Course “Mouse genetics; models for human diseases”

Trieste, Italy
25 – 28 March 2019

Scientific Organisers

Glauco Tocchini-Valentini
Rome, Italy

Andrés Muro and Emanuele Buratti
ICGEB Trieste, Italy

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555
Email: [email protected] 

Mouse models of disease are central to biomedical research in many different fields. The course programme will cover the latest developments in mouse experimentation with respect to the accurate characterization of human disease and the design of novel therapeutic approaches. To allow for relatively newcomers in the field to benefit from the programme, and add to the training component particularly aimed at students and young scientists in the early stage of their career, the event will start with an introduction of the basic principles of mouse genetics. This will be followed by an overview of Mutagenesis approaches including Genomic modification using Precision-editing technologies, Archiving and Phenotyping experimental strategies. In parallel, the course will also instruct participants on the growing usefulness of Informatics and Database resources and how to approach the evaluation of mouse traits in a quantitative manner. All these topics will be discussed using recent examples of disease model discovery that have been developed and are being actively used by all members of the faculty. The programme will include a brief introduction on possible approaches beyond mouse-models for a more advanced disease model building.


  • The mouse: basic principles of mouse genetics
  • Mutagenesis approaches including genomic modification using precision-editing technologies
  • Archiving
  • Phenotyping
  • Informatics, database and prediction machines
  • Quantitative traits
  • Examples of disease model discovery
  • The use of mouse disease models as a research tool
  • New large animal models of disease



Participation is subject to selection.

Selection will be based on applicants’ CV and potential benefit for their career. Geographical and gender balance, as well as priority order in the registration, will also be considered.

Deadline for registration: 6 November 2018 (Trieste time)

Registration Fees

Selected participants will be notified and will need to finalise their registration with payment of the relevant registration fee.

Students: €100
Postdocs & Academics: €200
Industry: €400

Please ensure that you are paying the correct fee; in particular, participants eligible for “Student” or “Postdoc” fee must provide proof of qualifying student status by e-mail to [email protected]

The registration fee includes:

  • coffee breaks
  • lunches and a get-together on the first day
  • certificate of attendance


Cancellations must be notified to the Course Secretariat ([email protected]) in writing no later than 5 March 2019 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50.

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Meeting Location


AREA Science Park
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste, ITALY
Tel: +39-040-37571
Fax: +39-040-226555
[email protected]