Courses and conferences

The Jackson Laboratory sponsors a wide variety of stimulating courses and conferences on its campus in Bar Harbor and at other locations with cosponsors.

Explore the cutting edge of research in genomics, genetic diseases and biomedicine. Participate in these courses, meetings and workshops to reap a variety of benefits:  

  • Learn from world-renowned scientists
  • Network with peers and industry leaders
  • Gain hands-on experience in the training lab
  • Enjoy scenic Acadia National Park, charming Bar Harbor and our seaside mansion

See full list of upcoming courses and conferences

Upcoming courses

23rd Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer

Aug 16 - Aug 26 | The Jackson Laboratory - Bar Harbor, ME

This graduate-level genetics course is for predoctoral and postdoctoral students as well as established investigators entering the field of mouse genetics. The course focuses on the mouse as an experimental tool in cancer research. Workshops will include: mouse genome informatics, laboratory animal biomethods (optional), gross pathology, necropsy and tumor histo-pathology. The intensive course offers a mix of formal lectures, discussion groups, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials. The course is held in a retreat-like setting and is limited to 35 participants to ensure a supportive learning atmosphere with exceptional interaction between students and faculty.

Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction

Aug 28 - Sep 2 | The Jackson Laboratory - Bar Harbor, ME

This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes. The course includes plenary sessions on major progress in addiction genetics, and discussion sessions in which students present their work for discussion on applications of genetic methods. Students will leave the course able to design and interpret genetic and genomic studies of addiction as they relate to their specific research question, and will be able to make use of current bioinformatics resources to identify research resources and make use of public data sources in their own research.

The Mouse as an Instrument for Ear Research IV

Sep 14 - Sep 19 | The Jackson Laboratory - Bar Harbor, ME

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for established investigators and students to interact and exchange ideas regarding the use of new and developing technologies to study the ear of the mouse. One objective is to provide non-mouse researchers an introduction to the mouse through reviews, tutorials and hands-on workshops. Another objective is to provide state-of-the-art information to experienced investigators through research talks on new developments and special topics of current interest. Finally, meeting participants are provided an opportunity to communicate their research findings through podium and poster presentations.

Why attend a course at JAX?

Why attend a course at The Jackson Laboratory?

Whether your focus is on genetics research or expanding the use of genetics in your clinical practice, we welcome you.
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