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


Workshop on Embryo Transfer

May 13-17 | The Jackson Laboratory - Bar Harbor, ME

As the use of embryo cryopreservation for archiving and distributing strains of mice grows, so does the need for training in methods to handle and recover embryos. This workshop involves active participation and will help facilitate the adoption of a very efficient approach for importing mouse strains.

Workshop on Cryopreservation of Mouse Germplasm

May 18-23 | 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.

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.

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