Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice

Scope/Topic

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013
These dates include time for travel. Please refer to the schedule for full details.

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

 

Cancer is a genetically complex and biologically heterogeneous group of disorders. It has become increasingly clear that the laboratory mouse, the best genetically defined experimental model organism for humans, presents a major opportunity for rapid advancement in understanding the genetic basis and underlying biology of cancer. The overall goal for our course, "Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer in Mice', is to train a small group of young scientists (predoctoral, postdoctoral trainees, new investigators) in the use of genetically defined laboratory mice as genetic tools for asking questions about gene function and the role of genetics in the biology of cancer.  A major goal of this intensive hands-on workshop is to provide students an experience with a variety of manipulations using commonly used mouse models that can be adapted for their own unique models.  Students completing the course acquire a practical knowledge of how to characterize and analyze specific mouse cancer models, and skills in a variety of cancer model manipulations so that students will have a broad skill set to apply techniques and manipulations to their own mouse cancer modeling research.  The practical laboratory sessions will use a variety of normal and cancer models, and experimental manipulations using breast, prostate, brain, lung, leukemia/lymphoma and colorectal cancer models. The techniques learned are broadly applicable to many other cancer types, as well.  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.  Lectures will be given in the morning, followed by intensive laboratory sessions whereby students will gain hands on experience in the manipulation and analysis of representative mouse models.  Sessions will include fixed and live cell imaging techniques, cytometry, organ explants, surgical approaches to the implantation of tumors, and pathology.   

The course takes place over a period of 7 days and is limited to 16 young investigators chosen for their outstanding research potential.  The size of the class is kept deliberately small in order to achieve a desirable level of student-faculty interaction and to permit extensive laboratory training and practice for the students.  The course is held annually during the month of October at Highseas, The Jackson Laboratory’s residential oceanfront conference facility.

Organizers

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Richard Halberg, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
David Threadgill, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Kevin Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Speakers

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2013 Speakers include:

Carol Bult, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Robert Cormier, Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Duluth
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Dusty Deming, M.D., University of Wisconsin
Richard Halberg, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Doug Hurst, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kevin Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Amy Moser, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Katerina Politi, Ph.D., Yale University
Lenny Shultz, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Ruth Sullivan, V.M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
David Threadgill, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Benjamin Titz, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Schedule

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

The 2013 workshop schedule (.pdf) is available for review.  This schedule is subject to change.

Registration

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Registration Fee: 
$1,650.00

• Registration fee includes course materials, most meals and shared lodging at Highseas Conference Center To Apply for this event, please:

  • Complete the online application form (Opens a new page to our secured third party application site).
  • Applicants will be required to upload a CV or Bio sketch (2 page Maximum to complete the application.
  • If you are a student, post-doc, medical resident or fellow, you are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or mentor.
    Applications by women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Hotel/Travel

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Lodging and meals at Highseas Conference Center are included in the registration fee. Highseas is a spacious mansion perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman's Bay and offers casual dormitory-style housing with shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Highseas cannot accommodate families, off-site lodging opportunities can be found at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Travel


Air

Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

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Sponsors

Oct 19, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for this event is provided by:

  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:

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Event Contact:

Nancy Place  p: 207-288-6257