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CTC 2005


After 3 successful meetings in Memphis, Oxford, and Bar Harbor, the 4th CTC Meeting was held from June 26 through June 29, 2005 in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. Groningen is a lively university city in the northern part of the Netherlands, 2 hrs. away by direct train from Amsterdam Airport. The CTC meeting was held in the Groningen University Medical Center, which is located in downtown Groningen.

Sessions at 4th CTC Meeting.

Sessions will start at 8.30 and run through 17.30 in the lecture hall of the Medical Center. After dinner we will have to our disposal a large conference room, which will accommodate all participants, very suitable for discussions, etc. [Download Program] [Download Abstracts]

Welcome Reception and Registration Sunday Evening June 26

DAY 1, June 27

Sessions during the first day cover the present state-of-the-art of mouse complex trait analysis. Sessions relate to the biology of specific traits, but will also cover conceptual strategies in this field.

  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Environmental Modulation of Disease Susceptibility
  • Exposure to toxicants and pharmacologics
  • Developmental Stochasticism and Epigenetics

DAY 2, June 28

Sessions on the second day will address current tools that are available for mouse quantitative trait research. This will cover in-silico approaches, databases, gene network development.

  • In silico tools for QTL analyses
  • Statistical Methods
  • Genetics of Gene Regulation

DAY 3, June 29

The final day of the meeting will be focussed on the future. What will we need to advance this field? Topics will include funding policies, technology development, and integration of distinct disciplines.

  • New Technology, Technological partnerships (Invite key companies)
  • Bridging the Gap between Mouse and Human
  • Funding possibilities for QTL research, NIH-EU collaborative efforts
  • What we can learn for use of RI lines in other research communities
  • Collaborative Cross Progress and Challenges