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The ESHG brought together the most innovative research projects in human genetics. Thanks to representatives from the Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell, INFRAFRONTIER had the opportunity to inform researchers of their expansive service portfolio.
Staff from Oulu EMMA node and Oulu Laboratory Animal Centre visited the axenic and gnotobiology facilities at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Lisbon.
INFRAFRONTIER services and resources on rare diseases were presented in RE(ACT) Congress in March. The stand attracted the attention of many visitors who came to find out more about the infrastructure.
Famous mouse model workshop in Leiden has opened its online registration.
The Innovative Mouse Models workshop IMM2021 in Leiden has a long history and is highly acknowledged among biomedical and genetic scientists worldwide. Due to the pandemic situation in Europe, the famous mutant mouse workshop, traditionally held at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and co-organized by INFRAFRONTIER´s Dutch partner institute NKI, will be presented as a virtual meeting this year for the first time.
KOMP program director Colin Fletcher and his colleague Oleg Mirochnitchenko from NIH, former RIKEN BRC director Yuichi Obata, Ann Flenniken from TCP and Luis Santos from MRC Harwell are the winners of this year´s IMPC Awards.
Each year in autumn, the Steering Committee of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) honours several members of the consortium with the IMPC Awards of Excellence in three categories:
How can genetically modified mouse models help scientists with their research on cancer – one of the predominant causes of human deaths in Europe and worldwide? This was the working question dominating the 4th Annual Conference of the INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure, held virtually on 7 and 8 October 2020.
17 to 18 November 2020, MRC Harwell Institute, Harwell, UK
This course provides an introduction to basic pathology terminology and how to recognise physiological and pathological changes in mouse tissues sections stained with H&E. It will include an introduction to background pathology in mice, how spontaneous and induced pathology can be distinguished and techniques for recording pathology data. It is aimed at research staff, technical staff, students and medical or veterinary pathology trainees with some experience of evaluating tissue sections using a light microscope.
INFRAFRONTIER, the European Research Infrastructure for developing, phenotyping, archiving, and distribution of genetically modified mouse and rat models, has decided to postpone its annual scientific conference. The INFRAFRONTIER Conference 2020 with its focus on “Targeting Cancer with Animal Models” had originally been scheduled for 22 to 24 June 2020 in Brussels, Belgium will now be postponed to 7 to 9 October 2020, same location.
High quality in research data and strict quality standards and procedures have always had a top priority in the EMMA consortium and the INFRAFRONTIER research infrastructure from their very first day.
However, a consortium-wide expert meeting about a complete system of Quality Management (QM) for the whole consortium: This was a premiere in the INFRAFRONTIER QM Workshop on 8 and 9 October 2019 in Munich.
It is the start into a new era at BIOCEV campus, the newly built Centre of Excellence in Biomedicine and Biotechnology in Vestec near Prague: On 12 and 13 September 2019, the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP) is inviting the European biomedical research community for its first top-level scientific conference on Phenogenomics.
The annual conference of the International Mammalian Genome Society (IMGS) in autumn is a highlight for researchers in functional genomics worldwide. After exciting and scientifically fruitful meetings in Puerto Rico (November 2018) and Heidelberg (October 2017), the IMGS invites its global community to the 33rd edition of the International Mammalian Genome Conference (IMGC) to Strasbourg, France.
Abstract submission and registration for the “Mesenchymal cells in inflammation immunity and cancer” workshop in Athens-Greece, 19 – 23 May, 2019 is NOW OPEN
You want to learn more about gene editing and how it really works? You want to hear about current advances on many technical aspects and to optimize the RNA guide design to the genotyping analysis?
From 16th to 18th October 2018 MRC Harwell offers a practical training course in transgenic technology. The course is aimed at newcomers to the transgenic field or those looking to brush up their skills. Participants will have practical hands on experience in a technique that will enable them to generate their own mutant mouse models using CRISPR/CAS9 reagents.
The human microbiome and its immense impact on the health conditions of the human body has become a vital topic in international biomedical research – as shown lately in a interesting article in the British daily The Guardian.
In 2018, two big European meetings co-organized by INFRAFRONTIER will cover the role of animal research for studying the microbiome:
At the end of August, the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna will offer a comprehensive course on cryopreservation, embryo transfer and other methods of assisted reproduction of mice. The advanced training course is intended to give state-of-the-art background knowledge and hands-on training used at Vetmeduni Vienna to technicians and scientists (post-graduate) working in the field of animal research and scientific experiments.
Partners of the INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure offer unique training opportunities in mouse phenogenomics, genome editing and cryopreservation technologies.
The preliminary programme for the Anatomical Bases of Mouse Multimodal Imaging Course, which will be held at the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP) has been announced.
This 5 day hands-on course will be led by Jesús Ruberte and Marc Navarro, authors of the textbook ‘Morphological Mouse Phenotyping: Anatomy, Histology and Imaging’.
INFRAFRONTIER, the European Research Infrastructure for phenotyping and archiving of model mammalian genomes, offers an excellent training opportunity in mouse metabolic phenotyping. The course will be run by the German Mouse Clinic (GMC) based at the Helmholtz Centre Munich (https://www.mouseclinic.de/index.html), and will cover state of the art phenotyping assays used in the energy metabolism, diabetes, clinical chemistry and pathology screens of the GMC. All assays are routinely applied in systemic phenotyping projects of the GMC, and in part also in the phenotyping pipeline of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC). The course will be run by highly experienced scientists of the GMC, and involve presentations and extensive discussions of assays, experimental design and data analyses.
On 28 and 29 June the INFRAFRONTIER Industry & Innovation Workshop took place in Munich. 88 participants from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, among them 23 representatives from industry, discussed technological innovations, how biopharma uses mammalian models in drug discovery and how the resources and services provided by the INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure and the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) can support translational research.
A course on primary phenotyping of mouse embryos will take place at the Institute Clinique de la Souris, November 25-27, 2015.
The course is aimed at providing a theoretical and practical background knowledge destined for researchers and engineers that are willing to acquire primary expertise in mouse development. The topics will cover dissection of post implant embryos, histology, whole mount Lac Z staining and confocal imaging of whole embryos.
The course is intended to give animal technologists hands-on experience of the murine embryo and spermatozoa freezing techniques routinely used at Harwell. In addition, delegates will gain experience of a simple and robust in vitro fertilization procedure.
The Workshop Mouse Microbiota will take place on 26 – 27 March 2015 at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal.
On 17-19 March 2015, a training course on primary phenotyping of mouse embryos will take place at Institute Clinique de la Souris, Illkirch, France.
The course is aimed at providing both theoretical and practical background knowledge targeted at researchers and engineers, willing to acquire primary expertise in mouse development.
The topics will cover dissection of post implant embryos, histology, whole mount Lac Z staining and confocal imaging of whole embryos.