18th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer

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18th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer

The Jackson Laboratory presents this 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

Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
Neal Copeland, Ph.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Nancy Jenkins, Ph.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Barbara Knowles, Ph.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
John Macauley, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory 

Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
Nick Barker, Ph.D., Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology
Carol Bult, Ph.D. ,The Jackson Laboratory
M. Isabel Chiu, Ph.D., AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Karen Cichowski, Ph.D., Harvard University
Neal Copeland, Ph.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Dorcas Corrow, B.S., L.A.T.G., The Jackson Laboratory (retired)
Peggy Danneman, VMD, MS, DACLAM, The Jackson Laboratory
Andrew P. Feinberg, M.D., MPH ,Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michael F. Festing, Ph.D., D.Sc., University of Leicester (retired)
Oded Foreman, D.V.M., ACVP, The Jackson Laboratory
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
Pasi Antero Janne, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University
Nancy Jenkins, Ph.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Barbara Knowles, PH.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Thomas Look, M.D., Harvard University
Tak Mak, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Cheryl Marks, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute
Richard Maser, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Kevin D. Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Anthony Nicholson, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Terence Rabbitts, Ph.D., FRS, FMedSci, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine
Susan R. Ross, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Robert Schreiber, Ph.D., Washington University
Kevin Shannon, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Leonard D. Shultz, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
William Skarnes, Ph.D., The Sanger Institute
Davor Solter, M.D., Ph.D., IMB A*STAR, Singapore
Craig Thompson, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
David W. Threadgill, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Olga Troyanskaya, Ph.D., Princeton University
David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., Cambridge Research Institute
Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute

Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
Please review the preliminary 2009 course schedule.  This schedule is subject to change and updates will be posted as they occur. 

Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
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 Nancy Place;
-A letter of recommendation from your major professor or Primary Investigator (for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only) submitted by email to Nancy Place.
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.
Mouse anatomy and biology reading materials and resources are available online for advance reading.

Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
All students and some faculty reside together at Highseas Conference Center, a spacious mansion built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. The retreat setting and dormitory style housing, consisting of shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Highseas promotes an interactive environment that sets this course apart from all others. Meals are prepared by our resident chef.  Wireless internet access and laundry facilities are available on site.
Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

New visa rules by the U.S. State Department now in effect beginning in August 2008, visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) will have to register online 3 days in advance of travel.
(seasonal, late May-early September)

Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.
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Aug 21, 2009 - Aug 30, 2009 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

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