14th Annual Short Course on Experimental Genetics Of The Laboratory Mouse In Cancer Research (Grad05)

Venue: The Jackson Laboratory, Highseas Conference Center

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 21, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2005
Registration Date: Jul 21, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jul 21, 2005
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This is a graduate-level genetics course for predoctoral and postdoctoral students as well as established investigators entering the field of mouse genetics. The course focuses on the mouse as an experimental tool in cancer research.

Topics include:

Genetics of the Laboratory Mouse
Tools for Genetic Analysis
Developmental Genetics and Cancer
Genetic Models in Cancer Research
Genetics of inbred mouse strains
Spontaneous/induced mutants
Lab animal husbandry
Genetic mapping, Physical mapping
Candidate gene identification
Statistical genetics
Complex trait analysis
Gene expression analysis
Strategies in induced mutagenesis
Bio-informatics in genetics and genomics
Development, growth control and malignancy
Mouse models for cancer research

Workshops will include: mouse genome informatics; genetic mapping; laboratory animal biomethods (optional); and tumor histo-pathology. The intensive 11 day course offers a mix of formal lectures, discussion groups, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials. The course is held in a retreat-like setting and is limited to 35 participants to ensure a supportive learning atmosphere with exceptional interaction between students and faculty.

Applications will be reviewed on a competitive selection basis until the course is filled.

Enrollment is limited to 35. Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Modest stipends are available on a limited basis to help pre- and post-doctoral students with travel expenses. Stipend requests must be accompanied by a letter of support from the applicant's advisor. Application for admission is made by submitting:

-Your curriculum vitae

-A letter briefly describing your research and your motivation to attend this course

-A specific request for travel stipend consideration if desired - please include citizenship, gender, and minority status. Travel stipends are awarded in the form of a check after the course has ended. Full registration fees must be paid in advance

-A letter of recommendation from your major professor (for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only)

All applications may be submitted via email, to the event coordinator (contact person above).

Accepted applicants will be notified as soon as possible and will be provided with registration instructions.


Additional Information

Registration Fee: $1500.00 Registration fee includes course materials, meals, lodging, daily transportation to and from the course venues, and transportation to and from the Bar Harbor Airport (if requested in advance).