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This course provides training in the theory and practice of maintaining mouse colonies for research. Participants completing this course will obtain a thorough understanding of colony management best practice that incorporates the latest developments and trends in the use of the laboratory mouse in research.
This is a NEW one-of-a-kind workshop that will provide tangible and marketable skills in mouse biomethods. This hands-on workshop covers injections, gavage, blood collection, mouse identification, euthanasia and much more.
This hands‐on workshop teaches participants to use Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to efficiently manage mouse strains. 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.
This JAX course will focus on the use of the innovative tools and methods, specifically in the laboratory mouse, for answering questions of neuron and circuit function and disease mechanisms during neurodegeneration. This course will employ both didactic and hands-on instruction in both laboratory techniques and bioinformatics.
This workshop provides training in the use of genetically defined laboratory mice as tools for asking questions about gene function and the role of genetics in the biology of cancer. Lectures will be given in the morning by world-renowned scientists, followed by intensive hands-on laboratory sessions. Didactic lectures will reflect current knowledge of modeling cancer in a variety of organ sites and will emphasize common themes in cancer research and modeling.
This intensive workshop is for those wishing to obtain practical hands-on training in mouse surgical techniques. In addition to surgical procedures, topics covered include mouse biomethods, anatomy, aseptic technique, suturing and microscope use. Surgical techniques covered include castration, vasectomy, ovariectomy, ovarian transplantation, adrenalectomy, splenectomy, thymectomy, nephrectomy and jugular vein catheterization. Participants completing this course will obtain valuable skills in multiple high-demand mouse surgical techniques.
This four-day intensive hands-on workshop is for those wishing to obtain advanced training in surgical techniques for the laboratory mouse. In addition to biomethods and rodent survival surgery guidelines, a wide range of surgical procedures are taught including Xenografts (intrasplenic, kidney, prostate, liver, mammary and intra femoral), Mammary Fat Pad Clearing, Telemetry (ECG, EMG and Blood Pressure Implantation,Blood Pressure Implantation, Brain Cannulation Including ICVC, Partial Hepatectomy and 5/6 Nephrectomy.
This workshop provides intensive training sessions in pathology and histopathology as well as didactic sessions on disease areas and mouse models.
This unique didactic/hands-on workshop provides a comprehensive overview of respiratory biology and, in particular, the use of mice as model systems of human lung diseases. The objectives of the workshop include reviews of basic lung biology, structure-function issues surrounding respiratory mechanics, immune responses linked with the pulmonary compartments as well as the lung microenvironment, and the techniques/strategies for reproducible measurements of lung function in mice. Laboratory-based exercises will provide participants with hands-on experience measuring airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR), lung volumes and pressure-volume (PV) curves, lung morphometry, sampling techniques and mouse lung histopathology. In addition, the course will review basic mouse genetics, nomenclature, housing and breeding strategies, and survival surgical techniques. The course faculty is comprised of prominent members of the research community who are supported by a core group of research scientists providing insights into cutting edge technologies and experimental strategies. Participants completing this workshop will have a working knowledge of basic pulmonary biology and the pathophysiology/histopathology accompanying lung diseases. More importantly, participants will gain the needed exposure to laboratory-based techniques for quantifying pulmonary structure, immunobiology, and lung function – all key endpoint metrics needed to utilize mice as model systems of human respiratory diseases.
This new intensive hands-on JAX course will provide scientists with the skills and knowledge required for rigorous design, execution, analysis, and reporting of behavioral phenotyping and pharmacology studies in the mouse.
A hands-on workshop in the use of ChIA-PET for mapping 3D genome organization and exploring the topological architecture of transcription regulation.
The Jackson Laboratory and the Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie are pleased to offer a mouse surgical workshop in Paris, France. This four-day intensive hands-on workshop is for those wishing to obtain practical training in surgical techniques for the laboratory mouse including castration, vasectomy, ovariectomy, ovarian transplantation, adrenalectomy, splenectomy, thymectomy, nephrectomy and jugular vein catheterization. In addition to surgical procedures, topics covered include mouse biomethods, anatomy, aseptic technique, suturing and microscope use.