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Research The ISTT is involved in all levels of transgenic research in animals, from the animal technician to the senior scientist. This link will take you to our research page that includes relevant publications, CRISPR/Cas9 resources and news pertaining to transgenic technology. Training The ISTT sponsors meetings, workshops and training courses in transgenic technology. One of our most popular offerings is the Transgenic Technology (TT) meeting. To see the latest offerings, and to see how to apply for ISTT sponsorship of your training opportunity, please click here. Sponsor The ISTT is very grateful to our generous sponsors who provide us with support to continue our work. ISTT sponsors offer valuable goods and services necessary for transgenic technologies. The resources provided to the ISTT allow us to host the TT meetings, provide awards for our members, and assist with website support. Please visit our sponsorsí page.
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12th ISTT Prize to be Awarded to Lluis Montoliu, PhD

The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is pleased to announce that the 12th ISTT Prize will be awarded to Dr. Lluis Montoliu for his seminal work on YAC transgenesis that led the way for large DNA modifications in the mouse, and for his work in establishment of the ISTT.  The ISTT Prize is awarded to investigators who have made outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies.  The awardee for the 12th ISTT Prize was chosen by the ISTT Prize Committee, which consists of the ISTT President, Vice President, Past President, the CEO of genOway (the company that generously sponsors the award), and all previous ISTT prize awardees.

The Award Committee considered that Dr. Montoliu’s work that established artificial chromosome-type mouse transgenesis led to a new foray into genetically modified organisms that allowed for inclusion of critical regulatory elements that were often missing in previous experiments, thereby represents a major improvement in transgenic technology.  In addition, he also seeded the development of an inclusive organization that would represent the needs and interests of transgenic technologists, not only researchers but also technicians and others involved in the generation and analysis of transgenic animals, which came to full fruition and was founded as the International Society of Transgenic Technologies (ISTT), in January of 2006, and served as the first President from 2006 to 2014.

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The ISTT responds to the ECJ Ruling that CRISPR/Cas9 should be regulated as GMO

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Transgenic Technology (ISTT) has the following comment on the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which requires any that genome-edited organism shall be treated as GMO within the meaning of the European GMO Directive.

The ISTT, a scientific society representing the largest group of experts in the field of genome modification in animals, is surprised and disappointed that the court decided to focus on the method and not the product of genome editing and thus did not follow the recommendation of the court's Advocate General.

John D. Biggers, 1923-2018

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
John D. Biggers, Physiologist/embryologist, passed away recently in Massachusetts. Here is a memorial from Lluis Montoliu: Dear colleagues, Just a short message to make you aware about the recent passing of John D. Biggers, on April 7, 2018. If you don’t know who this reproductive physiologist was, you should ask yourself who do you think

Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing (ARRIGE) Launched

Published Friday, March 30, 2018
The Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing" was launched on 23 March, 2018 to promote a global governance of genome editing technologies, to promote the responsible use of the these techniques and tools, taking into account all associated ethics issues as well, in relation to their application to human beings, to animals, to

TT2019 Awarded to Kobe, Japan

Published Thursday, August 17, 2017

The ISTT Board of Directors has chosen Kobe Japan to host TT2019, the 15th Transgenic Technology meeting, April 2019.

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