June 8, 2007

Conference to explore ‘Building a better mouse’

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C. Michael Stein, M.D., is the first holder of the Dan May Chair in Medicine.
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Conference to explore ‘Building a better mouse’

International leaders in mouse genomic engineering will gather for the second “Building a Better Mouse” conference July 12-14 at the Vanderbilt University Law School.

Keynote addresses will be given by Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D., professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who created the first transgenic animal model, and Janet Rossant, Ph.D., professor of Medical Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Toronto, who has made major contributions to developmental biology and stem cell research.

Topics will include lineage tracing and cell marking, chromatin organization and control, embryonic stem cell modeling and differentiation, small RNAs and new technologies, and large scale projects.

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology and the Vanderbilt Program in Developmental Biology, the conference is being organized by Ronald Emeson, Ph.D., Maureen Gannon, Ph.D., Mark Magnuson, M.D., and Christopher Wright, D.Phil.

Deadline for registration is June 11. For more information and to register, visit www.vcscb.org/bbm.