Courses & Event Announcements

Maine State Science Fair

The 2020 Maine State Science Fair will now be held online. Science fair organizers have reached out, individually, to student participants and their teachers regarding next steps. All student projects will be reviewed using videoconference technology on Saturday, March 28, as previously scheduled. The MSSF will announce category awards, special awards, experiential awards, scholarships, and Grand Awards during an online webcast at 3 pm, Saturday, March 28. Contact:


After careful consideration, The Jackson Laboratory has made the decision to postpone many of our Spring 2020 events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These events include:

  • Workshop on Stereotaxic Surgery (April)
  • Workshop on Colony Management
  • The Whole Scientist
  • Long-Read Sequencing Workshop
  • Making and Genetically Manipulating Mouse Embryos Workshop
  • Biocuration Symposium
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop
  • MCGI Forum.

We are currently working on rescheduling many of these events for later this year. Specific information regarding registration transfers or refunds to rescheduled events will be emailed shortly. Please check the The JAX Courses and Workshops website will be updated with rescheduled dates of events as soon as they are confirmed.

JAX continues to move forward with hosting the 61st McKusick Short Course, The Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer, The Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice, and our full Fall, 2020, schedule as previously planned.