Making and Genetically Manipulating Mouse Embryos (previously known as Workshop on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in the Laboratory Mouse)

This hands‐on workshop teaches participants to use Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to efficiently manage mouse strains. Topics covered include cryobiology and strain archival, colony expansion, strain rescure, rederivation, genetic stability and how to overcome breeding problems using ARTs. Handson techniques covered include embryo handling, embryo and sperm cryopreservation and recovery, surgical and non‐surgical embryo transfer, Invitro fertilization, flushing embryos, superovulation, inducing pseudopregnancy and more.  Aseptic surgical techniques, biomethods and project planning will also be covered. Participants will be taught by leading experts in the field and will obtain the information they need to implement ARTs when they return to their institution.

Completion of this workshop can be used for continuing educational units for AALAS recertification.  Participants will also receive a signed certificate of participation from The Jackson Laboratory.

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May 2528, 2020

Making and Gentically Manipulating Mouse Embryos – Postponed to Spring 2021 (Exact Dates TBD)

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

This hands‐on workshop teaches participants to use Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to efficiently manage mouse strains. Topics covered include cryobiology and strain archival, colony expansion, strain rescure, rederivation, genetic stability and how to overcome breeding problems using ARTs. Handson techniques covered include embryo handling, embryo and sperm cryopreservation and recovery, surgical and non‐surgical embryo transfer, Invitro fertilization, flushing embryos, superovulation, inducing pseudopregnancy and more.  Aseptic surgical techniques, biomethods and project planning will also be covered. Participants will be taught by leading experts in the field and will obtain the information they need to implement ARTs when they return to their institution.

Completion of this workshop can be used for continuing educational units for AALAS recertification.  Participants will also receive a signed certificate of participation from The Jackson Laboratory.