The course mixes morning lectures with hands-on, afternoon workshops. Sessions focus on stem cells and epigenetics, xenografting and humanized mice, cancer genomics, modeling, disease progression and therapeutic interventions.
NEW FOR 2017: Webcasting. Those unable to join our Courses and Conferences now have the ability to attend via webcast.
Please contact the event organizer for more information
Aug 12 - 19
The course focuses on the mouse as an experimental tool in cancer research. It is held in a retreat-like setting and is limited to 35 participants to ensure a supportive, interactive learning atmosphere.
Topics include: genetics of the laboratory mouse, tools for genetic analysis, developmental genetics and cancer, genetic models in cancer research, genetics of inbred mouse strains, spontaneous/induced mutants, lab animal husbandry, genetic mapping, physical mapping, candidate gene identification, statistical genetics, complex trait analysis, gene expression analysis, strategies in induced mutagenesis, bioinformatics, development, growth control and malignancy and mouse models for cancer research.
NEW FOR 2017: Webcasting. Those unable to join our Courses and Conferences now have the ability to attend via webcast. Enrollees will receive a Canvas login and password, which enables virtual live attendance for the majority of lecture sessions. Recordings will also be available within 48 hours and access will be permitted for six months following the conclusion of the course.
Lodging accommodations will be at Highseas Conference Center, a spacious mansion built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. The registration fee includes lodging (minimum double occupancy). Transportation will be provided from the conference center to the course venue for the duration of the course. Highseas cannot accommodate families. Please refer to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce for off-campus lodging alternatives.
Bar Harbor is served by two airports:
Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.
Department Chair, Professor
Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Endowed Professor of Pathology
Associate Director, Courses & Conferences | She/Her
Professor; Chair of Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Arthur H. Bunker and Isabel Bunker Professor of Medicine
Chief, Laboratory of Systems Biology, Chief, Lymphocyte Biology Section
Senior Microscopy Scientist
Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Radiation Oncology; Director, Steele Laboratory
Scientific Director and Professor, The Jackson laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Robert Alvine Family Endowed Chair
Professor, President Emeritus and Honorary Fellow
Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine
Director, Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, BIDMC, George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pathology
Director, Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health
Scientific Director and Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics, the Maxine Groffsky Endowed Chair
Chief Medical Officer, JAX; Medical Director, MCGI
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Internal Medicine
Professor, The Dattels Family Chair
Principal Scientist, Cancer Immunology
Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center and Professor
Professor and Associate Director of Computational Biology, The Florine Deschenes Roux Chair for Genomics and Computational Biology
Director, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Knowlton Family Chair
Professor and Chairwoman, Dept of Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology
Professor, Director, JAX Cancer Center, Edison T. Liu Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Vice President for Education