Workshops

  • The Unix Shell

    Workshop December 09, 2019

    The Unix shell has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including “high-performance computing” supercomputers). These lessons will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively. Prerequisites This lesson guides you through the basics of file systems and the shell. If you have stored files on a computer at all and recognize the word “file” and either “directory” or “folder” (two common words for the same thing), you’re ready for this lesson. If you’re already comfortable manipulating files and directories, searching for files with grep and find, and writing simple loops and scripts, you probably want to explore the next lesson: shell-extras on December 16. The workshop will be held for two consecutive Monday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm on Dec 9 & 16 at the Jackson Laboratory campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine and Farmington, Connecticut. Participants must attend in person. Remote attendance from desks, home, or away will not be supported.

  • The Unix Shell

    Workshop December 16, 2019

    The Unix shell has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including “high-performance computing” supercomputers). These lessons will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively. Prerequisites This lesson guides you through the basics of file systems and the shell. If you have stored files on a computer at all and recognize the word “file” and either “directory” or “folder” (two common words for the same thing), you’re ready for this lesson. If you’re already comfortable manipulating files and directories, searching for files with grep and find, and writing simple loops and scripts, you probably want to explore the next lesson: shell-extras on December 16. The workshop will be held for two consecutive Monday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm on Dec 9 & 16 at the Jackson Laboratory campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine and Farmington, Connecticut. Participants must attend in person. Remote attendance from desks, home, or away will not be supported.

  • Workshop on Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse (La Jolla, CA)

    Workshop February 04, 2020 - February 05, 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 (La Jolla, CA)

    Workshop February 06, 2020 - February 07, 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

    Workshop April 15, 2020 - April 17, 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 Colony Management & Biomethods

    Workshop April 20, 2020 - April 24, 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.

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

    Workshop April 26, 2020 - May 01, 2020

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

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

    Workshop May 25, 2020 - May 28, 2020

    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.

  • Workshop on Long-Read Sequencing

    Workshop June 23, 2020 - June 26, 2020

    This 4-day workshop will explore long-read sequencing technologies including Pacific Biosciences, 10x Genomics, Bionano, and Oxford Nanopore. The intensive program will combine a 2-day forum for scientists studying technology, software, applications, and clinical testing with 2 full days of hands-on bioinformatics and laboratory based tutorials.

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

    Workshop July 01, 2020 - July 03, 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 July 06, 2020 - July 09, 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.

  • Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice

    Workshop August 30, 2020 - September 06, 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.

  • Systems Immunology of Aging and Aging Diseases

    Workshop September 02, 2020 - September 04, 2020

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

    Workshop September 13, 2020 - September 18, 2020

    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.

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

    Workshop October 04, 2020 - October 10, 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 12, 2020 - October 15, 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 27, 2020 - October 29, 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.