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

November 19th, 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 Learning Library, written by ISTT members.  The booth was manned by Jan, Pat and Melissa over the next three days, and they answered questions and provided membership information to over 32 people who stopped by to chat, including several ISTT members.  The ISTT was also represented at the Affiliates Breakfast, which affords each affiliate the opportunity to discuss their organization, share updates and highlight upcoming events.

AALAS 2015ISTT President Dr. Jan Parker-Thornburg chats with FELASA (Federation of European Animal Science Associations) Past- President Dr. Jan-Bas Prins at the ISTT booth, while ISTT Administrator Pat Arubaleze looks on at the AALAS National Meeting 2015.

Meeting Report: Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models

November 13th, 2015

Montevideo participants The International Course and Mini-Symposium:  Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (BM) Animal Models, hosted by Martina Crispo and Alejo Menchaca was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 7-18 September, 2015.  This is the first time this combined course and workshop was held, and it was a resounding success.  This meeting was co-sponsored by the ISTT, Inc.

More than 60 people attended during the two weeks of the Course, including participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, USA, France, Greece, Japan and, of course, Uruguay.  The activities were so successful that speakers and participants requested to repeat it next year.

Here are some phrases of acknowledgment from the speakers and students:

“Martina, Alejo,

Fantastic work on everything you have done: course organization, parties!  Thanks so much for you never ending hospitality!

Un fuerte abrazo,




 You and Alejo put up an AMAZING symposium, and I believe it created very strong interactions between all participants. You should be praised for what you did. There aren¹t many organised seminars where professional relationships end up as friendships!  If I can be of any assistance in the future, please let me know. It would be a blessing to help you in any way.  This trip was an unforgettable experience.

 Take care.



“Dear colleagues,


During the last two weeks (5 to 18 September 2015), Martina Crispo and Alejo Menchaca, along with members of their teams at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo and the Instituto de Reproduccion Animal de Uruguay, respectively, organized the International Course and Symposium on Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models, where I had the pleasure to participate along with several other colleagues and friends.

Thanks Martina and Alejo for the organization of this symposium and course!



As organizers, we thank the ISTT for your support and hope you will be present for next editions of this course!  Please have a look at our detailed meeting report online now in Transgenic Research. 


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The 4th ISTT Young Investigator Award goes to Pablo Ross

October 14th, 2015

Pablo Ross 9-22-15

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to announce the awardee for the 4th ISTT Young Investigator Award, generously sponsored by ingenious targeting laboratory (iTL). ISTT created the Young Investigator Award, with one goal: identify and recognize young scientists who will keep the field of transgenic technologies vibrant with new ideas and innovative research. After careful evaluation of the nominated candidates, the Award Evaluation Committee unanimously selected Dr. Pablo Ross (Department of Animal Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA).

Pablo is perfectly fitting with the criteria required for this price. Veterinarian by training, gaining his initial degrees in Argentina, he has obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Michigan State University in the Laboratory of Cellular Reprogramming. In 2009 he joined the Department of Animal Science of the University of California Davis where he is running his own group and has obtained this year an Associate Professor position.

Pablo presents as a young, energetic and very talented individual. We are convinced that his research will considerably impact the field of large animal transgenesis. His specific niche is that of livestock embryo technologies and stem cells in which he is working by combining studies in a wide range of livestock species – cattle, sheep, horses and pigs. Among his key findings is the derivation and more importantly maintenance of iPS/ES-like cells in livestock species, a domain where the mouse methods are not always applicable. In parallel he is active in producing and characterizing novel gene edited and transgenic livestocks using for instance the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, and has more recently developed new approaches for interspecies blastocyst complementation, combining primate stem cells and livestock host embryos.

Dr. Pablo Ross will attend the next 13th Transgenic Technology (TT2016) meeting in Prague (Czech Republik, 20-23 March 2016) where he will receive the corresponding diploma and will deliver a talk summarizing his scientific achievements and giving us a unique opportunity to hear and learn more about the major recents achievements of the pioneers and current key players in the field.

For the first time the ISTT will be awarding the Young Investigator Award to a scientist belonging to the group of molecular biologists and geneticists working with livestock animals and dealing and investigating with non-rodent species. In fact, they concentrate their work on species which have an obvious and increasing potential impact in our Society, namely species that we eat, that better match our human physiology and can be used as models that can be better utilized for the understanding and treatment of human diseases.

The following articles represent some of his recent findings published in the last years, highlighting his most recent contributions to the field. These publications have had a tremendous impact in the animal transgenesis field.

Schroeder DI, Jayashankar K, Douglas KC, Thirkill TL, York D, Dickinson PJ, Williams LE, Samollow PB, Ross PJ, Bannasch DL, Douglas GC, LaSalle JM. Early Developmental and Evolutionary Origins of Gene Body DNA Methylation Patterns in Mammalian Placentas. PLoS Genet. 2015; Aug 4;11(8):e1005442. doi: 10.1371

Wu J, Okamura D, Li M, Suzuki K, Luo K, Ma L, He L, Li Z, Benner C, Tamura I, Krause MN, Nery J, Du T, Zhang Z, Hishida T, Takahashi Y, Aizawa E, Kim NY, Lajara G, Guillen P, Campistol J, Rodríguez Esteban C, Ross PJ, Saghatelian A, Ren B, Ecker J, Izpisua Belmonte JC. A spatially defined pluripotent state confers interspecies chimera competency. Nature 2015; 521: 316–321

Ferré LB, Bogliotti Y, Chitwood JL, Fresno C, Ortega HH, Kjelland ME, Ross PJ. Comparison of different fertilisation media for an in vitro maturation/fertilisation/culture system using flow-cytometrically sorted X chromosome-bearing spermatozoa for bovine embryo production. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2015 May 13. doi: 10.1071/RD15019.

Choi YH, Ross P, Velez IC, Macías-García B, Riera FL, Hinrichs K. Cell lineage allocation in equine blastocysts produced in vitro under varying glucose concentrations. Reproduction. 2015;150(1):31-41.

Mohamad-Fauzi N, Ross PJ, Maga EA, Murray JD. Impact of source tissue and ex vivo expansion on the characterization of goat mesenchymal stem cells. J Anim Sci Biotechnol. 2015 Jan 11;6(1):1. doi: 10.1186

Reyes JM, Chitwood JL, and Ross PJ. RNA-seq profiling of bovine oocyte transcript abundance and its modulation by cytoplasmic polyadenylation. Mol Reprod Dev. 2015; 82(2):103-14

Buell M, Chitwood JL, Ross PJ. cAMP modulation during sheep in vitro oocyte maturation delays progression of meiosis without affecting oocyte parthenogenetic developmental competence. Anim Reprod Sci. 2015; 154:16-24.

Bogliotti YS and Ross PJ. Molecular mechanisms of transcriptional and chromatin remodeling around embryonic genome activation. Animal Reproduction. 2015; 12:52-61

Bakhtari A and Ross PJ. DPPA3 prevents cytosine hydroxymethylation of the maternal pronucleus and is required for normal development in bovine embryos. Epigenetics 2014; 9(9):1271-9.

Iqbal K, Chitwood JL, Meyers-Brown GA, Roser JF, Ross PJ. RNA-Seq Transcriptome Profiling of Equine Inner Cell Mass and Trophectoderm. Biol Reprod. 2014; 90(3): 61.

Arias ME, Ross PJ, Felmer R. Culture medium composition affects the gene expression pattern and in vitro developmental potential of bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Biol Res. 2013; 46(4):452-62.

Burruel V, Klooster KL, Chitwood J, Ross PJ, Meyers SA. Oxidative Damage to Rhesus Macaque Spermatozoa Results in Mitotic Arrest and Transcript Abundance Changes in Early Embryos. Biol Reprod. 2013; 89(3):72, 1-11.

Chitwood JL, Rincon G, Kaiser G, Medrano JF, Ross PJ. RNA-seq analysis of single bovine blastocysts. BMC Genomics 2013; 14:350

Bogliotti Y and Ross PJ. Mechanisms of histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation remodeling during early mammalian development. Epigenetics. 2012; 7(9):976-81.

Cannovas S, Cibelli J, Ross PJ. Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 regulates histone 3 lysine 27 methylation during bovine preimplantation development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) 2012; 109(7):2400-5

Kujjo LL, Ronningen R, Ross P, Pereira RJ, Rodriguez R, Beyhan Z, Goissis MD, Baumann T, Kagawa W, Camsari C, Smith GW, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S, Cibelli JB, Perez GI RAD51 Plays a Crucial Role in Halting Cell Death Program Induced by Ionizing Radiation in Bovine Oocytes. Biol Reprod. 2012; 86(3):76.

The 2016 ISTT Young Investigator Committee was formed by Jan Parker-Thornburg (President of ISTT), Dr. Benoît Kanzler (Vice-President of ISTT, Chair), Dr. Paul Sheiffele (iTL CEO) and Dr. Lluis Montoliu (previous ISTT President). Dr. Ross was nominated by ISTT Member Dr. Bruce Whitelaw (The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK).


ISTT early registration/renewal OPEN for 2016 ISTT membership!

October 14th, 2015

The  International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to announce that early registration or renewals are OPEN for 2016 membership!

We already start accepting membership for next year!

By joining/renewing early, you will have the added benefit of extended ISTT membership for this time period AND the following year (Jan-Dec).
With an ISTT membership, you will have the opportunity of discounted registration for meetings that are hosted or sponsored by the ISTT.

We also invite you to register for our upcoming 13th Transgenic Technology (TT2016) meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 20-23 March 2016.

Other membership benefits include access to our extensive picture and video libraries of transgenic techniques, registration to the ISTT list and free online access to Transgenic Research. On our homepage, you will be able to  regularly review our recent Tweets and Blogs to keep you up to date with the recent activities of the ISTT and breakthrough transgenic technology news .

Please don’t delay so that you can receive the additional benefit of three months of membership starting today!

Go to the link: and join us!

In all cases we will prepare and return the corresponding invoice. If you need an invoice in advance, please contact us at:


September 18th, 2015

The international meeting Transgenic Animals and Genetic Engineering Techniques ( was held on July 2–3 2015 in Nantes, France. This event, organized by the Transgenic Rats ImmunoPhenomic (TRIP) Nantes facility ( and co-sponsored by the ISTT, gathered around 100 participants from France, as well as other European countries, Japan and the USA.

The meeting gave participants the opportunity to update information on techniques and models in transgenesis and genetic engineering. The meeting encouraged students and scientists to expand their knowledge on the potential applications of new techniques to their own models or to apply them to related pathophysiological models for analysis of genes or diseases using genetically modified animals.

Thanks to the organizers and presenters for having made this fifth edition again a huge success!

We invite you to read the report recently published online in Transgenic Research ( [authors: Séverine Ménoret, Laurent Tesson, Séverine Remy, Claire Usal, Laure-Hélène Ouisse, Lucas Brusselle, Vanessa Chenouard,  Tuan H. Nguyen, Laurent David and Ignacio Anegon].

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Newly elected 2016 ISTT Board of Directors members

September 1st, 2015

ISTT BOD electees

   Branko Zevnik      Lynn Doglio      Peter Hohenstein

The official results of the recent election for the ISTT Board of Directors are in, and we congratulate Branko Zevnik, Lynn Doglio and Peter Hohenstein on their election to the ISTT Board. Branko Zevnik (Cologne, Germany) is the head of the in vivo Research Facility at the University of CologneLynn Doglio (Chicago, USA) is the Director of the Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory at Northwestern University.  Peter Hohenstein (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) is a Group Leader and Chair of the Small Animal Facility Management Committee at The Roslin Institute.  All three candidates received the support of the majority of voting ISTT members.  While they will start their three-year terms at TT2016 to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, they will be immediately appointed as Board members-elect.  This will allow them to interact with the rest of the ISTT Board members and become familiar with the administration and management of the ISTT. Congratulations to all of them!

In addition, the ISTT would like to express its respect and sincere appreciation for the commitment and participation of all the candidates who were involved in the ISTT election process.  As well, we would like to thank Tom Fielder, Wojtek Auerbach, and Boris Jerchow for their service on the  ISTT Council and Board of Directors.  These three Board members have contributed greatly to the management of the ISTT (and will continue to do so until TT2016).  It is due in large part to the contributions of our members that we have the vibrant Society that we do.

TARC X Meeting Report

August 26th, 2015

20150809_084915 20150817_103359 20130810_163007Tahoe City, California, USA

August 9 – 13, 2015

“What if . . . we had cows that did not have horns?  We do!  This is a naturally-occurring mutation, and these are called “polled” (or, hornless) cows.  This is a great benefit to the cattle industry, as this reduces the amount of trauma that cows can cause each other.  Unfortunately, there are only a few types of cows that contain the mutation causing the polled phenotype.  Other cows must have their horns removed to safely interact with each other in groups and their handlers.  You can see that this type of “surgery” could also cause animal welfare issues.

But, what if we could transfer the naturally-occurring mutation from one type of cow to another?  This can be accomplished by breeding the mutation into non-polled cattle.  Keeping in mind that the time for gestation in cattle is 9 months, and then the time to sexual maturity could be another one to one and a half years, the time needed to do the number of crosses to generate this mutation in a new strain of cattle could be significant—one breeder’s lifetime.  But (again, another “but”), what if we could introduce this mutation in a single generation by genetic engineering and leave no footprint behind—just this ONE MUTATION.  It is now possible to do this using the CRISPR/Cas9 system; one could introduce the mutation and carefully characterize the animals that result to insure that there are no additional changes in the genome—no footprints.  You could argue that this would be incredibly beneficial for animal welfare issues and for the benefit of those who care for these animals.”

This is the type of discussion that can result, based on the research presented at the  Tenth Transgenic Animal Research Conference (TARC X) [] just completed in Lake Tahoe, California, USA.  The discussions and talks centered around transgenic animals other than mice, including cows, sheep, goats and pigs, as well as avians (chickens), rabbits, and even mosquitoes!  An especially valuable addition to the signature 10th Conference was the inclusion of reviews of different aspects of the technology given at the start of each session.

In the first session, Dr. Jim Murray (UC Davis, USA) reviewed how genetically engineered livestock have been developed for agriculture since the first TARC meeting in 1997.  This was closely followed by a talk from Maeve Ballantyne (Roslin Institute, Scotland) about their efforts to engineer resilience to African swine fever into pigs.  This disease is rapidly spreading from Africa throughout Eastern Europe.  Thus, this type of genetic engineering could be critical for maintaining the health of swine herds.  The following talk by Jayne Raper (CUNY, USA), was a natural extension in this session, discussing how genes encoding resistance to trypanosomiasis in non-human primates could be moved into sheep and cattle.  The expectation is that such genes are critical for maintaining the health of these herds throughout Africa.

The second session was devoted to new technologies for genome engineering.  It started with an excellent review from Bruce Whitelaw (Roslin Institute, Scotland).  His review showed how the initial slow progress in generating precisely mutated animals has become much more rapid with the introduction of genome editing.  The promise of this technology was soon demonstrated by Mark Tizard (CSIRO, Australia), who described efforts to edit the genome of poultry, and by Bhanu Teluga (University of Maryland, USA), who described his highly efficient CRISPR/Cas targeted genome editing in pigs.

After an afternoon break for hiking, shopping, boating and general fun in Lake Tahoe, there was a late afternoon poster session with submissions from throughout the world.  After dinner, the evening session began with a talk from Pablo Ross (UC Davis).  Pablo reviewed how pluripotent stem cells have been used to generate targeted livestock, and tantalized the audience with a promise of an upcoming publication describing a new media for growth of pluripotent stem cells from large animals, hopefully capable of generating chimeras and germline transmission.  This was closely followed by talks from Franklin West (Univ. of Georgia, USA) and Jorge Piedrahita (NCSU, USA) about the use of stem cells in both pigs and chickens.

The second full day of the meeting was begun with a review by Chris Rogers (Exemplar Genetics, USA) on how genetically engineered livestock have been developed for biomedical models.  Simon Bawden (SARI, AU) reported how Huntington’s disease has been recreated in sheep.  This was followed by a talk from Lydia Garas (UC Davis, USA) about lysozyme transgenic goats whose milk can be used to prevent and treat intestinal diseases.  After a short break, Mingjun Liu (China) described how the sheep FGF5 and MSTN genes have been altered using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing.  The final talk of the morning was from Margareth Capurro (Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil), where she captivated the audience with her description of the methods used to gain acceptance for release of GE mosquitoes to reduce the incidence of dengue fever in one Brazilian village.  Margareth finished her talk with a most memorable jingle used as a public service announcement!

The Tuesday afternoon session was composed of talks from Eddie Sullivan (SABBiotherapeutics, USA) about the generation of humanized antibodies produced in cows, and from Lissa Herron (Roslin Institute, Scotland) about the isolation of pharmaceutical proteins from avian egg whites.  These talks were then followed by an enthusiastic review from Tim Doran (CSIRO, AU) where he surveyed the advances made in engineering of the avian genome.  A number of conference attendees added to their notoriety by being listed in his “Hall of Fame”!  The final talk on Tuesday, given by Marie-Cecile van de Lavoir (Crystal Biosciences, USA), described the generation of transgenic chickens carrying Cre-recombinase, which can be used to delete selectable markers in vivo.

The final day of the regular conference began with a review by Kevin Wells (Univ. of Missouri, USA) of the regulations governing genetic engineered animals and the food supply.  He emphasized that, in the US, while there are regulations that apply, there have not been laws passed that oversee this area, and he called for the preparation of a “white paper” by the experts in the field to advise the US government.  His talk was followed by a presentation of the “Glo-fish”@ experience with obtaining US approval given by Alan Blake (Yorktown Technologies, USA).  William Muir (Purdue Univ., USA) then presented his statistical model (Hazard Assessment at Critical Control Points, or HAACP) that can assess environmental risk of GE animals based on net fitness of the organism, demonstrating its effectiveness in an experiment on a model organism.  He then showed its application to the Aquabounty@ salmon currently awaiting approval, showing that the fear of an accidental release is irrelevant, as the GE salmon would quickly be eliminated from the population.

The next session had talks from Jun Wu (Salk Institute, USA) on the development of pluripotent stem cells, and their use in the pig to generate humanized organs for transplant; and from Hiro Nakauchi (Stanford Univ., USA) on exploiting an “organ niche” by injecting pluripotent stem cells from one organism (rat) into another, deficient organism (Pdx1-/- mouse) to generate a xenogenic pancreas.  He is now testing this process in pigs as well.

Attendees were then given another welcome afternoon off to play in the surrounding area, where there is ample opportunity for boating, biking and hiking.  This being the final day of the regular conference, everyone truly welcomed this last chance to enjoy the lake and surrounding mountains.

The final session of the meeting began (after another poster session and dinner) with a review given by Heiner Niemann (Hannover, Germany), where he spoke about the use of pigs as xeno-donors for human organs.  He described three major hurdles to this scenario, including immune responses, physiological incompatibilities, and the risk of transmitting zoonotic organisms.  His own work is an attempt to modify the immune response by humanizing several candidate genes.

The last talk of the meeting was from Alison Van Eenennaam (UC-Davis, USA) about how the technology has progressed but the acceptance of transgenic food animals has not over the past twenty years that TARC meetings have been held.  She made an eloquent request that scientists take the time to explain and assure the public that genetic engineering technology can be safe and assist the world with developing a healthy, sustainable food supply.  The scientific portion of the meeting then ended with the presentation of the poster award (sponsored by the Roslin Institute) to Dorothea Aumann (Munich, Germany) for her poster on “Analyzing gamma/delta T-cell function in chicken by reverse genetics”.  The award presentation was followed by a discussion of how to advance the regulatory environment.

An optional Livestock Industry Day was held the following day, 14 August, 2015, where various company representatives could share their work, interact with attending scientists, and have another enjoyable day in Lake Tahoe.  All in all, it was a very informative, interesting, and pleasurable meeting.   Granlibakken Conference Center [], The UC Davis Department of Animal Science [], Drs. Jim Murray, Elizabeth Maga, Alison Van Eenennaam and Pablo Ross should be commended for their hard work in producing such a successful gathering.  The next meeting will be held August 13-17, 2017—please plan on attending!



Respectfully submitted by:
Jan Parker-Thornburg, with editing from Walter Tsark and Jim Murray

Fourth ISTT Young Investigator Award

August 4th, 2015


The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), in collaboration with ingenious targeting laboratory, has established the ISTT YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD that is presented at each Transgenic Technology meeting. The fourth edition of this ISTT Young Investigator Award will be given at the next 13th Transgenic Technology Meeting (TT2016), that will be held in Prague, on 20-23 March 2016.

The ISTT Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a young scientist who will keep the field of transgenic technologies vibrant with new ideas and who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree. The ISTT Young Investigator Award is generously sponsored by ingenious targeting laboratory.

To date, the ISTT Young Investigator Awards has been granted to Dr. Xiao-Yang Zhao (TT2011), Dr. Toru Takeo (TT2013) and Dr. Feng Zhang (TT2014).

The ISTT Young Investigator Award is associated to funds that will serve to defray the costs related to the participation of the ISTT Young Investigator awardee at the corresponding TT Meeting, including: TT meeting registration fee, travel expenses to the TT meeting venue and accommodation during the meeting dates for the awarded candidate, with a maximum being set to 1500 Euros. All ISTT Young Investigator awardees will be given 1 year Ordinary ISTT Membership and a diploma, that will be provided at the ISTT Awards Ceremony, within the TT Meeting Program.

Instructions for participating and additional information are provided at the ISTT Young Investigator Award web page, within the ISTT web site.

ELEGIBILITY criteria for ISTT Young Investigator Awards

Nominees must be active in research, in the field of transgenic technologies, at the time the award is given. Nominees must have received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within the past 10 years.

NOMINATION criteria for ISTT Young Investigator Awards

Nominations must be made or endorsed by an ISTT member. Nominee does not have to be an ISTT member. Self nomination is not permitted. No person may nominate more than one candidate.

PROCEDURE for participating in the ISTT Young Investigator Awards selection process

Nominations must be made or endorsed by an ISTT member and should include:

  •                the CV of the nominee
  •                a document highlighting the achievements made by the nominee in the field of transgenic technologies
  •                a message or document confirming the nominee’s acceptance to participate in the ISTT Young Investigator Award selection process

All documents should be sent by the ISTT Member nominating the candidate to the ISTT email address:

Currently we are accepting nominations for the 4th ISTT Young Investigator Award for the TT2016 meeting in Prague.

DEADLINE for submitting nominations: September 15, 2015.

Decision for the TT2014 ISTT Young Investigator Award will be communicated by October 15, 2015.

On behalf of the ISTT, I would like to thank ingenious targeting laboratory for their support to the ISTT and, in particular, for sponsoring this 4th  ISTT Young Investigator Award.

With my best regards, Benoît Kanzler, ISTT Vice-President

ISTT Registration Awards for TT2016 meeting in Prague

July 27th, 2015
ISTT Registration Awards for TT2016 meeting in Prague

ISTT Registration Awards for TT2016 meeting in Prague

A minimum of six Registration Awards will be sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies for ISTT members wishing to attend the 13th Transgenic Technologies (TT2016) meeting in Prague, The Czech Republic, on 20-23rd March, 2016. 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 members of the ISTT may join the ISTT and simultaneously submit their Registration Award application. Only those applications from members who have paid their current annual fees will be considered.

Applicants must register first at the TT2016 Meeting website and select, as a payment method, “Application for Registration Awards” as a payment method. The ISTT will pay the Registration Fee of all applicants selected for an award. Applicants not selected will be kindly requested to pay the corresponding registration fee.
Applications and additional required documents (see below) should be sent, along with the meeting registration confirmation, to the official ISTT email address,, by 30th November, 2015.

Additional Documentation Required
a) Applicant’s CV
b) For ordinary members, a letter from the applicant describing how he/she will benefit from attending the TT meeting
c) For technician/student members, a letter of support from the applicant’s PI or supervisor stating how attendance will benefit the applicant’s career

Selection Process
ISTT Registration awards will be selected by a subset of ISTT Council members, with preference given to:
1) Student/Technician ISTT Members
2) ISTT Members submitting an abstract for presentation as a poster/short-oral communication at the TT meeting
3) Any other ISTT Member

Awards to the selected applicants will be announced by December 15th, 2015 and awardees will receive a diploma marking the event at the end of the TT2016 Meeting.

Registration OPEN for the next (13th) Transgenic Technology (TT2016) meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 20-23 March 2016

July 4th, 2015
Registration OPEN for the next (13th) Transgenic Technology (TT2016) meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 20-23 March 2016

Registration OPEN for the next (13th) Transgenic Technology (TT2016) meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, 20-23 March 2016

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission for the 13th Transgenic Technology Meeting (TT2016) in Prague, Czech Republic from 20th – 23rd March 2016 are now OPEN.

Andras Nagy will give the opening plenary lecture and Denis Duboule the closing one.
Thomas Boehm and Richard Behringer will give our special Orbis pictus lectures.

Further information can be found at the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you here in the beautiful city of Prague.

Radislav Sedlacek
Chair of the TT2016 Organizing Committee

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