The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) was founded in Spain in 2006, and was incorporated in 2013 in the USA. The ISTT currently has more than 700 members who share in our goals of increased communication and technology sharing to enhance scientific research and to advance the field of animal transgenesis.
We have a full range of exciting topics in the field of transgenic technologies to be presented by renowned speakers from around the world. First and foremost we are privileged to have as our ISTT prize winner, Nobel Laureate and University of Utah professor Dr. Mario Capecchi, whose early research laid the foundation for all transgenic mouse cores. We have a number of other speakers who will present their research using transgenic and gene targeted technology to dissect out answers to complex questions. With the increase in CRISPR technology and the relative ease of its use, it has become commonplace to use this technology on a full spectrum of model organisms. Therefore, TT2017 has presentations that include models from mosquitos to farm animals to non-human primates. We also have a number of more technical talks spanning from the design of traditional gene targeting vectors to more efficient design and synthesis of CRISPR reagents. In addition we will have a full session on Ethics and the 3R’s, an ever more significant topic in the world of animal transgenesis.
G. Pavlovic from PHENOMIN-ICS adresses the item of CRISPR/Cas9 for in vivo gene editing: the hidden face of paradise (P.33).