Mutant and Transgenic Mouse Strains: A Beginner's Guide
If you are new to conducting genetic or genomic research utilizing laboratory mice, this certificate program includes two self-paced MiniCourses that introduce inbred, hybrid, outbred, hybrid, mutant and transgenic mouse strains and how they can be utilized in research projects. Both courses cover essential information. See below for a complete list of topics.
About our Education Offerings
Founded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,200 employees who are passionate about our mission: to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
The Inbred, Outbred, Hybrid, Mutant and Transgenic Mice: A Beginner's Guide Certificate Program includes two MiniCourses that each provide a basic overview of a variety of mouse models utilized in genetic and genomic research. Each course is self-paced and takes 2 to 4 hours to complete:
- Common Laboratory Mouse Strains: A Beginner's Guide: This MiniCourse provides essential information about inbred, hybrid, and outbred mouse strains, official nomenclature, genetic drift, relevant resources for finding inbred baseline phenotypic information, and animal health monitoring and mouse housing conditions.
- Mutant and Transgenic Mouse Strains: A Beginner's Guide: This MiniCourse introduces important concepts related to mutant and transgenic mouse strains including tools that can be used to alter the mouse genome to create specific mutations or modifications. You will discover how mutations can be moved to different genetic backgrounds, how to choose appropriate genetics controls and much more!
You can claim a Program Completion Certificate for completing all the MiniCourses in this program. You can also receive a Course Completion Certificates for each of the MiniCourses you complete.
This program is designed to meet the needs of people who are new to utilizing laboratory mice for genetic and genomic research projects, including: graduate and postdoctoral students, research assistants, early career scientists, lab technicians, and advanced undergraduates with a background in biology.
Hardware and Software Requirements
- Audio speakers or headphones
- Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
- Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher
- 1GB of RAM
- 2GHz processor
Should you have questions regarding the content of the Certificate Program or if you need technical support, please email Online and Digital Education at The Jackson Laboratory.