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. During the hands-on laboratory sessions, participants will develop skills in cancer model manipulations and surgical techniques that they will be able to apply to their own research. The techniques learned are broadly applicable to many cancer types, such as brain, breast, colon, leukemia/lymphoma, and prostate cancer. Participants completing the course will acquire a practical knowledge of how to characterize and analyze specific mouse cancer models.
Registration is Open
May 18 - 25