Workshop on Colony Management: Principles and Practices

Scope/Topic

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

This course provides training in the theory and practice of maintaining mouse colonies for production and research. This program is designed for scientists, colony managers, animal care technicians and students requiring an understanding of issues relating to the management of animal research and production colonies.

Topics include:

  • Mouse genetics
  • Gene and strain nomenclature
  • Breeding strategies
  • Genetic background effects on phenotype
  • Reproductive biology of the laboratory mouse
  • Using assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)
  • Cryopreservation
  • Colony health
  • Importation
  • Recovering from disease outbreaks
  • Production colony construction and maintenance
  • Nutrition
  • Genetic quality control
  • Public resources for mouse researchers
  • Cre-LOX Technology in Mouse Models of Disease 
  • JAX Colony Management System (JCMS) Computer Software

This event is currently full. This workshop will be held again in November 2013 

Organizers

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory

Speakers

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2013 Speakers include:

Shannon Byers, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Kristin Cough, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Greg Cox, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Peggy Danneman, V.M.D., M.S., DACLAM, The Jackson Laboratory
Charles Donnelly, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory 
Brenna Fenton, The Jackson Laboratory
John Macauley, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Melissa Osborne, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Janice Pendola, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Carrie Schultz, Ph.D., Purina Mills, Inc.
David Shaw, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Marge Strobel, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Schedule

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

View the 2013 event schedule  (.pdf). Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Updates will be made as they occur.

This event is currently full. This workshop will be held again in November 2013 

Registration

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

This event is currently full. This workshop will be held again in November 2013 

Hotel/Travel

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Lodging at Highseas Conference Center is 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, offsite lodging opportunities can be found at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Travel


Air

Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

New visa rules by the U.S. State Department now in effect. Beginning in August 2008, visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) will have to register online 3 days in advance of travel.

Car

Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.

Area information:

Sponsors

Apr 21, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for the Courses and Conferences Program 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:

Erin McDevitt  p: 207-288-6659