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Mouse Genetics and Colony Management for Animal Technologists



Jul 01 - 02 2024


9:30 am - 4:00 pm



Who is this for? 

  • Animal Technicians
  • Early Career Researchers
  • PhD Students

This course introduces animal technicians and researchers to the background of mouse genetics and will cover topics such as Mendelian gene inheritance and genetic crosses, as well as covering important colony management aspects such as calculation of breeding numbers and maintaining genetic integrity of Genetically Altered (GA) lines.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the underlying biology of how DNA codes for proteins and how errors lead to genetic disease.
  • Understand Mendelian gene inheritance
  • Predict the outcomes of genetic crosses
  • Have a working knowledge of the genetic background of mouse strains
  • Understand how to maintain the genetic integrity of genetically altered lines
  • Plan breeding schemes with consideration of the minimum number of animals required
  • Understand how GA lines can be established from modern transgenic technologie

The event is finished.

  • This course was fantastic. Really pleased with how it was taught. Shelly did a great job, appreciated Rosie’s help with the calculations and Sara’s topics. Thank you.

    14th Oct 2019

  • I found the course very informative. I am still fairly new to transgenic colonies and still have lots more to learn. Very much enjoyed the course thank you.

    14th Oct 2019

  • I really enjoyed the course and found it very useful. The pace was generally good although it did increase towards the end of the second day as time was running out. I don’t think there is anything specifically to improve.

    14th Oct 2019

  • Good refresher course

    14th Oct 2019

  • Great course!

    14th Oct 2019

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