Workshops

  • Plotting and Programming in Python

    Workshop January 30, 2019 - January 31, 2019

    Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct. This lesson is an introduction to programming in Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. It uses plotting as its motivating example, and is designed to be used in both Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry workshops. This lesson references the Jupyter Notebook, but can be taught using a regular Python interpreter as well. Please note that this lesson uses Python 3 rather than Python 2. Prerequisites Learners need to understand what files and directories are, what a working directory is, and how to start a Python interpreter. Learners must install Python before the class starts.

  • Basic Image Analysis with Python

    Workshop January 31, 2019 - February 01, 2019

    This workshop covers the basics of image analysis using Python and Jupyter Notebook, including image file management, basic processing such as rescaling and filtering, and basic analytical techniques such as image segmentation and fluorescence colocalization.

  • Workshop on Surgical Techniques in the Laboratory Mouse (La Jolla, CA)

    Workshop February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

    This four-day intensive hands-on workshop is for those wishing to obtain practical training in surgical techniques for the laboratory mouse. In addition to surgical procedures, topics covered include mouse biomethods, anatomy, aseptic technique, suturing and microscope use.

  • Workshop on Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

    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: Principles and Practices

    Workshop March 31, 2019 - April 06, 2019

    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 in Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping and Pharmacology

    Workshop April 08, 2019 - April 13, 2019

    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.

  • Workshop on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop May 06, 2019 - May 11, 2019

    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 Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice

    Workshop May 16, 2019 - May 25, 2019

    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.

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

    Workshop June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019

    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 June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019

    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 Surgical Techniques in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop September 08, 2019 - September 13, 2019

    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.

  • Workshop on Long-Read Sequencing

    Workshop September 17, 2019 - September 20, 2019

    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 Phenotyping Mouse Models of Human Lung Disease

    Workshop September 22, 2019 - September 27, 2019

    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.

  • Workshop on Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse

    Workshop November 05, 2019 - November 07, 2019

    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.