Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 20 - 21 Apr 2016
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Course Overview

30% of the course programme covers lectures and tutorials on generating transgenic mice, and corresponding microscopy and micromanipulation techniques by experts in the field. The other 70% focuses on hands-on practical work organised in small groups. These practicals will address injection of nucleic acids into the pronucleus and cytoplasm of fertilised mouse oocytes, embryonic stem cell transfer into blastocysts, piezo-assisted stem cell transfer into 8-cell stage embryos and microscopy training.


This course is aimed at technicians and scientists interested in the generation of transgenic animals. Participants should have basic experience with eukaryotic cells and microscopy.


  • DNA/RNA Microinjection into zygotes
  • Contrast techniques
  • Embryonic stem cell transfer
  • Piezo-assisted micromanipulation

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide particpants with hands-on tutorials and the theory behind generating transgenic animals. Microinjection into mouse zygotes will be covered, as well as cell transfer into embryos and blastocysts.

This course is co-organised with Eppendorf.


Kindly supported by our Corporate Partnership Programme

Founder partners

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  • Olympus logo

Corporate partners

  • Becton Dickinson logo
  • Boehringer Ingelheim logo
  • GSK logo
  • Illumina logo
  • ThermoFisher logo

Associate partners

  • Eppendorf logo
  • Merck logo
  • Nikon logo
  • Sanofi logo