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Newly elected 2016 ISTT Board of Directors members

1 September 2015.    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 Cologne.  Lynn Doglio (Chicago, USA) is the Director of the Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory at Northwestern University.  Peter Hohenstein ... read more

TARC X Meeting Report

26 August 2015. Tahoe 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 eac... read more

Fourth ISTT Young Investigator Award

4 August 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 w... read more

ISTT Registration Awards for TT2016 meeting in Prague

27 July 2015. 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 y... read more

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

4 July 2015. 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. At TT2016, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier will be jointly awarded the 11th ISTT Prize. 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 informat... read more

Tenth Transgenic Animal Research Conference, Tahoe City, California (USA), 9 - 13 August, 2015

26 June 2015. Plan to attend the 10th Transgenic Animal Research Conference (TARC X) in August of 2015.  At this international meeting you will learn the latest developments in the field of non-murine transgenic animals. In celebration of the 10th conference in this series the program will contain nine review talks, to be published in a special issue of Transgenic Research. Once again the conference will be held at the beautiful Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center, high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains ... read more

IMM2015-Leiden, June 11-12, 2015-A Short Meeting Report

15 June 2015. On June 11-12, the 8th Workshop on Innovative Mouse Models (IMM2015) was held in the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands. This biannual meeting brings together a diverse group of researchers interested in developing and exploiting mouse models to study fundamental developmental processes and to mimic human disease. Featuring the most recent advances on transgenic animal technology, this meeting encourages in-depth discussions in a very open way, accessible for young and sen... read more


10 June 2015. ISTT Board of Directors STATEMENT ON GENETIC ENGINEERING OF HUMAN EMBRYOS June 10, 2015 Genetic engineering in animals is a process that has engendered great excitement as well as great anxiety.  The technology is used to study developmental processes (using small animals such as the mouse, zebra fish, fruit fly, worm, etc.), determine gene function, and mimic human and animal disease processes.  Perhaps the greatest promises of this technology are to develop and test drugs and to perfo... read more

Ultra-superovulation in C57BL/6 mice: 100 oocytes/female

30 May 2015. Last September, in Buffalo (USA), at the CARD-RPCI Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation course organized by Naomi Nakagata, Aimee Stablewski and Jan Parker-Thornburg, Naomi Nakagata himself presented the preliminary results of an amazing achievement in Reproductive Biology they had accomplished at the University of Kumamoto (Japan), namely: the obtention of more than 100 oocytes per C57BL/6 female after devising a new protocol for superovulation, a method they introduced as ULTRA-superovu... read more

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International Course and Mini-Symposium: Advances in the Generation of Genetically Modified (GM) Animal Models

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (IPM)

Montevideo, Uruguay

7-18 September 2015

Organizers: Martina Crispo (IPM) and Alejo Menchaca (IRAUy)


COURSE application: is June 28th SYMPOSIUM registration: July 19th information contact:

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Next TT Meeting: TT2016

Prague, Czech Republic

20-23 March 2016


TT2016 meeting


Organized by: Radislav Sedlacek





TT2016 Meeting Deadlines:

ISTT Registration Awards 30 Nov

Awards communicated 15 Dec

Submission abstracts 15 Dec

Early registration fee 15 Jan


The 11th ISTT Prize jointly awarded to Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier

The 11th ISTT Prize jointly awarded to Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier


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