February 20-21, 2019
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
We are very pleased to announce that the APN will be hosting the 2019 meeting of the Asian Mouse Mutagenesis Resource Association (AMMRA) & Asian Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (AMPC). Tasked with enabling an improved understanding of genome function for the improvement of human health, the AMMRA & AMPC are collaborative groups focused on the development of mouse phenotyping capabilities in Asia, and both are active members of the highly-influential International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC). The AMMRA & AMPC facilitate access to Asia’s most-prominent mouse phenotyping facilities, coordinating the development, archiving, distribution, and phenotyping of mouse disease models, and to establish, manage and develop mouse phenotyping and genomic medicine facilities throughout Asia.
This intimate 1 ½ day meeting will bring together the region’s leading clinicians, biomedical scientists, facility directors and senior executives to discuss new research innovations and technological developments, future research requirements, and strategies to ensure that Asian capabilities for mouse production and phenotyping continue to lead the world.
A full meeting program has been finalised, and can be accessed HERE.
Confirmed speakers include:
Steve Brown, MRC Harwell Institute, UK (KEYNOTE)
Colin Mckerlie, The Centre for Phenogenomics, Canada (KEYNOTE)
Yong Tian, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
Jong Kyoung Kim, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Je Kyung Seong, Seoul National University, Korea
Taro Kataoka, Kumamoto University, Japan
Chao-Kuen Lai, Taiwan Mouse Clinic, Taiwan
Yu-Chiau Shyu, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung Branch, Taiwan
Han-Woong Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
Attendees who are able to stay in Australia for an extended period may also wish to consider attending the 40th Annual Lorne Genome Conference being held on February 17-19.
For those attendees who wish to present oral or poster presentations during the meeting, please submit an Abstract (using our Abstract Template) by email to the Organising Committee for consideration. Posters should be A0 size and in portrait orientation.
Standard Registration: A$400
Student Registration: A$150
Please click HERE to proceed with your registration.
International AMMRA and AMPC members registering their attendance before February 5 will be provided with one complementary nights accommodation at a nearby hotel. Further details can be found during online registration through the link above. Please note that we cannot guarantee accommodation for members registering after this date, and so we would strongly urge early registration to secure accommodation. We would also be very happy to recommend accommodation options for non-member attendees.
We have a number of options available which organisations wishing to support the meeting might like to take advantage of, and we would also be happy to tailor an individual support package to meet any specific objectives for the event. Please see our Sponsorship Prospectus for more information.
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How To Get There
For local travel information for in and around Melbourne, please see our Travel Guide.
As a partner event to the 2019 AMMRA & AMPC Meeting, we will be running a day-long workshop for undergraduate and postgraduate students to come and learn from AMMRA and AMPC technical specialists on best-practice process for mouse production and phenotyping, recent technology developments, and experimental techniques for precision medicine. This will be held on February 22 at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
Workshop registrations ($50) can be secured HERE.
Confirmed topics and speakers include:
‘Pathology – Data generation, management, annotation/interpretation’, Colin McKerlie (Director, Centre For Phenogenomics)
‘Quality control and reproducibility’, Atsushi Yoshiki (Division Head, RIKEN BRC)
‘The Art of Phenotyping’ Ruth Arkell (Early Mammalian Development Laboratory, ANU)
‘Production & Preservation – Development of Mouse Reproductive Technology’, Toru Takeo (Assistant Professor, Kumamoto University)
‘Genome editing of mouse embryos’, Shinya Ayabe (Research Scientist, RIKEN BRC)
‘Behavioral phenotyping pipeline in the Japan Mouse Clinic’, Tamio Furuse (R&D Scientist, RIKEN BRC)
Dr Michael Dobbie, AMMRA President and CEO, The Australian Phenomics Network
Dr Jim Hennessy, COO, The Australian Phenomics Network
Brigitte Cunningham, Leishman Associates
Nicole Lu, Leishman Associates