Laboratory Course on Cryopreservation of Mouse Germplasm, Monterotondo, Italy, 20-24 October 201411 April 2014.
The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), EMMA-Monterotondo Campus International Development and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offer a comprehensive course on cryopreservation of mouse embryos, sperm and ovaries. This Course is financially supported by the European Union FP7 Capacities Specific Program, through the Infrafrontier-I3. The 2014 Edition of this traditional annual cryopreservation EMMA-JAX course is planned for 20-24 October 2014, organized by ISTT Member Marcello Raspa and hi... read more
CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA, September 15th-19th, 201431 March 2014.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) has agreed to co-sponsor another CARD Cryopreservation Course. This time, for the first time, the CARD methods will be taught in North America: the CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Practical Course will be held at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY USA. The course will be held September 15th-19th, 2014, and will be a hands-on intensive workshop.
The course is organized by Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Ku... read more
In memoriam: Stanley Leibo25 March 2014.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Stanley Leibo, who died this morning, March 25, in the USA. Stanley Leibo was Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, LA, USA. On behalf of the ISTT, we wish to offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Stanley Leibo was a renowned authority in cryobiology and one of the pioneers in the cryopreservation of mammalian germplasm. His seminal publication in Science in 1972, in colla... read more
Contemporary Topics in Zebrafish Husbandry and Care21 March 2014.
Registration is now open for a new transgenic training event "Contemporary Topics in Zebrafish Husbandry and Care". This full day of talks, with poster & discussion sessions will provide an up to date overview of research into good zebrafish welfare, husbandry and care. The event will be of broad interest to anyone working with zebrafish, including animal technologists and care staff, research scientists, facility managers, and veterinarians
Topics will include:
good practice in f... read more
The new (2014) FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of mouse, rat, hamster, guinea pig and rabbit colonies in breeding and experimental units have been released as open access document from Laboratory Animals journal web page5 March 2014.
The new (2014) FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of mouse, rat, hamster, guinea pig and rabbit colonies in breeding and experimental units have been released as open access document from Laboratory Animals journal web page. This updated reference document has been prepared by the FELASA working group on revision of guidelines for health monitoring of rodents and rabbits, formed by Michael Mähler (Convenor, GV-SOLAS), Marion Bérard (AFSTAL), Ricardo Feinstein (Scand-LAS), Alec ... read more
Advertising the TT2014 meeting from your institutions: put one of these Posters!28 February 2014.
The next ISTT meeting will be held in Europe this year. The 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014, organized by ISTT members Douglas Strathdee (chair), Peter Hohenstein and Bruce Whitelaw, and hosted by three Scottish research institutes and the University of Edinburgh: the Roslin Institute; the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. The TT2014 meeting will be followed ... read more
A report on the 7th European Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science in Strasbourg, organized by Charles River14 February 2014.
The 7th European Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science, organized by Charles River, just closed in Strasbourg, France, after three days of interesting presentations and discussions at the intersection between animal welfare, animal experimentation, current guidelines and legislation, biomedical research from academia and industry and society perception on these topics. The Organizers should be praised for the selection and variety of topics, as well as for the smooth and pleasant running... read more
More than 27,000 messages on animal transgenesis available to ISTT members through ISTT_list and tg-l archives9 February 2014.
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 ove... read more
New ways of inducing pluripotency and additional applications for the CRISPR-Cas system1 February 2014.
The first weeks of 2014 have generated interesting technical advances in animal transgenesis, and prestigious ISTT members have been involved in them. If this is just a sample of what will come next it would seem appropriate to call this starting 2014 year the wonder year. This past week we knew about a new manner for inducing pluripotency, simply exposing somatic cells to a low pH, using a physical stimulus, transiently applied during a short period of time. This acidic exposure appears to ... read more
Requesting proposals to host the 13th Transgenic Technology (TT2016) meeting27 January 2014.
Dear ISTT members,
We are pleased to invite your proposals for hosting the 13th Transgenic Technology Meeting (TT2016) in February-March 2016. The updated ISTT bylaws, which were approved at the TT2013 meeting in China, now allow proposals to be received from anywhere in the world, without the requirement for a rotation between regions. Therefore, ISTT members from all continents are encouraged to consider hosting the TT2016 meeting in their city, with the support of their institution(s).... read more
We are seeking your input for the Round Table Discussion at the TT2014 meeting23 January 2014.
We are seeking your input for the next ISTT meeting, TT2014, Round Table Discussion. To set the scene, we would like to inform you, on behalf of the Organizing Committee of the TT2014, about a new update in the scientific program for this meeting, regarding the traditional round-table discussion on "How to Run a Transgenic Unit?" that is regularly scheduled at every single TT meeting. This is one of our fundamental ISTT-related activities, run by and meant for ISTT members.
In Edinburgh, ... read more
ISTT Registration Awards for the TT2014 meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 6-8 October 201422 January 2014.
A minimum of six Registration Awards will be sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies for ISTT members wishing to attend the 12th Transgenic Technologies (TT2014) meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014. Selected applicants will be awarded funding to cover registration fees plus attendance at all social events. However, the award does not cover travel expenses, hotel accommodation or attendance at pre-meeting events.
Applicants who are not yet mem... read more
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Forthcoming ISTT sponsored meetings
CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA, September 15th-19th, 2014
organized by Naomi Nakagata, Aimee Stablewski and Jan Parker-Thornburg
Applications: April 1st - May 31st, 2014
Organized by: Peter Hohenstein, Douglas Strathdee (Chair) and Bruce Whitelaw
Prof. Janet Rossant will be awarded the 10th ISTT Prize at the TT2014 meeting
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Daniel J Murphy
Abstract submission June 30, 2014
ISTT registration awards June 30, 2014
Awards communicated by July 15, 2014
Early Bird registration July 31, 2014
Standard Rate registration
from August 1, 2014
Late & On-Site Rate registration
from September 22, 2014
Zebrafish Transgenesis Workshop, 8-10 Oct 2014