The ISTT attended the 50th Anniversary LASA Meeting28 November 2013.
The President of the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), Lluís Montoliu, was kindly invited, to attend the 50th Anniversary (1963-2013) meeting of the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA), held in London (UK), this week. A workshop on "Transgenic Science and Technology" was organized, where various ISTT members participated as Organizers, invited speakers or Chairs of the sessions. This workshop included a presentation on the "Evolution of the ISTT", delivered ... read more
Transgenic Technologists form a network across Oceania22 November 2013.
The 1st Oceania Transgenic/Cryopreservation Symposium took place at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia on the 31st October -1st November 2013. This meeting was initiated by Elizabeth Williams and has grown out of workshops on cryopreservation of reproductive materials and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) that were run in conjunction with ANZLAA annual conferences (Hobart 2011 & Brisbane 2012). Through these activities it was recognized that there was a need for more local netwo... read more
Winner of ISTT Manual from bioterios.com14 November 2013.
Ana Isabel Nieto (Granada, Spain) is the winner of a copy of the ISTT Manual:Advanced Protocols for Animal Transgenesis (edited by Shirley Pease and Thomas Saunders, published by Springer, 2011) from bioterios.com, the most popular South-American web portal for Laboratory Animal Science, in Spanish, organized and led by the ISTT member Juan Manuel Baamonde (CECs, Valdivia, Chile). The International Society for Trangenic Technologies (ISTT) and bioterios.com are mutually supporting and promot... read more
Cell-permeable Cre recombinase for rapid conversion of EUCOMM/KOMP-CSD alleles13 November 2013.
Our colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK, most of them ISTT members, have just published a very interesting paper in Transgenic Research, the scientific journal associated with the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), describing the use of a cell-permeable Cre recombinase for the rapid conversion of EUCOMM/KOMP-CSD alleles directly in mouse embryos, hence avoiding the traditional breeding of mice produced with the original tm1... read more
ISTT Best Poster Awards at TT meetings sponsored by Charles River10 November 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), in collaboration with Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (CRL), has establised the ISTT BEST POSTER AWARDS that will be given at the Transgenic Technology (TT) Meetings. The ISTT Best Poster Awards recognize outstanding work presented by participants at Transgenic Technology (TT) meetings. The ISTT Best Poster Awards are generously sponsored by Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (CRL).
All posters accept... read more
The TT2014 meeting web page has been launched: REGISTRATION IS OPEN!31 October 2013.
Today, the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting web site has been launched. And meeting registration is already open!. The TT2014 meeting is organized by ISTT members Douglas Strathdee-chair, Peter Hohenstein and Bruce Whitelaw and will be held at The Assembly Rooms, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 6-8 October 2014. Immediately following the TT2014 meeting, on October 9-10, 2014, there will be a hands-on practical workshop called 'An Introduction to Zebrafish Transgenesis' which will f... read more
The ISTT is attending the 64th AALAS National Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA28 October 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to attend, once again, the annual (64th) AALAS National Meeting, being held this time in Baltimore, MD, USA, on October 27-31, 2013. The ISTT booth has been organized by Melissa Larson (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA) ISTT member and official representative of the ISTT before AALAS. The ISTT is proud to be an AALAS Affiliate Organizations since 2009, and, since then, our Society has been atten... read more
Workshop report: animals bred, but not used in experiments23 October 2013.
Workshop: “Animals bred, but not used in experiments”, October 18-20, 2013, Hotel Duin & Kruidberg, Santpoort, the Netherlands.
Experiments in biomedical science use large numbers of laboratory animals. It is a fact that to provide these animals, regularly more animals are bred than are finally used in the experiments planned. The Ministry of Economic Affairs as the competent body of the Netherlands had asked Prof. Coenraad Hendriksen and Dr. Jan-Bas Prins to organize a workshop to id... read more
Janet Rossant will be awarded the 10th ISTT Prize at the TT2014 meeting in Edinburgh21 October 2013.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to award the 10th ISTT Prize to Professor Janet Rossant, Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program, Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University Professor at the University of Toronto; Deputy Scientific Director of the Canadian Stem Cell Network; and Professor in the Departments of Molecular Genetics, Obstetrics / Gynaecology and Paediatrics at the ... read more
Vitrification of unfertilized mouse oocytes and their efficient use for in vitro fertilization20 October 2013.
The laboratory of Prof. Naomi Nakagata at CARD-University of Kumamoto (Japan) has achieved a new milestone in mouse cryopreservation techniques. After boosting the efficiencies of mouse in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) from fresh, refrigerated and, particularly, frozen sperm from C57BL/6J mice, they have focused their attention in establishing a robust, reproducible but simple and efficient method for cryopreserving unfertilized mouse oocytes using vitrification, and their subsequent use for IVF... read more
CARD-CNB Cryopreservation Course Report14 October 2013.
This past week, 7-11 October 2013, the CARD-CNB Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course was held at CNB-CSIC, in Madrid, Spain, with great success and accompanied with also great sunny weather. This was the first cryopreservation course of this kind, co-organized by Naomi Nakagata (CARD-University of Kumamoto, Japan) and Lluis Montoliu (CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain), were the newest methods developed by CARD, at the Nakagata lab, were demonstrated in Europe, directly by the CARD team. The ... read more
Videos from talks at the TT2013 meeting in China are available for ISTT members26 September 2013.
We have uploaded videos from 25 of the 37 talks from selected invited speakers attending the past 11th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2013), held in Guangzhou (China), on 25-27 February 2013, and organized by Ming Zhao and his co-worker Xiangguang Wu, from the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou. Ming Zhao and Xiangguang Wu kindly provided the original videos from those invited speakers that approved their distribution among ISTT members, from the members-only area of the ISTT web sit... read more
Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page2 September 2013.
There is life beyond mice and rats, there are many additional interesting and useful genetically-modified animal models beyond those made using rodents. Rodents are great animal models for genetic/genomic analyses and for the first preliminary experimental tests. However, larger mammals are more suitable to study most human diseases and to develop therapies and treatments. Likewise, other vertebrates, such as chicken and fish, are also very interesting and useful to develop applications in a... read more
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Next TT Meeting: TT2014
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
6-8 October 2014
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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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