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March 14, 2016
International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) will be hosted this year by PHENOMIN-iCS at the IGBMC Auditorium (April 20th – April 21st 2016)

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium is currently composed of 18 research institutions and 6 national funders. It aims to develop a plan to harness the major world-wide mouse research programmes and infrastructures in a strategic and coordinated effort to undertake a broad-based, systematic genome-wide phenotyping project of knockout mice in order to provide the wider research community with a long-lasting resource of mammalian gene function encyclopaedia (see www.mousephenotype.org).

The IMPC is generating over 20.000 knockout lines which are available to researchers through established repositories (EMMA – INFRAFRONTIER), and phenotypes are uploaded to a central database where they can be accessed and searched through by the biological and biomedical science communities. Clinicians can use IMPC data to find relevant mouse models to human disease by orthologous gene and by shared phenotypic features.
The Meeting is hosted by the French National Infrastructure in Mouse Phenogenomics PHENOMIN-ICS, a technological platform of the” institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire” (IGBMC). The IGBMC was created in 1994 by Pierre Chambon and is now one of the main European research centers in biomedical research. In France, it is one of the largest research unit, involving INSERM, CNRS and the University of Strasbourg with 53 research teams. The Institute aims to develop interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology, biochemistry, physics and medicine. IGBMC has a long history in mouse research notably by creating the platform Institut Clinique de la Souris in 2002, becoming now PHENOMIN, a unique French Centre for Phenogenomics.

The IMPC-Infrafrontier Strasbourg meeting aims to:

  • Promote the IMPC mouse lines and present progresses performed by IMPC with regards to phenotyping covering metabolism, behavior, embryology, recent development in imaging,
  • Share the CrispR/Cas9 expertise in “genome editing” workshop
  • Support on scientific projects about “Mouse models of human diseases”,
  • Support on functional genomics of host/intestinal bacteria interactions.

All the session will includes Keynote lectures.

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