11th ISTT Prize Awardee - Dr. Mario Capecchi28 October 2016.
Houston TX, USA. 26 October, 2016.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT, Inc.) is delighted to announce that the 11th ISTT Prize will be awarded to Dr. Mario Capecchi for his seminal work on homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2007. The ISTT Prize is awarded to investigators who have made outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies. The selection of the 11th ISTT Prize winner, D... read more
Remembering Laura Pozzi8 September 2016.
On August 7th 2016, Laura Pozzi, a pioneer of transgenesis in Italy, passed away at the age of 80.
She was associate professor at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome and during the 80's of the last century was among the first researchers in Italy to set up, with minimal equipments, often handmade, and with great commitment and personal sacrifice, a laboratory for the generation of transgenic mice. This facility was for a long time one of the few reference points for anyone who wanted to ... read more
Dolly @ 2015 August 2016. Although she didn’t hit the limelight until February 1997 with a publication in Nature, Dolly-the-most-famous-sheep-in-the-world was born 20 years ago, on 5 July 1996 in The Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. Being the first mammal cloned from adult cells by a team led by Ian Wilmut, Dolly changed the way we look at the up-to-then-supposed irreversibility of development and paved the way for many other forms of reprogramming. Despite suffering from several illnesses early in life, including the well... read more
ISTT at FELASA8 August 2016. 13th FELASA Congress, 13-16 June, 2016 – Brussels, Belgium
Respectfully submitted by Boris Jerchow:
Together with Board members Benoît Kanzler and Branko Zevnik, I had the chance to take part in the 2016 edition of the triennial conference of the Federation of European Laboratory Science Associations (FELASA), which took place in Brussels, Belgium, between June 13 and 16. With the kind support of our members Sandra Buhl and Kristin Evans we represented ISTT with a booth. The meeting mainly cov... read more
ISTT at the 55th annual CALAS meeting4 August 2016. On June 11-14, 2016, the ISTT hosted a booth at the 55th CALAS annual symposium that was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. CALAS, the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science, is a national association dedicated to providing high quality training and educational resources to animal care professionals across Canada. CALAS has almost 1,000 members and supports a diverse group of animal care attendants, animal health technicians, and veterinarians. It provides training and certification p... read more
Will the novel CRISPR/Cas9 technology for the generation of genetically modified animals increase the number of animals used and lead to a shift in the species used? Statement of the ISTT’s 3Rs Committee3 May 2016.
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Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos- for discussion28 April 2016. Commentary by Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer
The new and accelerating technical development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system opens up for the possibility of targeted genetic modifications in germline competent human embryos. This is an avenue, which until very recently has been regarded as absolutely off limits. To cross the border between genetic modifications of somatic cells and germline cells was simply not conceivable, at least in most Western countries. Indeed, the border has not yet been crossed, but ... read more
TT2016 - President's Synopsis18 April 2016. 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 t... read more
CARD – IP Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 20-24 June 20162 February 2016.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will proudly co-sponsor the CARD – IP Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course that will be held at the renowned Pasteur Institute, in Paris, on 20-24 June 2016, organized by Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Kumamoto University, Japan, Coordinator of CARD) and Jean Jaubert (Pasteur Institute, Paris).
Recent developments from the laboratory of Prof. Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Kumamoto University, Japan) have pushed the envelope of mous... read more
The TT2016 ISTT Registration and ISTT & Genentech Travel Award Winners26 January 2016. 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.
Denise Grant Lanza
Karolina Piot... read more
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Forthcoming ISTT sponsored meetings
CARD - IP Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course
Institut Pasteur, France, 24-28 October 2016
Organizers: Naomi Nakagata and Jean Jaubert
Forthcoming ISTT supported meetings
AALAS 67th National Meeting
Charlotte, NC, October 30 - November 3, 2016
Next TT Meeting: TT2017
Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
October 1-4. 2017
Organized by: Susan Tamowski
TT2017 Meeting Deadlines:
ISTT Registration Awards TBA
Awards communicated TBA
Submission of abstracts TBA
Early registration ends TBA
Workshop application TBA
To be announced