Cancer CoursesUpcoming Event

Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice

Location: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Update: Event will be held in person as planned.

After thoughtful consideration of mounting concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, The Jackson Laboratory has made the tentative decision to move forward with hosting the Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice in person as planned.

Registrants should stay informed of their institutions’ respective restrictions on professional travel if it conflicts with their participation in this course. Program fees may be adjusted to reflect any changes to course delivery, however travel costs remain the responsibility of the registrant. If the event is altogether canceled, registration and lodging fees will be refunded at 100%.

Future announcements may be sent individually to registrants, however The JAX Courses and Workshops website should be consulted regularly for the most current information regarding course specifics. Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the Courses & Conferences office at directly.


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.

Applications are now being accepted. Please see the "Registration" section below.

Registration is Open