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ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

EMBL Course: Transgenic Animals – Micromanipulation Techniques, 5 – 6 April 2017, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL Course РTransgenic Animals РMicromanipulation Techniques Р5 Р6 April 2017  

Course Overview

30% of the course programme covers lectures and tutorials on generating transgenic mice, and corresponding microscopy and micromanipulation techniques by experts in the field. The other 70% focuses on hands-on practical work organised in small groups. These practicals will address injection of nucleic acids into the pronucleus and cytoplasm of fertilised mouse oocytes, embryonic stem cell transfer into blastocysts, piezo-assisted stem cell transfer into 8-cell stage embryos and microscopy training.

Audience

This course is aimed at technicians and scientists interested in the generation of transgenic animals. Participants should have basic experience with eukaryotic cells and microscopy.

Modules/Resources

  • DNA/RNA Microinjection¬†into zygotes
  • Contrast techniques
  • Embryonic stem cell transfer
  • Piezo-assisted micromanipulation

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide particpants with hands-on tutorials and the theory behind generating transgenic animals. Microinjection into mouse zygotes will be covered, as well as cell transfer into embryos and blastocysts.

This course is co-organised with Eppendorf.

Application Deadline: 3 Mar 2017
For additional information please visit the course webpage.