Workshop on Colony Management: Principles and Practices

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
Apr 27, 2014 – May 2, 2014
These dates include time for travel. Please refer to the schedule for full details.

This workshop provides training in the theory and practice of maintaining mouse colonies for production and research. This program is designed for scientists, colony managers, animal care technicians and students requiring an understanding of issues relating to the management of animal research and production colonies.

Topics include:

Mouse genetics
Gene and strain nomenclature
Breeding strategies
Genetic background effects on phenotype
Reproductive biology of the laboratory mouse
Using assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)
Colony health
Recovering from disease outbreaks
Production colony construction and maintenance
Genetic quality control
Public resources for mouse researchers
Cre-LOX Technology in Mouse Models of Disease
JAX Colony Management System (JCMS) Computer Software

For more details and registration information click here.