Mouse Engineering Virtual Minicourse (Lecture Only)
June 15 - 18, 2021
Lecture-Only Participant (morning lectures) deadline: June 11 @ 4:59pm EDT


Tamara Caspary, Emory University School of Medicine 
Camilla Forsberg, University of California Santa Cruz 
Diana Laird, University of California San Francisco
Francesca Mariani, University of Southern California


 COVID-19: In place of the regular hands-on course on Mouse Development, Stem Cells & Cancer which has again been cancelled, the instructors and CSHL have put together a 4 day Mouse Engineering Virtual Minicourse

This online mini-course will consist of a series of morning lectures and afternoon sessions on how to engineer mouse models for a variety of biological questions. The mini-course will be two-tiered, with lecture-only participants attending only morning sessions (10 am to 1 pm EDT), and full participants attending both morning lectures and the afternoon workshops (10 am to 5 pm EDT). The morning sessions each day will include lectures by prominent mouse engineers and the afternoon workshop sessions will include small group discussion of approaches with experts, problem-solving and other trouble-shooting and nuts-and-bolts discussions. The course is targeted to graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and other science professionals who are interested in using engineered mouse models in their research in areas such as stem cell biology, development, cancer, and human disease. The goal of the course is to enable participants to:

Become familiar with important online tools and databases for mouse genetics
Compare different strategies of genetic engineering, including CRISPR
Learn the principles of designing custom alleles
Understand principles of germline transmission and the strategies for breeding, genotyping and phenotyping
Know how to use and design genetic lineage tracing models 
Learn the power and challenges of inducible transgenic systems
Implement reporters, tags, and other modifications

2021 Lecturers:

Direna Alonso Curbelo, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Richard Behringer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jeffrey Bush, University of California, San Francisco 
Kat Hadjantonakis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science
Simon Hippenmeyer, IST Austria 
Alexandra Joyner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mark Lewandoski, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Stephen Murray, The Jackson Laboratory
Jan Parker-Thornburg, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Janet Rossant, The Hospital for Sick Children
Thom Saunders, University of Michigan
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge

Major support provided by: National Cancer Institute.

Lecture-Only Participant (open enrollment) $150

Participants interested in the lecture portion of the workshop (the AM sessions) need only complete registration above. Lecture-only participants will be able to ask questions during the zoom webinar lectures via Q&A. Financial aid is not available for lecture-only participants. 

Full payment is required at registration. No financial aid is available for Lecture-Only Participants.

Individuals interested in applying to FULLY participate in AM and PM sessions of this virtual mini-course should apply through the main announcement page.