48th Annual Short Course in Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics (48th Annual Short Co)

Venue: The Jackson Laboratory

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 15, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 27, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2007
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The content of the annual Short Course focuses on (1) an up-to-date presentation of genetics in experimental animals and humans, (2) the relationship of heredity to disease in experimental animals and humans, and (3) the importance of molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders. The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis, and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions. The Short Course includes an implicit focus on translational biology and clinical applications

Topics include:

History of medical genetics
Chromosome structure, function, and aberrations
Regulation of gene expression
Population genetics, linkage, and complex trait analysis
Genome diversity
Neurosensory disorders
Metabolic disorders such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc
Epi genetics
Model organisms of human diseases
Clinical genetics: human congenital anomalies and molecular diagnosis
Systems bioloby
Treatment of genetic diseases and gene therapy
Ethical, legal, and societal issues in genetics/genomics
Stem cell biology
Whole genome sequences from humans, mice, and other models
The haplotype map project

Poster Session
There will be a poster session at which presentations by attendees are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please prepare a one page abstract to be compiled with others in booklet form for the course. Abstracts must fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11" page with 1" margins. The attending author's name must be underlined.

Abstracts of your poster presentation should be submitted in a pdf file or Word document as an E-mail attachment with your application. (see Registration Process link in the orange box above right)


In the past the course has been approved for 60 CME credits through The Maine Medical Center. Reapplication for 2007 is in process.


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Additional Information

Placement is limited to 120 participants. Applicants need to possess a doctoral or terminal degree or be advanced graduate or medical students. Please submit the following materials via email to the event coordinator (link above). -A one-page letter briefly describing your current work and/or research interest, your motivation to attend the course, a Curriculum vitae (please limit to two pages), a letter of recommendation from your major advisor or supervisor (for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents), -Include complete contact information: institute and/or home address, phone and fax numbers and email address. - If you wish to be considered for a scholarship award, please include your request in your application letter, and provide one letter of recommendation from your supervisor addressing the need for financial support (no request will be considered without such recommnedation). Scholarship awards are primarily for students, recent graduates in training programs, and those with very limited financial resources. Applications will be reviewed on a competitive selection basis until the course is full. Accepted applicants will be notified by email, telephone or fax. Registration and payment instructions will accompany notification. Application deadline is May 15, 2007, however the course usually fills earlier than the deadline so early application is advised. Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.