Colony Management: Principles and Practices

Venue: The Jackson Laboratory

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 24, 2007
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This workshop is designed to provide training in the theory and practice of maintaining mouse colonies for production and research. The newly expanded four-day program is designed for colony managers, animal care technicians and students requiring an understanding of issues relating to the management of animal research and production colonies. (technicians, colony managers, students, Ph.D. scientists).

Topics include:

Resources for Genetically Engineered Mice
Facility Design
Considerations in Tracking and Storage of Colony Data
Basic Principals of Mammalian Genetics
Overview of JAX Mice: Nomenclature and Uses
Breeding Strategies
Genetics Quality Control
Importation and Animal Health


600 Main Street
Bar Harbor
United States

Additional Information

Enrollment is limited to 40. All items must be submitted before an acceptance decision can be made. Applications will be reviewed until the workshop is full. Application for admission is made by submitting the following items. -Your curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) -A letter briefly describing your institutional affiliation, research or colony management responsibilities and why you wish to attend this workshop -A very brief letter of support from your supervisor or mentor Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the event coordinator (contact link above). Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information.