After several successful editions, CONGENTO will continue to host JAX Seminars, now in a remote version.
The first session will take place on October 1st from 2pm to 4 pm (GMT+1) and registrations can be done here. This session will address 2 different topics:
Caring for Immuno-Deficient Mice from Nude to NS
The revolutionary NOD scid gamma (NSG) mouse model is used by investigators worldwide as a “humanized” preclinical model and as a host for human patient-derived cancer xenografts. Whether you currently use NSG mice or plan to, join us to learn more about the practical aspects of maintaining these mice, including:
- Immunodeficiency in mouse colonies
- An overview of the characteristics and uses of NSG mice in research
- Types and signs of common infections
- Recommended housing conditions and husbandry processes for successful care of immunodeficient mice
Predictive Cancer Models Using Patient-Derived Xenograft Mice
Do you need pre-clinical models that represent the diversity of cancer patient demographics? Using patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mice enables modeling the heterogeneity of human cancer and conducting more translationally-relevant cancer research studies. Join this seminar to learn about:
A collection of 450 PDX models that have been established in partnership with a consortium of cancer hospitals and clinical trial teams.
How the genetics, pathology, and treatment response of PDX tumors reflect clinical observations
Using tumor-bearing humanized NSG mice as an innovative platform to evaluate immunotherapies
Finding relevant cancer models and characterization data using the “Mouse Tumor Biology Database”
Regular Training Activities might be canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are sorry for the inconvenience.