Please join us in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, for the 14th Transgenic Technology Meeting!

1-4 October 2017

ISTT Sponsored Meetings


Cryopreservation Training Opportunities - check back for upcoming events

Transgenic Certificate courses now available on the AALAS Learning Library (ISTT members were deeply involved with the writing of these courses.)


2nd European Advanced School for Mouse Phenogenomics:  Goersdorf, France, 2017 June 12th-16th

Would you like to learn how to choose, create and analyse your best mouse model? Do you have a sufficient background in mouse functional genomics to lead as best your research?

This international training of excellence provides engineers, PhDs and researchers with an innovative program focused on best practices in the use of the mouse model biomedical and scientific research. Reach us and you will gain crucial skills required to use as best mutant mice and support you in your research!

Registration open! Early bird dead line : March 31st


 2nd Programmable nucleases (CRISPR/Cas9) Transgenesis Course:  CCP in BIOCEV, Vestec/Prague, April 3-7, 2017

This course, jointly provided by the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics and Phenomin/ICS Strasbourg, both members of INFRAFRONTIER, is designed to give practical, hands-on training in current technologies and methods employing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome manipulations in the generation of mice mutants. Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge from our expert instructors, have ample opportunity for discussion and can bring their own targeting projects to work on during the bioinformatics session. The course has been designed for participants with an intermediate knowledge of molecular biology.

Course highlights:

  • Design targeting strategy for your project of interest 
  • Apply the targeting tools and validate CRISPR activity 
  • Deliver the editing tools to cell lines and zygotes 
  • Identify CRISPR induced genomic modifications 

Place: Czech Centre for Phenogenomics, Vestec/Prague, Czech Republic

Application deadline: 15th February 2017 (results posted 20th February 2017)

Participants: A maximum of 15 participants including 2 scholarships.

Course fee: 980 € for participants from academic institutions and universities.

The cost for participants from industry is available on request. Participation on the course is subject to a selection process. Applications must be accompanied by a short CV, letter of motivation (max 200 words), and a short letter of support. Accommodation and transport costs are not included in the fee and has to be covered by participants on their own. Lunches and refreshments during the course as well as joint dinners are included. Participants wishing to apply for the scholarship should state this clearly in the cover letter. Please note that the scholarship will cover the course fee only.

Applications should be sent to the following email address:

More information about the course program and its faculty is available at the website:

Transgenic Technologies in Modeling Human Diseases: Principles, Associated Technologies, Animal Management and Ethics:  Athens, Greece 2017, 5-13 June.

Hellenic Pasteur Institute: 4 days theory, 4 days hands–on


The Basics of Transgenic Technologies: Classical Transgenesis, Embryo Development, CRE Technology, CRISPR/Cas, Running a Facility

Modeling Human Diseases: Infectious, Neurological

Transgenesis Associated Technologies: Bioinformatics, Genome Wide Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing, In vivo Imaging, Behavioral Analysis, Cryopreservation

Ethics and Animal welfare : Legislation, Ethics ,Breeding strategies, Animal Welfare, Cost Benefit Analysis, Statistics.

Hands-on : Manipulating Mouse Embryos, Microinjections, Genotyping, Cryopreservation, In vivo Imaging

Dead line for applications: 10 April 2017


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6th Swine in Biomedical Research Conference

Dear Colleague:

It is with great pleasure I invite you to attend the 6th Swine in Biomedical Research Conference to be held at University of Maryland in Baltimore from September 23-25. This meeting represents the sixth (1995, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017) in a series of conferences that have highlighted the utility of porcine models in biomedical research.  

 Investigators with interest in using swine models for biomedical investigation, will find this to be a great conference to network and foster collaborations with industry and academic researchers. The current program with confirmed speakers and access to registration and abstract submission links can be found at

 This year we plan to offer limited "Young investigator awards" that cover registration costs and travel costs of graduate students and postdocs.Deadline for discounted registration and consideration of abstracts for platform talks and travel awards is: April 7, 2017.

 Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore.

 With best regards,


Bhanu Telugu, Assistant Professor-University of Maryland

Visiting Scientist-USDA