Model development training courses

Partners of the INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure offer unique training opportunities in mouse model development.

2nd programmable nucleases (CRISPR/Cas9) transgenesis couse,
03-04 April 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

This course, jointly provided by the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics and Phenomin/ICS Strasbourg, both members of INFRAFRONTIER, is designed to give practical, hands-on training in current technologies and methods employing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome manipulations in the generation of mice mutants. Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge from our expert instructors, have ample opportunity for discussion and can bring their own targeting projects to work on during the bioinformatics session. The course has been designed for participants with an intermediate knowledge of molecular biology.

Course highlights

  • Design targeting strategy for your project of interest
  • Apply the targeting tools and validate CRISPR activity
  • Deliver the editing tools to cell lines and zygotes
  • Identify CRISPR induced genomic modifications

Place: Czech Centre for Phenogenomics, Vestec/Prague, Czech Republic
Application deadline: 15th February 2017 (results posted 20th February 2017)
Participants: A maximum of 15 participants including 2 scholarships.
Course fee: 980 € for participants from academic institutions and universities.

The cost for participants from industry is available on request. Participation on the course is subject to a selection process. Applications must be accompanied by a short CV, letter of motivation (max 200 words), and a short letter of support. Accommodation and transport costs are not included in the fee and has to be covered by participants on their own. Lunches and refreshments during the course as well as joint dinners are included. Participants wishing to apply for the scholarship should state this clearly in the cover letter. Please note that the scholarship will cover the course fee only.

Applications should be sent to the following email address:

Further information on course program and faculty on webpage or download.

In vivo CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing,
14-15 March 2018, Strasbourg, France
  • Learn about gene editing and how it works
  • Hear about the current advances on many technical aspects
  • Optimize the RNA guide design to the genotyping analysis (bioinformatics work shop)
  • Highlight crucial issue in your own scientific project

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