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New book published: Genetics of the Mouse (Springer, 2015)

14 December 2014. A new book has been published in the field of mouse genetics, filling a gap created since the mid nineties, when the last similar books had been published (i.e. Lee Silver, 1995), devoted to this topic. This new book, entitled "Genetics of the Mouse" has been edited by four experiencied mouse geneticists: Jean-Louis Guénet, Fernando Benavides, Jean-Jacques Panthier and Xavier Montagutelli, and has been published by Springer (2015). The authors are all related with Institut Pasteur, in Paris,... read more

ISTT statement on animal transport

12 December 2014. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is committed to biomedical research that improves the health and well-being of people and animals worldwide. Transgenic technology has widely been recognized as a powerful tool for analysis of in vivo gene function and generation of animal models that are vital to the effort to develop treatments and cures for disease. The availability of these research models for study by researchers is critically dependent on their transport b... read more

Job announcement: ISTT Administrative Assistant

27 November 2014. Job Title: Administrative Assistant About ISTT: The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) was founded in 2006, and is registered in Buffalo NY, USA, as a not for profit (NFP) organization. It currently represents an enthusiastic group of more than 700 members worldwide. We seek to foster communication and technology-sharing to enhance scientific research and to advance the field of animal transgenesis, particularly as it applies to experimental models in science. We rep... read more

A week in October in Bar Harbor

12 November 2014. If there is a paradise it must be very similar to Mount Desert Island, in Maine, on the Nort-Eastern coast of USA. Two weeks ago, during the last week of October (26-29), the International Mammalian Genome Society (IMGS) held its 28th International Mammalian Genome Conference (IMGC) in Bar Harbor, ME, USA, a beautiful village surrounded by nature, a most popular tourist spot in Summer, the place where The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is located, and an excellent venue to hold a scientific confer... read more

Feng Zhang receives his ISTT Diploma as Young Investigator Awardee

9 November 2014. The 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Awardee, Feng Zhang (BROAD institute, MIT) receives the ISTT Diploma from Changhong Pang (ingenious targeting laboratory) in his lab, at the BROAD institute, after the TT2014 meeting held in Edinburgh. Congratulations to Feng Zhang and many thanks to ingenious targeting laboratory for their generous support to these ISTT Young Investigator Awards!... read more

The TT2014 meeting Scottish style

14 October 2014. The most popular ISTT meeting held to date took place last week in Edinburgh, UK, at the Assembly Rooms. More than 530 participants gathered in Scotland for the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting during three days, 6 to 8 October 2014, to discuss the latest advances in methods and applications for generating and analyzing genetically modified animals. The local Organizers, Douglas Strathdee, Peter Hohenstein and Bruce Whitelaw showed us how to run an splendid TT meeting Scottish sty... read more

Welcome to Edinburgh, the city hosting the TT2014 meeting!

3 October 2014. The 12th Transgenic Technology Meeting is about to begin this forthcoming weekend. On Sunday, 5 October, the Organizers have nicely prepared a welcome pre-meeting dinner to get together and meet all colleagues attending. The real TT2014 meeting's kick off will be on Monday morning, 6 October. During the following three days all delegates will have the pleasure (and the privilege, owing the great interest triggered by this conference, absolutely sold out) to listen and discuss the latest adva... read more

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

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ISTT events

Forthcoming ISTT sponsored meetings


Transgenic animals and genetic engineering techniques

Nantes, France, 2-3 July 2015

Organizers: Ignacio Anegon and Séverine Ménoret (Transgenic Rats Core Facility, Nantes, France)



International Course: Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (IPM)

Montevideo, Uruguay

7-18 September 2015

Organizers: Martina Crispo (IPM) and Alejo Menchaca (IRAUy)


next TT meeting

Next TT Meeting: TT2016

Prague, Czech Republic

20-23 March 2016


TT2016 meeting


Organized by: Radislav Sedlacek





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