline is approaching (30 June)

17 June 2014. From the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) we warmly invite and encourage you all to submit your most recent and exciting results and developments in animal transgenesis to be presented at the forthcoming 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014. Deadline for submitting abstracts for the TT2014 meeting is June 30. To submit an abstract please visit this TT2014 meeting web page. All TT2014 partic... read more

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

16 June 2014. 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 by June 30, 2014. The ISTT will pay the Registration Fee of all applicants selected for one of... read more

The TT2014-associated Zebrafish Transgenesis Workshop: 8-10 October 2014 in Edinburgh

10 June 2014. Immediately after the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, a unique hands-on zebrafish transgenesis workshop will be taking place in Edinburgh, on October 8-10, 2014. This will be the first non-rodent hands-on transgenic workshop ever organized after a TT meeting. This workshop is offered to willing participants registered to attend the TT2014 meeting (October 6-8, 2014). Registration is handled separately and, at first, intended participants should submit their expression of interes... read more

Highlights of the TT2014 meeting in Edinburgh: a conference you can't miss!

5 June 2014. This year's ISTT main activity is the 12th Transgenic Technology conference, the TT2014 meeting, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014, followed by a 2-day hands-on workshop on basic zebrafish transgenesis techniques. The ISTT promotes the TT meetings every 18 months, these being the most important activity of our Society. This year, the local Organizers and advisory committees, commanded by Douglas Strathdee, need to be praised for preparing a most appealing and... read more

The 2014 ISTT Election Process

1 June 2014. The 2014 ISTT Election Process has been launched. All members of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies are warmly invited to elect the next ISTT President, ISTT Secretary, ISTT Treasurer and three new board members. All these new positions at the ISTT Board will begin their term of service on January 1st, 2015. The 2014 ISTT elections will take place within the members-only area of the ISTT web site, during the entire month of June 2014. Results will be published shortly ther... read more

In Memory of Ueli Märki

31 May 2014. On Thursday I got the very sad information that Ueli (Ulrich) Märki passed away on Saturday last week. This is a great loss for all that got to know him and we all mourn with his family about this tragic loss. I first got in contact to Ueli during my university time in Heidelberg in the beginning of the 90th, while he was still working for RCC in Switzerland. I got to know him as a very dedicated scientist (thanks for teaching me a lot of mouse genetics Ueli!) a very nice colleague and in t... read more

The ISTT endorses the ARRIVE guidelines

22 May 2014. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), through its executive board, has decided to enthusiastically endorse the ARRIVE Guidelines, promoted from the NC3Rs, further highlighting the committment of our Society with best practices in animal research and animal welfare. The ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) guidelines were developed as part of an NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research) initiati... read more

SALAAM: Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models

20 May 2014. The EU-COST action SALAAM (Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models) was launched yesterday in Brussels, at a kick-off meeting attended by most of its members. This 4-year EU-COST action is currently formed by 17 countries and more than 44 participants, including many experts in the fields of animal genetics, physiology, transgenesis, bioethics, welfare and animal science, with a focus on large (i.e. non-rodent) animal models. This EU-COST action is chaired by Prof Eckhard Wolf (Germany) and ... read more

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Next TT Meeting: TT2014

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

6-8 October 2014

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Organized by: Peter Hohenstein, Douglas Strathdee (Chair) and Bruce Whitelaw



10th ISTT Prize to Janet Rossant

Prof. Janet Rossant will be awarded the 10th ISTT Prize at the TT2014 meeting

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Feng Zhang awarded the 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Award

Dr. Feng Zhang will be awarded the 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Award at the TT2014 meeting

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Confirmed speakers

David Adams
Ignacio Anegon

Inken Beck

James Bussell

Ian Chambers

Brendan Doe

Lynn Doglio

Stephen Ekker
Anna-Katerina Hadjatonakis
Rudolf Jaenisch
Jos Jonkers

Keith Joung
Alexandra Joyner
Koichi Kawakami

Mike McGrew

Daniel J Murphy
James Murray
Stephen Murray
Lluis Montoliu
Vasilis Ntziachristos

Elizabeth Patton

Pawel Pelczar

Jan-Bas Prins

Xin Rairdan

Janet Rossant
Angelika Schnieke
Kai Schönig

William Skarnes

Austin Smith

Francis Stewart

Sara Wells
Jacqueline White

Feng Zhang


Zebrafish Workshop after TT2014 meeting

Zebrafish Transgenesis Workshop, 8-10 Oct 2014

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