Charles River & The Jackson Laboratory Seminar 2019



Join us on Wednesday, October 30, from 09:30 to 13:30 at PRBB, Sala Marie Curie, c/ Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003 (Barcelona) Spain. Las presentaciones serán en español.



Dolores Garcia-Arocena, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Information Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory

Agenda, Wednesday October 30, 2019

09:30 – 10:00    Registration

10:00 – 11:00   Reproductive Biology of Mice

Efficiently managing your mouse colonies requires a solid understanding of mouse reproductive biology. In this seminar, you will learn about:

  • Basic mouse reproductive anatomy and how to determine the gender of mice at all ages
  • The relationship of pregnancy to reproductive states and the oestrus cycle
  • Optimising biological and environmental conditions and maximizing breeding performance
  • Troubleshooting breeding problems of challenging strains

11:00 – 12:00    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 literature

12:00 – 12:30     Refreshment Break

12:30 – 13:30     Advanced Cre-Lox: Generating Reporters, Inducible Mice, and Disease Models

Cre-Lox technology is a widely used and sophisticated tool to create general knockouts, conditional knockouts, and reporter strains. Researchers worldwide utilise these models for a variety of applications, including specific disease research and visualisation of mouse anatomy. Join this seminar to learn about:

  • Identifying appropriate Cre-reporter strains to label specific cell populations or to perform mosaic and lineage tracing studies
  • Breeding strategies and caveats to generate and use tamoxifen and doxycycline-inducible models
  • Implementing Cre-Lox technology to model various types of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and other human diseases


Pep Ferrer, Account Manager
Charles River
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