Advance your research in genetics by harnessing the power of the mouse! This new graduate-level advanced genetics course will provide a comprehensive view on the use of the mouse model in the modern era of genomics.
In this 5 day intensive course, our esteemed JAX faculty will present topics that go beyond the basics of mouse genetics including:
modern approaches to genetic screens
creation of transgenics and precision genetic modification
computational data analysis and management
innovative genetic tools for in vivo manipulation
use of the mouse in translational biomedical research
Participants will practice using learned content and skills during afternoon workshops.
The week will culminate in the crafting of a NIH-style Specific Aims page, integrating course materials into the participant's research project. Participants will be guided throughout the week in the creation of such a document. Specific Aims pages will be distributed to course faculty and returned to participants after the course with constructive feedback from the experts.
This course is intended for graduate students that have completed basic genetics coursework requirements and are looking for further instruction in modern mouse genetics. Postdocs and junior faculty transitioning to using mouse models are also encouraged to attend.
The 2018 schedule is currently being developed. Please refer to the 2017 schedule for an idea of content and flow.
Participants and some faculty reside together at Highseas Conference Center, a Georgian style mansion built in 1912. Highseas is perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park. This is casual, dormitory-style housing, consisting of shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building. Laundry facilities are available on site.