Charles River & The Jackson Laboratory Seminar 2019


The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Join us on Monday, 21 October from 14:15 to 17:00 at the ORCRB Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford OX3 7DQ.


Nicola Wallis, Product Specialist
Research Models and Services
Charles River

Agenda, October 21, Monday, 2019

14:15 – 14:30     Registration

14:30 – 15:15     Essential Tips for New Mouse Researchers

Are you a new mouse researcher who wants to quickly find mouse strain information essential to conducting your research? During this seminar, we will share strategies for navigating publicly-available, information-rich databases and discuss how mouse strain choice impacts research data quality and reproducibility. Join us to learn about:

  • Easily finding mouse strains to support your research
  • The research value of using proper strain nomenclature in your publications
  • Selecting the appropriate mouse strain background
  • Choosing optimal control mice
  • Ensuring the genetic integrity of your mouse colony
  • Cautionary tales from the literature

15:15 – 15:30     Refreshment Break

15:30 – 16:15     The Basics of Mouse Nomenclature

Mouse nomenclature can be used to determine a strain's genetic background, genetic modifications, who generated it, and who currently distributes it. Understanding mouse nomenclature enables you to select optimal mouse models and control strains for your research and also, to generate the most reliable and reproducible data. Join this seminar to learn about:

  • Interpreting the nomenclature of inbred, mutant, and genetically modified mouse strains
  • How quickly substrains develop and affect research results
  • The impact of genetic background on strain phenotypes
  • Considerations for selecting control mice


Nicola Wallis, Product Specialist
Research Models and Services
Charles River
[email protected]


Dr. Alexandra Spencer
Tel: +44 1865 617 735
[email protected]