Workshop on the Cryopreservation of Mouse Germplasm

Scope/Topic

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 2013
These dates include time for travel. Please refer to the schedule for full details.

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

The cryopreservation course is offered to teach methods in cryopreservation for research strains of mice. Several methods of cryopreservation are now available and because no single method is adequate for all strains of mice being developed, several methods are taught. The course is designed primarily as a "hands-on" laboratory program in which participants will learn techniques for the cryopreservation of cleavage-stage embryos, spermatozoa and ovaries .

In addition, general principles of cryobiology, development of inventory databases for individual programs and adaptation of long-term storage systems and cryogenic equipment for different situations will be discussed. Please note: the new sperm cryopreservation procedure recently developed by The Jackson Laboratory will be taught in this workshop.

Applicants who do not have the pre-requisite embryo handling skills will be required to enroll in the Embryo Transfer Workshop immediately prior to this course.

In order to protect the health of the large mouse colonies at the Laboratory, certain regulations are in effect regarding prior contact with laboratory animals or pet rodents. Specifically, investigators cannot enter certain areas of the Laboratory if they have had any contact (handling or presence in an animal room) with laboratory animals, especially rodents, within the previous five days. Some workshop activities are held in these restricted areas. It is important that course participants not have any contact with laboratory animals after 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 24th.

Organizers

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Robert Taft, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Stanley Leibo, Ph.D., University of New Orleans and Audubon Nature Institute

Speakers

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

2013 Speakers are:

Stanley Leibo, Ph.D., University of New Orleans and Audubon Nature Institute
Robert Taft, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Workshop Leaders are drawn from the cryopreservation services staff at The Jackson  Laboratory

Schedule

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

The 2013 event schedule (.pdf)

Registration

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Registration Fee: $2,500.00

Registration fee includes workshop materials, breakfast and lunch on workshop dates.

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging, dinner, and transportation to and from the airport to their hotel.
Accepted participants will be provided with information on discounted lodging in downtown Bar Harbor available for the group.

Placement is limited to 16 attendees, so early application is advised.

NOTE: If applicants do not have sufficient experience in handling embryos, they may be required to enroll in the Workshop on Embryo Transfer, to be held May 21 - 24, 2013.

To apply for this event, please:

  • Complete the on-line application form (opens a new page to our secured third party application site)

Applications will be reviewed and participants will be accepted until the workshop has been filled.

Applications by women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Hotel/Travel

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

 

Hotel

 

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging and transportation to and from the airport to the hotel.

 

Accepted participants will be provided with information on discounted lodging in downtown Bar Harbor available for the group.

For alternative lodging options, please visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce  web site for an idea of other available accommodations.

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. See directions

Area information:

Sponsors

May 26, 2013 - May 31, 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: Nancy Place p: 207-288-6257