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ISTT Calendar year 2016

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ISTT is registered as an AALAS affiliate organization

ISTT is registered as an AALAS affiliate organization


ISTT is an AAALAC's Member Organization

ISTT is an AAALAC's Member Organization


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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 Committee

3 May 2016. ... read more

Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos- for discussion

28 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 Synopsis

18 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 2016

2 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 Winners

26 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. Registration Awardees Congratulations to: Samy Alghadban Katherine Bovariak Carmen Cucarella Paul Devenney Denise Grant Lanza Melissa Larson Peter Major Anna Novoa Sara Ortica Karolina Piot... read more

The ISTT Calendar for year 2016

11 January 2016. Happy New Year to all ISTT Members!. Here, you can download a free copy of the 2016 ISTT Calendar. This edition has been nicely prepared by ISTT Board Member Karen Brennan (Sydney, Australia), using numerous beautiful images generously provided by ISTT members. Download it, print it and use it!. Enjoy it!.... read more

Report on the 2nd Oceania Transgenic Technology/Cryopreservation Symposium

22 December 2015. The 2nd Oceania Transgenic Technology and Cryopreservation Symposium was held at the University of Tasmania’s Medical Sciences Precinct, Hobart, Australia on the 18th-19th of November, 2015. The meeting was a great success with for 48 participants from 23 research institutions across Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the USA and with the support of 9 sponsoring companies.   The Organising Committee comprised of: Paul Scowen-chair and host (UTAS), Elizabeth Williams (University of Queensland ... read more

TT2016 Deadlines and Poster

7 December 2015. TT2016, to be held in Prague in late March, should prove to be an exciting meeting.  The scientific portion of the meeting will be from 20-23 March.  In addition, there are three hands-on workshops that are available, including a Mouse Cryopreservation Workshop (16-18 March), a course on CRISPR/Cas9 programmable nucleases (16-18 March) and a Fish Transgenesis Course (23-25 March). Early registration will close on 15 December, 2015, so register soon!  Please note that ISTT members have discounte... read more

LASA Winter Meeting - Genome Editing Session

5 December 2015. Meeting Report by Mary-Ann Haskings, 25 November, 2015 It was a cold, sunny day in Brighton, UK for the LASA Winter meeting and we were pleased to see several ISTT members attending the meeting. The talks reflected on recent work involving genome editing across a breadth of species: mouse, zebrafish, opossum and discussion of use in humans. There were some common themes across the talks and some newer approaches such as testis electroporation highlighted. The occurrence of mosaicism was discus... read more

Report from the AALAS 66th National Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 1-5 November, 2015

19 November 2015. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies was represented at the AALAS National Meeting this year by ISTT President Jan Parker-Thornburg, ISTT Administrator Pat Arubaleze, and ISTT’s AALAS Representative Melissa Larson.  Jan and Pat set up the ISTT booth in the Affiliates section of the vendor hall on Sunday, exhibiting posters, membership literature and information regarding TT2016 in Prague.  Literature was also available advertising the new online Transgenic Course for the AALAS L... 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


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October 2017


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