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


55th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics

July 20 - Aug 2 | The Jackson Laboratory - Bar Harbor, ME

This two-week course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings as well as afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and a poster session. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an exciting experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauties of Mount Desert Island.

13th Annual Workshop on the Pathology of Mouse Models
for Human Disease

Aug 3 - Aug 8 | UConn Health Center - Farmington, CT

This workshop provides a week of intensive training sessions in pathology and histopathology as well as didactic sessions in which particular disease areas and models will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with a group of prominent mouse pathologists and geneticists from leading research institutions.

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.


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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