Workshop On Phenotyping New Mouse Models For Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders (Phen05)

Venue: The Jackson Laboratory, Genetic Resources Building

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Event Date/Time: May 01, 2005 End Date/Time: May 05, 2005
Registration Date: Apr 05, 2005
Early Registration Date: Apr 05, 2005
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This workshop provides hands-on training in phenotyping mouse mutants for cardiovascular defects, and heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. The program will focus primarily on blood pressure measurement, ultrasound, EKG and coagulation profiles, and the theory and methods used in the screening of sleep and respiratory mutants. The workshop represents a unique opportunity for trainees to work in small groups behind the animal barrier in the new ENU mutagenesis core facility adjacent to the Applied Genomics Training Center in the Genetic Resources Building at The Jackson Laboratory.

Participants will practice clean room technique and will learn techniques currently used to phenotype new mutants generated at this facility. Didactic sessions will include genetics, mutagenesis and breeding strategies and new bioinformatics paradigms for investigators in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders research. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and established investigators wishing to learn state-of-the-art techniques in phenotyping heart, lung, blood and sleep defects that are particularly relevant to human health.

Topics include:

Blood pressure measurement
EKG and coagulation profiles
Theory & methods used in screening sleep and respiratory mutants
Clean room techniques
Techniques currently used to phenotype new mutants in this facility
Mutagenesis and breeding strategies
New bioinformatics paradigms

Placement is limited to 20 so early application is advised.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the workshop is filled.

Successful applicants will be required to avoid exposure to laboratory animals and animal rooms 5 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Application for admission is made by submitting (via fax, post, or email) all of the documents listed below:

*A letter describing your current work and your motivation to attend this specialized workshop;

*Current CV, 2 page maximum;

*A letter of recommendation from your advisor if you are a pre-doctoral student, or from your P.I. if you are a postdoctoral fellow;

Scholarship request* if desired, please include citizenship, minority status, and estimated travel costs along with a letter from your advisor or mentor supporting your scholarship request.

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

*A few travel scholarships are available. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need and to ensure adequate representation of minority and women participants. You must be a US citizen or US resident with a green card. Please indicate in your application letter that you want to apply for a scholarship and the reason for the request. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a check after completion of the course. Full registration fee must be paid in advance.

Registration information will be sent to accepted applicants.


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).