Workshops

  • Long-Read Sequencing – Postponed Dates TBD

    Workshop June 2326, 2020

    Long-read sequencing is now the standard in genomics for assembling genomes, identifying structural variants, sequencing through repetitive regions, and phasing critical variants. Through this four-day workshop, participants will learn about the technology and molecular biology driving major long-read sequencing platforms, including those from Pacific Biosciences, Oxford Nanopore, Bionano, and more. Expert users and technology developers from long-read sequencing companies will share information about their applications in basic and translational genomic science, and will explore the commonalities and differences in long-read sequencing technologies. The program includes 2 days of presentations with 2 days of hands-on bioinformatics and laboratory-based tutorials. Participants will have the opportunity to network with genomics experts and industry leaders during the event.

  • Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice

    Workshop August 30September 6, 2020

    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.

  • 19th Annual Workshop on the Pathology of Mouse Models for Human Disease

    Workshop October 410, 2020

    This workshop provides intensive training sessions in pathology and histopathology as well as didactic sessions on disease areas and mouse models.

  • Workshop on Surgical Techniques in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop October 1215, 2020

    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.

  • Introduction to Microbial Community Analysis

    Workshop October 2729, 2020

    In this intensive 2 day workshop, participants will be introduced to theory, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of microbial community analysis using genomic data.

  • Colony Management & Biomethods

    Workshop November 913, 2020

    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.

  • Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop November 1618, 2020

    During this one-of-a-kind workshop on mouse stereotaxic surgery, participants will learn how to: use different types of stereotaxic devices, read a Vernier scale, read a brain atlas and define bregma. Hands-on laboratory sessions with your own stereotaxic equipment include animal positioning on the stereotaxic device, intracranial drilling, intracranial injections, CSF collection, brain cannulation into the lateral ventricle as well as bi-lateral brain cannulation.

  • Workshop on Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse (in Paris, France)

    Workshop December 24, 2020

    This is a NEW one-of-a-kind workshop on mouse stereotaxic surgery being held in Paris, France. Participants attending this course will learn how to: use different types of stereotaxic devices, read a Vernier scale, read a brain atlas and define bregma. Hands-on laboratory sessions with your own stereotaxic equipment include animal positioning on the stereotaxic device, intracranial drilling, intracranial injections, and brain cannulation into the lateral ventricle, as well as bi-lateral brain cannulation.

  • Workshop on Surgical Techniques in the Laboratory Mouse (in Paris, France)

    Workshop December 710, 2020

    The Jackson Laboratory and Sorbonne Universités 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.

  • Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop April 1921, 2021

    During this one-of-a-kind workshop on mouse stereotaxic surgery, participants will learn how to: use different types of stereotaxic devices, read a Vernier scale, read a brain atlas and define bregma. Hands-on laboratory sessions with your own stereotaxic equipment include animal positioning on the stereotaxic device, intracranial drilling, intracranial injections, CSF collection, brain cannulation into the lateral ventricle as well as bi-lateral brain cannulation.

  • Principles and Techniques for Improving Preclinical Translation in Alzheimer’s Disease

    Workshop April 2630, 2021

    This workshop will leverage the expertise and of the Model Organism Development for Evaluation of Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (MODEL-AD) Precision Medicine consortium.

  • Workshop on Surgical Techniques in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop May 1721, 2021

    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.

  • Modeling Hearing and Balance Disorders in Mice: The HEar@JAX Workshop

    Workshop October 1822, 2021

    This one-of-a-kind workshop provides an intensive, hands-on, training opportunity for graduate students, postdocs and investigators wishing to gain expertise in the use of the mouse as a model system for understanding normal and disordered human auditory and vestibular function.