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18th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer

  December 04, 2008  
The Jackson Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
August 21-30, 2009

The Jackson Laboratory offes 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.
Workshops will include: mouse genome informatics, laboratory animal biomethods (optional), gross pathology, necropsy and tumor histo-pathology. The intensive 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.

Topics include(preliminary list):

  • 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

Poster Session: Presentations by attendees are encouraged; ask for abstract guidelines

Organized by: The Jackson Laboratory
Invited Speakers:

Steven Brown, Ph.D., FMedSci, Medical Research Council
Carol Bult, Ph.D. ,The Jackson Laboratory
Andrew P. Feinberg, M.D., MPH ,Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michael F. Festing, Ph.D., D.Sc.,MRC Toxicology Unit
Samir M. Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
Eric C. Holland, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Kent Hunter, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute
Rudolf Jaenisch, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute
Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard Maser, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Kevin D. Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Terence Rabbitts, Ph.D., FRS, FMedSci, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine
Susan R. Ross, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Leonard D. Shultz, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Davor Solter, M.D., Ph.D., IMB A*STAR, Singapore
David W. Threadgill, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., Cambridge Research Institute
Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute

This list will be updated as the 2009 invited speakers are confirmed.

Deadline for Abstracts: Poster abstracts must be received by July 17, 2009

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

Enrollment is limited to 35, so early application is advised.  Applications by women and minorities in the life sciences are highly encouraged.

Application for admission is made by submitting ALL of the following:

-An online application form (opens in a new window);


-Your curriculum vitae (2 page maximum) submitted via email to Barbara Donovan;

-A letter of recommendation from your major professor or Primary Investigator (for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only) submitted by email to Barbara Donovan.

Scholarships are available for students who have financial need/minority status. The amount of scholarship will depend on the number of accepted applicants who are qualified to receive the funding support. Scholarships are awarded through a registration fee reduction.


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

We are pleased to announce that the registration ree is unchanged from 2008: $1,500, $1,200 students (requires proof of enrollment in an accredited degree program, or post doctoral training, or medical internship.)

The registration fee includes course materials, meals, and lodging at The Highseas Conference Center.

E-mail: barbara.donovan@jax.org
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