Workshop on Embryo Transfer

As the use of embryo cryopreservation for archiving and distributing strains of mice grows, so does the need for training in methods to handle and recover embryos. This workshop involves active participation and will help facilitate the adoption of a very efficient approach for importing mouse strains. JAX Reproductive Sciences will teach these skills over a three day period. These technicians each perform 60-100 embryo transfers every week. This workshop is offered as a supplemental session to the Cryopreservation Workshop, but may be taken separately.
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Tuesday, May 13th
, 2014

Travel Day- Arrivals in Bar Harbor


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

8:30-8:45 Introductions and Announcements

8:45-9:45 Aseptic Surgery Methods (lecture)
Bonnie Lyons, D.V.M., The Jackson Laboratory

9:45-10:45 Biomethods
Kristin Cough, The Jackson Laboratory

10:45-11:45 Microcapillary Transfer Pipetting, Embryo Transfer Surgery demonstration
Bree Roberts, The Jackson Laboratory

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Liquid Nitrogen Safety, Dry Shippers, Biobank
Kurt Christiansen, The Jackson Laboratory
Building 64, B115

1:45-4:30 Practice: Microcapillary Transfer Pipetting, Embryo Transfer Surgery
Bree Roberts, The Jackson Laboratory


Thursday, May 15th, 2014

8:30-11:00 Embryo Collection via Flushing (demonstration and practical)
Leanne Miceli, The Jackson Laboratory

11:00-12:00 Thawing Vials and Straws (demonstration and practical)
Bree Roberts, The Jackson Laboratory
12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Embryo Transfer Surgery Using Thawed Embryos (practical)
Bree Roberts, The Jackson Laboratory

3:00-4:30 Embryo Transfer Surgery Using Embryos Collected via Flushing (practical)
Bree Roberts, The Jackson Laboratory



Friday, May 16th, 2014

8:30-9:30 Embryo Collection and Transfer (practical)
Leanne Miceli, The Jackson Laboratory

9:30-12:00 Ovary Transfer Demonstration, Selection of Pseudo-Pregnancy Recipients
and Superovulation (practical)
Bree Roberts, The Jackson Laboratory

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:30 Practice
Staff, The Jackson Laboratory


Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Departures – Travel Day

13 May - 17 May 2014
Bar Harbor
United States of America
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