The meeting report from the past 10th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2011) has been recently published in Transgenic Research. ISTT Members can benefit from privileged access to full contents of manuscripts published in Transgenic Research. In this meeting report, Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, PR China) and Thomas Blom (Lund University, Sweden), ISTT members, TT2011 participants and next Organizers of the following 11th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2013), review and summarize the talks and highlights of the successful meeting that the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) held in St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA, last October 2011. The next TT meeting, TT2013, will be held in Guangzhou, PR China, on 25-27 February 2013.
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The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) wishes you all a happy new year and all the best for 2012. Like every beginning of the year the renewal period for ISTT memberships is open. Please visit the join/renew page and follow the instructions therein. You may wish to download a year 2012 ISTT wall Calendar, created with free web resources. ISTT Members are entitled to a monthly calendar for 2012 with images from St. Pete Beach, Florida, where we held our last TT2011 meeting. Looking forward to receive and process all your renewals requests and registrations!. Thanks for your continuous support to the ISTT.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) wishes all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!. The 2011 ISTT Christmas Postcard prepared this year uses a wonderful chimeric mouse picture, obtained by Benoît Kanzler (Freiburg, Germany), almost brought back to life, while Seasonal Greetings are displayed using most of the languages currently used in the 40 countries of origin where our ISTT members work, world-wide.
2011 has been a fantastic year for the ISTT where many projects, initiatives and meetings have been successfully completed. Just to name a few: we published with Springer our first ISTT Manual on “Advanced Protocols for Animal Transgenesis“, edited by Shirley Pease and Thom Saunders; we were approved as a new AALAC’s member organization; we enjoyed a fantastic TT2011 meeting in Florida in October; we prepared a 10th TT Meetings Anniversary booklet; and, finally, and most importantly, we succeeded in moving the historical transgenic-list (tg-l) to the ISTT web server. We ended up 2011 with 573 members registered which we hope will renew their memberships in 2012, and where yet another list of interesting initiatives around the generation and analysis of transgenic animals will be prepared or supported from the ISTT. In 2012 there will be no TT meeting. Next TT meeting has been already scheduled for 2013. The TT2013 meeting will be held in Guangzhou/Canton, PR China, on February 25-27, 2013, organized by Prof. Ming Zhao (SMU).
In November 2010, on the occasion of the first Basel conference “Research at a Crossroads“, more than 80 life science researchers from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, France and Great Britain addressed the problems of animal research and adopted the “Basel Declaration“. The Declaration marks an unprecedented effort of the scientific community towards more trust, transparency and communication on animal research. The signatories, researchers in the life sciences sector, are committed to the 3R principle (Replace, Reduce, Refine), i.e., that animal testing in their area of expertise be planned and carried out with extreme care. In addition, they will contribute to providing society with open and transparent information about animal experiments. In return, the undersigned scientists expect society to recognize that animal experiments are essential for medical progress both now and in future.
Signatures in support of this Basel Declaration are being collected from its dedicated web site, from individual researchers and also from institutes, colleges, organizations and administrations. Dr. Karin Blumer, in her excellent talk on Animal Ethics, delivered at the recent TT2011 meeting held in Florida, already commented on this important initiative. She is involved in the Organizing Committee of the Meetings associated with this Basel Declaration. Other significant ISTT members, such as Dr. Johannes Wilbertz, first ISTT Vice-President and current ISTT Honorary Member, is serving as an Ambassador for the Basel Declaration.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) wants you!. If you are a member of the ISTT, your ideas, suggestions, proposals for helping us running the Society are most welcome. At the ISTT Council, one of our fundamental aims is our committment to always increase the benefits of our ISTT membership, as much as reasonably possible, according to the ISTT funds. ISTT support can be used to co-sponsor meetings, workshops, courses, seminars and any other event related to the generation and the analysis of genetically-modified animals. ISTT support can also be used for registration and travel awards for ISTT Members to attend ISTT meetings, to sponsor travel/training projects, small Grant support for Laboratory/Unit R&D projects, for a sliding scale for registration when more than one member of the same lab/unit attend a sponsored meeting, etc… The ISTT news your ideas to increase the support to ISTT members. An ISTT Membership Committe, formed by Jan Parker-Thornburg, Elizabeth Williams and Wojtek Auerbach, has been constituted for this purpose. They will be more than happy to receive your suggestions, your ideas, your proposals, your comments, as ISTT Members, anything that you feel we could consider to increase the benefits of our ISTT Membership. Thanks for your contribution!.
At the most recent 10th Transgenic Technology (TT2011) meeting we launched a promotion for new ISTT members that will remain valid until the end of the year. All new members registering from now until the end of 2011 will be granted immediate ISTT membership and their paid annual fee will be used for 2012, therefore qualifying for two additional free months in 2011 of ISTT membership. Furthermore, the ISTT General Assembly approved a reduction of the Technician/Student ISTT annual membership fees, from 35 to 25 Euros. ISTT Ordinary and Corporate member’s annual fees will remain the same: 70 Euros per year. Register now and immediately enjoy all benefits associated with ISTT membership, including privileged access to the full on-line contents of Transgenic Research, the scientific journal published by Springer and associated to the ISTT, and access to talks from invited speakers and posters from presenters from the previous TT2011 meeting.
The 10th Transgenic Technology (TT2011) Meeting is over. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) organized a most enjoyable meeting in St Pete Beach, Florida, USA, with the great help and technical support from In-Conference, Ltd (UK). More than 400 delegates attended this very intense and productive meeting, where participants, speakers, vendors and exhibitors coming from 35 countries around the world, gathered to discuss about the latest technologies to produce and analyze genetically modified animals. The venue was the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, an awesome place to hold a conference, by the beach and with all what is required to successfully run a large meeting. Highlights of the TT2011 meeting included the 8th ISTT Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies, sponsored by genOway, awarded to Prof. Ralph Brinster (Univ. Pennsylvania, USA) and the 1st ISTT Young Investigator Award, sponsored by inGenious Targeting Laboratory, which was received by Prof. Xiao-Yang Zhao (SKLRB-CAS, Beijing, P.R. China). The next TT meeting, TT2013, will be held in Guangzhou/Canton, P.R. China, organized by Prof. Ming Zhao (Southern Medical University).
The full scientific program and abstracts that will be presented at the forthcoming 10th Transgenic Technology (TT2011) meeting have been published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Transgenic Research (2011) 20(5):1139-89, associated to the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT).
The TT2011 meeting will be held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, in St Pete Beach, Florida, USA, on October 24-26, with the welcome get-together pre-conference dinner taking place on Sunday October 23. Over 400 delegates coming from 34 countries, all over the world, from US to Europe, from Asia to Oceania and South America too, will gather in Florida to present, share and discuss the latest developments in Transgenic Technologies. This will be a very special TT meeting, our 10th TT meeting of this series, and we will celebrate in Florida the 10th anniversary with the publication of a booklet with contribiutions by several members of our transgenic field commemorating this event.
US President Obama named today Dr. Ralph L. Brinster (University of Pennsylvania) as recipient of the US National Medal of Science “For his fundamental contributions to the development and use of transgenic mice. His research has provided experimental foundations and inspiration for progress in germline genetic modification in a range of species, which has generated a revolution in biology, medicine, and agriculture“. The ISTT wishes to congratulate Dr. Ralph L. Brinster for this prestigious award. Here you can read the University of Pennsylvania Press release.
Dr. Ralph L. Brinster receives this US National Medal of Science along with six other eminent researchers: Jacqueline K. Barton (California Institute of Technology), Shu Chien (University of California, San Diego), Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Peter J. Stang (University of Utah), Richard A. Tapia (Rice University) and Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan (New York University).
Dr. Ralph L. Brinster has received numerous awards in his career. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be awarding him the ISTT Prize “for his outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies” during the forthcoming 10th Transgenic Technology (TT2011) meeting, to be held in St Pete Beach, Florida n October 24-26, 2011.
Have you not yet registered for the TT2011 meeting? Registration at Early Bird reduced fees are still accepted up to September 15th. Moreover, if you are not a member of the ISTT this is also a perfect time to become a member, since ISTT members will further benefit of a reduced registration fee until October 9th. Please tell your colleagues within our field and inform them about this meeting, in case they are not aware of it. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss the latest advances in animal transgenesis technologies with colleagues and friends from all over the world. The list of speakers invited for the TT2011 meeting is very attractive and ensures high level and most interesting discussions for the topics considered at this conference. The TT2011 meeting will be held at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA, on October 24-26, 2011. All information about this meeting is available in its dedicated web site: www.tt2011.org and questions, comments and queries can be sent to its dedicated email address: email@example.com
See you all in Florida!