Start Date: 16/06/2015
End Date: 19/06/2015
Venue: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge
Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences,
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Formerly Managing Mouse Colonies, this popular and friendly workshop is a collaboration between MRC Harwell, Imperial College London, the RSPCA Transgenic Training Working Group (TTWG) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. It aims to introduce experienced technicians, veterinarians and scientific staff involved in the management of mouse colonies to best practices that optimise scientific goals while maximizing animal welfare. The programme covers the differing disciplines involved in production, maintenance, phenotyping and archiving of both wild type and GM lines.
The four-day programme of presentations and interactive workshops will cover:
- Genetic Engineering: different types of genetically altered mice and how they are generated (using targeted and non-targeted approaches and genome editing tools).
- Genetics: what you need to know to effectively breed mice of required genotypes from basic crosses to more complex breeding schemes such as those used in conditional transgenesis
- Colony Management: from simple calculations working out how many matings to set up to more advanced aspects of producing experimental cohorts for research.
- Other topics relating to mice in biological research: including nomenclature, cryopreservation and archiving, GA passports, maintenance of high health status colonies, primary phenotyping and severity/welfare assessment.
All of these will be presented with particular attention to improving animal welfare and application of the 3Rs, with time for participants to ask course tutors specific questions, or discuss individual problems.