The Center for Cancer Research announces a course for researchers using animal models: Mouse Research Models (MRM) or Mouse 101
Mouse research models play an important role in cancer research. Technologies available today allow researchers to create mouse models of cancer by transferring new genes into animals or inactivating existing genes. Mouse research models can be used to study the changes associated with tumor development, test new approaches to detection and diagnosis and to evaluate prevention and treatment strategies. MRM/Mouse 101 will provide an overview of the procedures used at NIH to conduct research using mice and explore how mouse research models can be used in cancer research. The course is designed for fellows, technicians, and investigators who plan to conduct experiments using mouse research models at NIH.
Location and Time:
The MRM course will be held on September 21, October 5, 19 and 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, Balcony A/B* with video-conference to Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL), Building 549 Auditorium.
* Balcony B on 9/21; Balcony A on 10/5, 10/19, and 10/26
Several hands-on training modules in various common mouse techniques will be offered to small groups on additional dates to be announced at the course.
The presentations included in this course will be recorded and archived at a later date.
Register by clicking on the link at the top of the page. The deadline for registration is September 16, 2015. For more information contact Romi Sawhney by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) or by phone (301-496-4345). There is no fee for this course but seating is limited. Registration is on first come first serve basis. Certificates of completion will be provided to registrants who attend the course.
September 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Bldg. 45 Balcony B
Commonly Used Mouse Strains
How to Choose your Animal Model
General Experimental Design
Effective Colony Management
October 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Bldg. 45 Balcony A
Introduction to Mouse Genetics
Genetic Approaches to Generating Mice for Biological and Drug Therapy Studies
Drug Studies Using Mouse Models
October 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Bldg. 45 Balcony A
KOMP (Knockout Mouse Project)
In vivo Imaging -
Practical Aspects of the Mouse Immune System
Overview of Core Animal Services
October 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Bldg. 45 Balcony A
Introduction and Overview of Survival Surgery
Overview of Sentinel and Rodent Health Monitoring
Basic Mouse Diseases and Their Possible Effects on Research
Preparation of the NCI Animal Study Proposal
Rebekah Smith/Angela Stahl
Common Techniques used in Cancer Models