Workshop on Colony Management: Principles and Practices

This workshop provides training in the theory and practice of maintaining mouse colonies for production and research. This program is designed for scientists, colony managers, animal care technicians and students requiring an understanding of issues relating to the management of animal research and production colonies.

Topics include:

Mouse genetics
Gene and strain nomenclature
Breeding strategies
Genetic background effects on phenotype
Reproductive biology of the laboratory mouse
Using assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)
Cryopreservation
Colony health
Importation
Recovering from disease outbreaks
Production colony construction and maintenance
Nutrition
Genetic quality control
Public resources for mouse researchers
Cre-LOX Technology in Mouse Models of Disease
JAX Colony Management System (JCMS) Computer Software
+ show speakers and program
Sunday, April 27, 2014

4:30 – 7:00 PM Registration with Dinner Buffet


Monday, April 28, 2014

8:00–8:45 Breakfast and Late Registration

8:45–9:00 Announcements

9:00–10:00 From Mendel to Fancy Mice: A Mouse Genetics Primer
James Yeadon, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

10:00-11:00 Mouse Genetics and Strain Nomenclature: What's in a Name
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15–12:45 Colony Set-up and Breeding Strategies
Marge Strobel, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

12:45-1:45 Lunch Rev 1/27/14


1:45-2:45 Genetic Background Effects on Phenotype
Greg Cox, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00–4:00 Genetic Quality Control
Melissa Osborne, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
6:00pm Dinner


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:45 Practical Guidelines for Maintaining Mouse Health
Peggy Danneman, V.M.D., M.S., ACLAM., The Jackson Laboratory (Retired)

10:45- 11:00 Break

11:00–12:00 Eliminating Infectious Contaminants
Peggy Danneman, V.M.D., M.S., ACLAM., The Jackson Laboratory (Retired)

12:00–1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Reproductive Biology of the Laboratory Mouse
Mary Ann Handel, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

2:00–3:00 Cryopreservation: A Cool Approach to Colony Management
Kathy Snow, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 Using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to Rederive, Rescue, and
Rapidly Expand Colonies
Shannon Byers, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory

6:00pm Dinner

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:00–10:00am Nutritional Aspects of Maintaining Animal Health and Phenotype
Laura Tracey, M.S., Purina Mills, Inc.

10:00- 10:15 Break

10:15–11:15am Technologies and Repositories
Kathy Snow, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

11:15–12:30pm Optional Hands-On Workshop: Web-Based Resources for Mouse Researchers
David Shaw, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory

12:30–1:30pm Lunch

1:30- 2:30pm Maintaining Severely Immune Compromised Mice
Peggy Danneman, V.M.D., M.S., ACLAM., The Jackson Laboratory (Retired)

2:30–5:15pm Tracking and Maintaining Colony Management Data: Why You Should Use a
Computer Database
Charles Donnelly, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory

Optional Hands-On Workshop: Introduction to Jax Colony Management System
(JCMS) Computer Software
Charles Donnelly, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory

6:00pm Lobster Dinner

Thursday, May 1, 2014

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:00–9:30am Transportation Group to GRB Training Laboratory (meet in Highseas Lobby)

9:30–11:30am Optional Hands-On Workshop Group 1: Biomethods (handling, restraint, gender
determination, intraperitoneal injection, subcutaneous injection, buccal swab, ear
notch, euthanasia, sub-mandibular bleed, ear tag and tail tip)
Kristin Cough, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory

12:00–1:00pm Lunch at Roscoe’s


1:30–3:30pm Optional Hands-On Workshop Group 2: Biomethods (handling, restraint, gender
determination, intraperitoneal injection, subcutaneous injection, buccal swab, ear
notch, euthanasia, sub-mandibular bleed, ear tag and tail tip)

Kristin Cough, B.S., and Brenna Fenton, A.S., The Jackson Laboratory

3:30 Transportation to Group back to Highseas

End of program.

6:00pm Dinner


Friday, May 2, 2014

7:00am Breakfast & Departures

27 Apr - 2 May 2014
Bar Harbor
United States of America
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