This course took place in November 2009 and provided a comprehensive overview and practical laboratory experience of the genetic manipulation of ES cells for a broad range of applications. Attendees were in the main postdoctoral scientists and senior PhD students actively engaged in research. The course covered a range of topics including recent advances in genome informatics, BAC recombineering, transposon technology and conditional gene targeting.
The international community was invited to make the most of the EUCOMM resource by participating in a one-day EUCOMM training course. This course aimed to enable researchers to use and understand the extensive bioinformatics infrastructure underpinning the EUCOMM pipeline. The course was held at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
As part of the world-wide efforts to acquire a comprehensive understanding of a mammal, the EUCOMM program adapted mouse ES cell technologies for high throughput, systematic mutagenesis. This course provided the theoretical background of the tools and strategies encompassed by the program, in a review format.
The workshop consisted of several modules. Most modules comprised a presentation and the opportunity to do exercises. Participants were encouraged to bring problems/questions about their research to try to tackle these during the workshop using Ensembl.
Held at GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich/Neuherberg, organized by GSF and Ascenion GmbH.