The 8th NIBB International Practical Course and the 3rd NIBB-TLL-DBS/NUS Joint International Practical Course "Experimental Techniques Using Medaka and Xenopus - The Merits of using both" will take place as an NIBB international practical course jointly with Temasek Life Science Institute (TLL) and the Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn both medaka and Xenopus systems using genome editing by TALEN/CRISPR-CAS9, infrared laser-evoked gene operator (IR-LEGO) for controlling single-cell/local gene expression, 2-photon microscopy, digital scanning light-sheet microscopy for live imaging, cryopreservation of sperm for long term storage of mutants/transgenic lines and so on. Recent progress in genome editing by TALEN/CRISPR-CAS9 revolutionizes several model systems including aquatic model organisms such as medaka and Xenopus. Although both medaka and Xenopus have species/system specific aspects, technologies such as genome editing and bio-imaging are applicable to both systems. In addition, an understanding of different model systems is becoming important and advantageous in conducting more sophisticated, or one-step, advanced experiments.
Participants of this course will learn the advantages of using both medaka and Xenopus in experiments, and meet and exchange information regarding use of medaka and Xenopus.
Guest speakers will discuss these emerging topics and new fields of biology and informal interaction among participants will facilitate further expansion of research networks.
Date: September 22nd – October 1st, 2014
Location: National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan
We are now calling for participants interested in this course.
June 30th, 2014 July 7th, 2014
Participation: Open application with selection (maximum 16 participants)
Travel grants for this workshop are available to limited numbers of graduate students.
Costs (all costs in Japanese Yen)
Registration fee is \30,000, which includes some of meals and course materials.
Accommodation costs for Mishima lodge (Institute guest house) will be provided by NIBB.
For more details and application form, please visit the website: http://www.nibb.ac.jp/course8/