Mouse Molecular Genetics

16–19 September 2015

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


We are pleased to announce the 28th annual Mouse Molecular Genetics conference. This meeting is the leading forum for researchers who apply genetics and genomics techniques in the mouse to address fundamental issues in mammalian biology.

The Mouse Molecular Genetics conference attracts international
participation and promotes the presentation of novel, unpublished
research findings. This year’s conference will showcase the latest
developments in genetics, genomics, engineering of the mouse genome,
systems analysis, and imaging of dynamic molecular and physiological

The meeting takes the form of topic-related platform sessions and two
poster sessions. Sessions will include organogenesis, development,
genomics, epigenetics, stem cell biology, technology, models of human
disease and cancer. The platform sessions are composed of long talks from
leaders in the field and short presentations selected from submitted
abstracts, often from graduate students and post-docs. This format
provides a stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas and



The conference will open with registration from 12:00 on the 16 September
2015, with presentations starting at ~15:00,
and will close at ~13:30 on 19 September 2015.

Scientific sessions

  • Organogenesis
  • Development
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Stem cells
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Disease
  • Cancer
  • Technology

Organisers and speakers

Scientific programme committee
Monica Justice University of Toronto, Canada
Yumiko Saga National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Philippe Soriano Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
François Spitz EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Keynote speaker
Eric Olson University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center, USA

Rosa Beddington Lecture
Hiroshi Hamada RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology,

Confirmed speakers
Sue Ackerman The Jackson Laboratory, USA
David Adams Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Alexander Aulehla EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Benoit Bruneau Gladstone Institute, USA
Blanche Capel Duke University, USA
Joost Gribnau Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
Shalev Itzkovitz Weizmann Institute of Science,
Gavin Kelsey Babraham Institute, UK
Darren Logan Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Jenny Nichols University of Cambridge, UK
Shahragim Tajbakhsh Institute Pasteur, France
Irma Thesleff University of Helsinki, Finland
Victor Tybulewicz The Francis Crick Institute, London,
Andrea Ventura Sloan Kettering Institute, USA
Axel Visel U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome
Institute, USA
Hongkui Zeng Allen Institute for Brain Research, USA

Conference organiser
Emily Rees Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

How to apply

Registration Fees:

Student No accommodation £321.00
Student On site twin accommodation £466.00
Student On site single accommodation £557.00
Academic No accommodation £421.00
Academic On site twin accommodation £566.00
Academic On site single accommodation £657.00
Commercial No accommodation £521.00
Commercial On site twin accommodation £666.00
Commercial On site single accommodation £757.00


The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
booked accommodation.

Registration deadline: Closed

Accommodation is provided for the nights of 16,17 and 18 September 2015.
Please note there is limited on-site accommodation and this will be
allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Therefore, early
registration is recommended.
If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

Travel visas
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
travel visa application. Note that letters will be provided to confirmed


A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

Bursary deadline: Closed


We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
meeting for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

Please register prior to submitting your abstract. Abstracts will not be
considered from anyone who has not registered to attend the conference.
Please follow the guidelines below when submitting your abstract.

Please specify which session(s) you would like your
abstract to be
considered for by saving the document with the
presenter’s last name
followed by the session name.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after
deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
selected for an oral or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

Abstracts deadline: Closed

Abstract guidelines

  • Format & Font: Prepare your abstract in Microsoft Word in 11-point Ariel Font.
  • Title: The title should be concise and be in bold, sentence case.
  • Author names: The presenting author’s name must be the first name to appear on the list of authors. Underline the name of the presenting author. For each author give the forename followed by the surname.
  • Affiliations: Please list the authors and affiliations directly under the title, separated by one empty line, and followed on additional lines as necessary. Indicate each author’s affiliation with a superscript numeral following the surname.
  • Abstract length: should not exceed one 1.5-spaced page. The total word limit is 400 words (to include title, authors, affiliations and abstract narrative).
  • Abstract narrative: must be clear and concise. Clearly describe the problem you are addressing, the results to date and any conclusions you can draw from them, so that your abstract can be evaluated by the programme committee. Avoid saying in effect ‘a solution to XYZ problem will be presented’. Please ensure that your abstract is checked for correctness of spelling and grammar in advance of submission.
  • Subheadings: Please avoid the use of subheadings in the abstract narrative.
  • References: A separate list of references at the end of the abstract is not necessary.
  • File name: should be the same as the surname of the presenting author.
  • Download a sample abstract document (Microsoft Word), which can be used for formatting purposes.
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