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Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Colon Cancer in Rodents

  February 19, 2009  
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, MAINE - USA
Sep 29, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009

This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed to teach state-of-the-art methods used in the design and characterization of murine models for cancer research. This year’s focus will be colon cancer and neoplasia of the intestinal epithelium.

Workshop Topics:

Tumor imaging in the laboratory mouse and rat
Optical endoscopy 

Somatic genetics and epigenetics
LOH assays

Cellular assays
Crypt isolation
In situ hybridization
Assays for apoptosis in the intestine and its tumors
Assays for signaling events
The polarized epithelium

The transcriptome and proteome
Array hybridization
The proteome and it modification states

This workshop can be used for continuing education units for AALAS recertification.

Organized by: The Jackson Laboratory
Invited Speakers:

David Threadgill, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
William Dove, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Kevin Haigis, Ph.D., Harvard
Richard Halberg, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
James Amos-Landgraf, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Additional speakers will be listed as invitations are confirmed.

Deadline for Abstracts: 2009-08-29

Enrollment is limited to 16 selected from applications. All items must be submitted before an acceptance decision can be made. Applications will be reviewed until the workshop is full.

- Complete the on-line application form (opens in a new window)

- Send a brief curriculum vitae, 2 page maximum by email attachment to Laura Lelansky;

- Have your mentor or supervisor send a letter of recommendation via email to Laura Lelansky (this step is only required if you do not hold a doctoral degree).

Applications by women and minorities in the life sciences are strongly encouraged.

Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information and lodging options.

We are pleased to announce no increase in the registration fees this year:
$1,500, $1,200 students (proof of student or post-doc status required with registration payment)

The fee includes workshop materials, meals and shared dormitory style lodging at Highseas Conference Center. Should registrant desire single room accomodations, they must stay offsite and transport themself to the workshop.  No reduction in registration fee can be made for offsite lodging. Student status requires enrollment in an accredited degree program, postdoc training, or medical internship.

This workshop can be used for continuing education units for AALAS recertification.

E-mail: laura.lelansky@jax.org
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