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Mouse Molecular Genetics
20-23 September 2011
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

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For the past 24 years, the Mouse Molecular Genetics meeting has been a leading forum for researchers who apply the methods of genetics and genomics to fundamental problems in mammalian biology, including stem cell biology, early development, and models of human disease. In particular, the meeting showcases the latest technical developments in genetics and engineering of the mouse genome, and this year will feature a session devoted to imaging. The Mouse Molecular Genetics meeting assembles leaders in the field to present unpublished research findings, encourages junior investigators to participate in oral and poster presentations, and provides a stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas and information.

Please note: A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £500 are available for students and postdocs. Please see below for details.

Genetics and Genomics
Models of Human Disease
Stem Cells and Germ Cells

Scientific Programme Committee:
Allan Bradley, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Kat Hadjantonakis, Sloan-Kettering Institute, USA
Haruhiko Koseki, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Japan
Michael Shen, Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Keynote speakers:

Kathryn Anderson, Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
William Skarnes, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Speakers include:

David Adams, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Shinichi Aizawa, RIKEN CDB, Japan
Phil Avner, Institut Pasteur, France
Yann Barrandon, EPFL, Switzerland
David Beier, Harvard Medical School, USA
Richard Behringer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Shuomo Bhattacharya, University of Oxford, UK
Neal Copeland, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore
Xiaoxia Cui, Sigma-Aldrich Corp, USA
Elizabeth Fisher, UCL , UK
Scott Fraser, Beckman Institute, USA
Matthias Merkenschlager, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK
Olivier Pourquie, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, France
James Sharpe, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Ludovic Vallier, Cambridge University, UK
Magda Zernicka-Goetz, The Gurdon Institute, UK

Conference Programme Information:
The conference will start on Tuesday, 20 September with registration at 14.00.
The conference will finish after lunch on Friday, 23 September 2011 at approximately 13.30.

Related workshops
Delegates may also be interested in the following related, Campus workshop provided by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute:

The Bioinformatics of Mutant Mouse Resources - a one day hands-on introduction
European Bioinformatics Institute Training room, Hinxton, UK
20 September 2011
The focus of this one-day workshop will be to to develop a practical understanding of the basics of identifying and evaluating public resources which can be used to make mutant mice (focusing on EUCOMM/KOMP knockouts). Computer workstations will be available for all participants. Click here for full details of how to register for this workshop.

Please note: Tutors from this workshop will also be holding a free, drop-in
Mouse Resource Clinic as part of the main conference, 17:00-19:00 on Wednesday 21 September. Tutors will be available to aid delegates in identifying and understanding public resources related to their gene(s) of interest.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees:
Student No Accommodation      £415.00
Student  Twin Accommodation  £550.00
Student Single Accommodation   £635.00
Academic No Accommodation  £515.00
Academic Twin Accommodation  £650.00
Academic Single Accommodation  £735.00
Commercial No Accommodation   £615.00
Commercial Twin Accommodation  £750.00
Commercial   Single Accommodation   £835.00

A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £500 are available for students and postdocs.
To apply, please:
1. register and submit an abstract
2. e-mail a request to
by Friday, 12 August 2011

The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of Tuesday, 20, Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 22 September 2011.  If you require additional nights this will be at an additional cost and subject to availability, please contact the conference centre at  directly for further information. 

The no accommodation packages include registration and meals only.

Important – limited on-site accommodation
As we have limited bedrooms on-site, bedrooms on the Hinxton campus will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended. To view more information on the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre accommodation, please click here

Once we have reached capacity on campus, delegates will be advised to make their own arrangements, please contact local hotel information.

Travel Visas

If you require a letter of acceptance in order to obtain a travel Visa please e-mail

Abstracts and Posters

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration. If you are not ready to up-load you’re abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to no later than 12 August 2011.

After the abstract deadline the scientific committee will assess your abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material.  Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.


We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations. If you are interested in sponsoring this conference, please contact Laura Hubbard at


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