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Mouse genome engineering

10 – 20 July 2017 | Dresden, Germany

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 May 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 June 2017

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About the Practical Course

The discovery of the molecular mechanisms of acquired bacterial immunity and the demonstration that the CRISPR/Cas system can be transplanted to practically any model organism unleashed an unprecedented explosion in genome engineering technology development. Within a few years the toolkit of techniques for editing and reprogramming the genome has vastly expanded and has enabled new types of experiments in complex vertebrate systems that were previously confined to bacterial and yeast models.

This EMBO Practical Course will provide a high quality hands on practical training in the most recent advances in mouse genome engineering. We have assembled an excellent panel of speakers and instructors, including several of the pioneers of CRISPR, experts in the general mechanisms of DNA repair, mouse developmental biology and genetics, and the bioethical implications of animal research, to provide a world class training specifically tailored to this topic.

 

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Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 March 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 May 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 01 June 2017

 

  • Registration Fees EUR 400

Registration includes:

  • participation in all lectures and practicals
  • accommodation
  • all meals including closing barbecue
  • boat trip
  • one day trip to Prague

Payment

Selected participants will be notified on how to pay the registration fee of 450€.

Selection criteria

Applicants with ongoing or future projects that require direct genome engineering expertise as well as from institutions that are able to further disseminate the experience gathered in the course to the local research communities will be preferred.

Abstract Guidelines

Please write a brief, one page motivation letter, describing:

a) your scientific background, and topics you are currently working on

b) previous genome engineering experience

c) how would your research plans benefit from the skills acquired in the course

d) the current state of the infrastructure for mouse experimentation at your host institution

Poster Specifications

Each participant is asked to present a poster showing recent work.

Size

A0

Width x Height (mm)

841 x 1189 mm

Width x Height (in)

33.1 x 46.8 in

 

Contact

Mihail Sarov

Tel: +49 351 210 2617

Email: sarov@mpi-cbg.de

Rayk Behrendt

Tel: +49 351 458 19329

Email: Rayk.Behrendt@TU-Dresden.de

 

 
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Venue

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden

Pfotenhauerstr. 108

D-01307 Dresden

Germany

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), founded in 1998, is one of 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-profit organization in Germany is part of the Dresden Campus. The Dresden Campus has a strong background in genome engineering. Recombineering, the basis of efficient genome engineering in mouse ES cells was developed in the lab of Francis Stewart (co-organizer). In addition we have three facilities that routinely generate mouse mutants and work closely together, namely the Genome Engineering Facility at MPI CBG, the Transgenic core facility MPI CBG and Carus Genomics Facility at Faculty of Medicine, each headed by one of the organizers.

Accommodation

The participants will be accommodated in the Hotel am Blauen Wunder

See: http://www.habw.de

The hotel is within walking distance of the MPI-CBG.

For directions, see here.

Two participants will share one room.

One can also use public transport to get closer to the Institute starting from Prellerstraße → Dresden Augsburger Straße, TRAM num. 6, 12.

Transport

Dresden

VIA PLANE

Dresden has a relatively small airport connected by Lufthansa to major German hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf. There is also an AirFrance flight from London City. http://www.dresden-airport.de/

Berlin Schoenefeld International airport is about 172 km from Dresden, easily reachable by regular trains. See here for details.

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic is another option, 160 km away, also connected by trains about every two hours. http://www.prg.aero/en/

From the Dresden Airport, please take the train S2 (every 30 min) to the train station Bahnhof-Neustadt. Then take the tram no. 6, direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue. [approx. 40 mins.]

VIA TRAIN

Dresden is easily reachable by train. There are two train stations in Dresden: Hauptbahnhof and Bahnhof Neustadt

From the main train station [Hauptbahnhof] please take the tram no. 10, direction Striesen, to the station Fetscherplatz. Then take the tram no. 12, direction Striesen, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue. [approx. 20 mins.]

You can also use tram no. 3 (Wilder Mann) or 7 (Weixdorf) and change at Pirnaischer Platz to bus line 62 (Johannstadt). The terminal stop is right opposite ofthe Institute. [approx. 23 mins.]

From the train station Bahnhof Neustadt take tram no. 6, direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue. [approx. 15 mins.]

Reaching the Institute via tram or bus

Take tram no. 6 or no. 12 to the station Königsheimplatz. Walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left.

Alternatively, take bus no. 62 or no. 74 to Johannstadt. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue.

To check the schedule of public transport use this web site.

VIA CAR

from Berlin (north)

Leave Autobahn A4 at the exit Dresden-Hellerau, which will take you onto the B 170 heading towards the city center (Zentrum). Stay on the B 170 for about 5 km until it reaches the intersection "Carolaplatz". At the next intersection turn right onto the "Albertbrücke" bridge. From now on follow the signs "Uniklinikum" to the medical clinic. Once over the bridge, you have to drive a circle in order to turn to the left, which means taking the second street to the right, then turn to the right and to the right again onto "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer". Follow "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer" and turn right into "Fetscherstrasse". At the first intersection turn left into "Pfotenhauerstrasse". Our institute is on the right at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue.

from Munich/Frankfurt/Leipzig (south)

Leave Autobahn A4 at the exit Dresden-Altstadt, which will take you onto the B 6. Follow the signs to the city center (Zentrum) and stay on the B 6 for about 4 km until an intersection with a Turkish Mosque on the left side. Still following the signs to the city center (Zentrum), turn left and pass the Mosque. Follow the road which turns to the right and goes under the railway bridge. This leads you to "Uferstrasse" which takes two sharp bends (passing Semperoper opera house). Now you are on the "Terrassenufer" which takes you parallel to the river Elbe. Stay on this road following the sign "Uniklinikum". The street merges to "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer". Follow "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer" and turn right into "Fetscherstrasse". At the first intersection turn left into "Pfotenhauerstrasse". Our institute is on the right at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue.

from Prague

Follow the highway D8 going north from the Prague circle towards Aussig (Usti nad Labem) or Teplitz (Teplice) and Dresden. The highway is interrupted in the middle by the scenic Ceske Stredohori mountain for about 20 km (narrow road, follow signs for Dresden). The trip takes about 2 hours.

About the Area

Dresden is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Germany. It is located in the east of Germany in the valley of the river Elbe. Dresden is about 2.5 hrs away from Berlin as well as Prague. Being the capital of Saxony it has been a center of political and cultural life for centuries, and its skyline with the Zwinger, the Green Vault, the Painting Gallery, the castle, the Semper Opera, the Court Chapel, Taschenberg Palace, and the recently rebuilt Frauenkirche are world-famous. But the city is not only famous for its baroque architecture and beautiful surrounding landscapes. Dresden has evolved into a vivid and international scientific and industrial center and is one of the most outstanding locations for research and science in Germany with emphasis on biotechnology, nano- and microelectronics. In appreciation of this dynamic development, Dresden has been awarded the “City of Science” in 2006. (source).

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