Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified Animal Models: International Course & Symposium, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (Uruguay), 7-18 September 201521 January 2015.
The International Society for Trangenic Technologies (ISTT) proudly co-sponsors the International Course & Symposium on Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified Animal Models, to be held at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (Uruguay), organized by ISTT Members Martina Crispo (Unidad de Animales Transgénicos y Experimentación, UATE, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo) and Alejo Menchaca (Instituto de Reproducción Animal de Uruguay, IRAUy), on 8-15 September 2015.
The aim is to o... read more
SALAAM kick-off meeting in Munich: thinking big (the important role of large animal models)19 January 2015.
About a month ago, shortly before the season break, and very timely to enjoy its Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt), the kick-off meeting of the Project SALAAM (Sharing Advances on Large Animal Models) took place in Munich (Germany), 15-17 December 2014, beautifully organized by Eckhard Wolf and Pascale Chavatte-Palmer, Chair and Co-Chair of this EU-COST Action BM1308. This conference, open to any interested researcher in the field, represented the official launch of the SALAAM project, to d... read more
The ISTT Calendar for year 20155 January 2015.
Happy New Year to all ISTT Members!. Here, you can download a free copy of the 2015 ISTT Calendar. This edition has been nicely prepared by ISTT Board Member Karen Brennan (Sydney, Australia), using numerous beautiful images generously provided by members and supporting companies. Download it, print it and use it!. Enjoy it!.... read more
Happy New Year: the ISTT finishes 2014 with 736 members1 January 2015.
On behalf of the ISTT, I wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) finishes year 2014 with 736 members. At the ISTT we have launched the 2015 renewal campaign and we hope that those of you that are not yet ISTT members would seriously consider registering in 2015. All information regarding renewals and new registrations is available at the JOIN-RENEW web page.
During 2015, the ISTT will co-sponsor two transgenic meetings... read more
TT2014 meeting report published in Transgenic Research28 December 2014.
The meeting report of the 12th Transgenic Technology meeting (TT2014), held in Edinburgh on October 6-8, 2014, and organized by Douglas Strathdee, Peter Hohenstein and Bruce Whitelaw, has just been published in the scientific journal Transgenic Research.
TT2014 meeting report on the 12th Transgenic Technology meeting in Edinburgh: new era of transgenic technologies with programmable nucleases in the foreground.
Beck IM, Sedlacek R.
Transgenic Res. 2015 Feb;24(1):179-83.
The TT2014 me... read more
New book published: Genetics of the Mouse (Springer, 2015)14 December 2014.
A new book has been published in the field of mouse genetics, filling a gap created since the mid nineties, when the last similar books had been published (i.e. Lee Silver, 1995), devoted to this topic. This new book, entitled "Genetics of the Mouse" has been edited by four experiencied mouse geneticists: Jean-Louis Guénet, Fernando Benavides, Jean-Jacques Panthier and Xavier Montagutelli, and has been published by Springer (2015). The authors are all related with Institut Pasteur, in Paris,... read more
ISTT statement on animal transport12 December 2014.
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is committed to biomedical research that improves the health and well-being of people and animals worldwide. Transgenic technology has widely been recognized as a powerful tool for analysis of in vivo gene function and generation of animal models that are vital to the effort to develop treatments and cures for disease.
The availability of these research models for study by researchers is critically dependent on their transport b... read more
Job announcement: ISTT Administrative Assistant27 November 2014.
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
About ISTT: The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) was founded in 2006, and is registered in Buffalo NY, USA, as a not for profit (NFP) organization. It currently represents an enthusiastic group of more than 700 members worldwide. We seek to foster communication and technology-sharing to enhance scientific research and to advance the field of animal transgenesis, particularly as it applies to experimental models in science. We rep... read more
A week in October in Bar Harbor12 November 2014.
If there is a paradise it must be very similar to Mount Desert Island, in Maine, on the Nort-Eastern coast of USA. Two weeks ago, during the last week of October (26-29), the International Mammalian Genome Society (IMGS) held its 28th International Mammalian Genome Conference (IMGC) in Bar Harbor, ME, USA, a beautiful village surrounded by nature, a most popular tourist spot in Summer, the place where The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is located, and an excellent venue to hold a scientific confer... read more
Feng Zhang receives his ISTT Diploma as Young Investigator Awardee9 November 2014.
The 3rd ISTT Young Investigator Awardee, Feng Zhang (BROAD institute, MIT) receives the ISTT Diploma from Changhong Pang (ingenious targeting laboratory) in his lab, at the BROAD institute, after the TT2014 meeting held in Edinburgh. Congratulations to Feng Zhang and many thanks to ingenious targeting laboratory for their generous support to these ISTT Young Investigator Awards!... read more
The TT2014 meeting Scottish style14 October 2014.
The most popular ISTT meeting held to date took place last week in Edinburgh, UK, at the Assembly Rooms. More than 530 participants gathered in Scotland for the 12th Transgenic Technology (TT2014) meeting during three days, 6 to 8 October 2014, to discuss the latest advances in methods and applications for generating and analyzing genetically modified animals. The local Organizers, Douglas Strathdee, Peter Hohenstein and Bruce Whitelaw showed us how to run an splendid TT meeting Scottish sty... read more
Welcome to Edinburgh, the city hosting the TT2014 meeting!3 October 2014.
The 12th Transgenic Technology Meeting is about to begin this forthcoming weekend. On Sunday, 5 October, the Organizers have nicely prepared a welcome pre-meeting dinner to get together and meet all colleagues attending. The real TT2014 meeting's kick off will be on Monday morning, 6 October. During the following three days all delegates will have the pleasure (and the privilege, owing the great interest triggered by this conference, absolutely sold out) to listen and discuss the latest adva... read more
CARD-RPCI Cryopreservation Course Report22 September 2014.
During the past week, 15-19 September 2014, the CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course was held at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, NY, USA, organized by Naomi Nakagata (CARD-Kumamoto University, Japan), Aimee Stablewski (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA) and Jan Parker-Thornburg (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA). This was the second CARD course organized overseas, outside Asia, after the first course organized in Madrid in October 2013.... read more
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Forthcoming ISTT sponsored meetings
Transgenic animals and genetic engineering techniques
Nantes, France, 2-3 July 2015
Organizers: Ignacio Anegon and Séverine Ménoret (Transgenic Rats Core Facility, Nantes, France)
International Course and Mini-Symposium: Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models
Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (IPM)
7-18 September 2015
Organizers: Martina Crispo (IPM) and Alejo Menchaca (IRAUy)
COURSE application: is June 28th SYMPOSIUM registration: July 19th information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next TT Meeting: TT2016
Prague, Czech Republic
20-23 March 2016
Organized by: Radislav Sedlacek