New Genetic Tools for Non-Model Organisms
The advent of new tools for transgenics and genome manipulation has provided an opportunity to perform functional manipulations of non-model species. Multiple groups are now working to develop and optimize these tools. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the labs developing these tools for non-model organisms to compare notes and to identify bottlenecks in tool development and new opportunities for the future. Invited speakers have been chosen to represent a broad taxonomic spectrum of study organisms and biological problems. We expect the meeting to have approximately a 3:1 ratio of active scientists to PIs in order to optimize the transfer of information among those developing the tools**.
**APPLICANTS: In lieu of an abstract submission, please answer each of the following questions (in 3 sentences or less) within the "abstract" field of the online application form:
1) What is your non-model organism and what are the reasons you chose to study it (e.g. a big insect like Manduca sexta, cool behavior like Peromyscus mice, etc.)
2) What are the big questions you are addressing?
3) What problems do you face in making the non-model organism tractable?
4) What solution(s) have you successfully built to making the non-model organism tractable?
Application deadline: November 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)
Omar Akbari, University of California, San Diego
Abdel El Manira, Karolinska Institutet
Monika Gulia-Nuss, University of Nevada, Reno
Elissa Hallem, University of California, Los Angeles
Hopi Hoekstra, HHMI/Harvard University
Nicole King, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley
Mark Krasnow, Stanford University
Daniel Kronauer, Rockefeller University
Lindy McBride, Princeton University
Lauren O'Connell, Stanford University
Anastasios Pavlopoulos, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University
Vanessa Ruta, Rockefeller University
Shuji Shigenobu, National Institute for Basic Biology
Kristin Tessmar-Raible, Max F. Perutz Laboratories
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