This workshop provides intensive training sessions in pathology and histopathology as well as didactic sessions on disease areas and mouse models.
This workshop provides training in the theory and practice of maintaining mouse colonies for research. Participants completing this workshop 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. Additionally, to help researchers achieve rigor and reproducibility standards when working with mice, this workshop includes instruction on experimental design such as how to control biological variables (i.e., mouse strain, gender, age, weight, health, etc.) and how to manage colony data.
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.
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.
This hands-on workshop teaches participants to make and manipulate mouse embryos to new genetic models and efficiently manage mouse strains.
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 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.