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
Results of 2014 ISTT elections: new board members elected1 July 2014.
On behalf of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), it is my pleasure to announce the results of the 2014 ISTT Elections. Jan Parker-Thornburg has been elected ISTT President. Aimee Stablewski has been elected ISTT Secretary and Treasurer. Cheryl Bock and Martina Crispo have been elected new ISTT Board members. Elizabeth Williams has been re-elected ISTT Board member for a second and last turn. Congratulations to all of them!. And our deepest appreciation to all candid... read more
CRISPR-Cas resources at the ISTT web site24 June 2014.
CRISPR-Cas strategies are discussed and applied everywhere for the targeted modification of genomes. Every day a new lab is considering using CRISPR-Cas for the generation of their subsequent animal mutants. There are many papers regularly being published on this subject and a number of excellent online resources have been prepared by several labs actively working in this field. For newcomers/beginners this might seem (and it is) a lot of information, potentially difficult to digest.
In t... read more
TT2014 abstracts: submission deadline is approaching (30 June)17 June 2014.
From the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) we warmly invite and encourage you all to submit your most recent and exciting results and developments in animal transgenesis to be presented at the forthcoming 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014. Deadline for submitting abstracts for the TT2014 meeting is June 30.
To submit an abstract please visit this TT2014 meeting web page.
All TT2014 partic... read more
The TT2014 Registration Awards for ISTT members: deadline for submitting applications is 30th June16 June 2014.
A minimum of six registration awards for ISTT members willing to attend the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014, will be sponsored by the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT). Applications should be sent, along with the registration confirmation and the requested additional documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2014. The ISTT will pay the Registration Fee of all applicants selected for one of... read more
The TT2014-associated Zebrafish Transgenesis Workshop: 8-10 October 2014 in Edinburgh10 June 2014.
Immediately after the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, a unique hands-on zebrafish transgenesis workshop will be taking place in Edinburgh, on October 8-10, 2014. This will be the first non-rodent hands-on transgenic workshop ever organized after a TT meeting. This workshop is offered to willing participants registered to attend the TT2014 meeting (October 6-8, 2014). Registration is handled separately and, at first, intended participants should submit their expression of interes... read more
Highlights of the TT2014 meeting in Edinburgh: a conference you can't miss!5 June 2014.
This year's ISTT main activity is the 12th Transgenic Technology conference, the TT2014 meeting, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014, followed by a 2-day hands-on workshop on basic zebrafish transgenesis techniques. The ISTT promotes the TT meetings every 18 months, these being the most important activity of our Society. This year, the local Organizers and advisory committees, commanded by Douglas Strathdee, need to be praised for preparing a most appealing and... read more
The 2014 ISTT Election Process1 June 2014.
The 2014 ISTT Election Process has been launched. All members of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies are warmly invited to elect the next ISTT President, ISTT Secretary, ISTT Treasurer and three new board members. All these new positions at the ISTT Board will begin their term of service on January 1st, 2015. The 2014 ISTT elections will take place within the members-only area of the ISTT web site, during the entire month of June 2014. Results will be published shortly ther... read more
In Memory of Ueli Märki31 May 2014.
On Thursday I got the very sad information that Ueli (Ulrich) Märki passed away on Saturday last week. This is a great loss for all that got to know him and we all mourn with his family about this tragic loss.
I first got in contact to Ueli during my university time in Heidelberg in the beginning of the 90th, while he was still working for RCC in Switzerland. I got to know him as a very dedicated scientist (thanks for teaching me a lot of mouse genetics Ueli!) a very nice colleague and in t... read more
The ISTT endorses the ARRIVE guidelines22 May 2014.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), through its executive board, has decided to enthusiastically endorse the ARRIVE Guidelines, promoted from the NC3Rs, further highlighting the committment of our Society with best practices in animal research and animal welfare.
The ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) guidelines were developed as part of an NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research) initiati... read more
SALAAM: Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models20 May 2014.
The EU-COST action SALAAM (Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models) was launched yesterday in Brussels, at a kick-off meeting attended by most of its members. This 4-year EU-COST action is currently formed by 17 countries and more than 44 participants, including many experts in the fields of animal genetics, physiology, transgenesis, bioethics, welfare and animal science, with a focus on large (i.e. non-rodent) animal models. This EU-COST action is chaired by Prof Eckhard Wolf (Germany) and ... read more
Meeting report: Promoting the international exchange of mouse mutant resources12 May 2014.
This is a brief meeting report on the INFRAFRONTIER /IMPC workshop: Promoting the international exchange of mouse mutant resources, which was held in Munich, Germany, on 08-09 May 2014.
As indicated in the corresponding Infrafrontier web page: "The main objectives of the workshop were to discuss how to simplify the international exchange of mouse mutant resources and to define the procedural changes to achieve it, to review the key issues facing the mouse community and mouse repositories as... read more
Submit your abstract(s) to the TT2014 meeting in Edinburgh: 30 June11 May 2014.
The submission of abstracts for the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting, to be held in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), on 6-8 October, is OPEN. All TT2014 participants are encouraged to submit their work as an abstract for poster presentation at the TT2014 meeting. Authors are requested to submit an abstract with the following requirements: Title (max. 25 words), Name authors and affiliations (first author is the presenting author), and, Text of the communication (max. 400 words). Abstract... read more
The 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Award goes to Feng Zhang28 April 2014.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to announce the awardee for the third (3rd) ISTT Young Investigator Award, generously sponsored by inGenious Targeting Laboratory (iTL). After careful evaluation of the nominated candidates, the Award Committee selected Dr. Feng Zhang (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT; and the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Biological Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, MA,... read more
Laboratory Course on Cryopreservation of Mouse Germplasm, Monterotondo, Italy, 20-24 October 201411 April 2014.
The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), EMMA-Monterotondo Campus International Development and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offer a comprehensive course on cryopreservation of mouse embryos, sperm and ovaries. This Course is financially supported by the European Union FP7 Capacities Specific Program, through the Infrafrontier-I3. The 2014 Edition of this traditional annual cryopreservation EMMA-JAX course is planned for 20-24 October 2014, organized by ISTT Member Marcello Raspa and hi... read more
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Forthcoming ISTT sponsored meetings
CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA, September 15th-19th, 2014
organized by Naomi Nakagata, Aimee Stablewski and Jan Parker-Thornburg
Applications: April 1st - May 31st, 2014
Organized by: Peter Hohenstein, Douglas Strathdee (Chair) and Bruce Whitelaw
Prof. Janet Rossant will be awarded the 10th ISTT Prize at the TT2014 meeting
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Dr. Feng Zhang will be awarded the 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Award at the TT2014 meeting
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Daniel J Murphy
Abstract submission June 30, 2014
ISTT registration awards June 30, 2014
Awards communicated by July 15, 2014
Early Bird registration July 31, 2014
Standard Rate registration
from August 1, 2014
Late & On-Site Rate registration
from September 22, 2014
Zebrafish Transgenesis Workshop, 8-10 Oct 2014