August 11 - 15, 2019
Hosted by UC Davis
(Department of Animal Science)

General Information:
The 12th Transgenic Animal Research Conference will be held from Sunday, August 11, 2019, through Thursday morning, August 15, 2019. Sessions will be held at the Conference Center at Granlibakken in Tahoe City, California on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Granlibakken is approximately a two hour drive from Davis, California and 55 minutes from the Reno, Nevada Airport. Transportation from Davis and from the Reno airport at fixed times on Sunday August 11th and Thursday August, 15th is included in the cost of registration. Transportation from Reno outside the set times will be provided by Granlibakken at a cost of $98.00 for one person and $49.00 per person (2 or more in the vehicle) one way. This must be booked in advance by Granlibakken staff (1-800-552-4494). You will be informed of the set times for organized transportation when we receive attendees itineraries. Please mark the appropriate box in the registration form informing us if you will need transportation from Davis or Reno (including airline name, flight number, arrival time, and departure time). Lodging at the Conference Center consists of one, two or three bedroom townhouses, and suites comprised of a studio and bedroom. All rooms have private bath, cable tv, and direct-dial telephones. Common area kitchens, fireplaces, dining areas, lofts, and decks or patios are also typical.

This is the 12th international meeting hosted by UC Davis to bring together representatives from the leading laboratories worldwide doing cutting edge work on transgenic and gene editing research in non-murine animals, including livestock, fish and poultry species. The previous meetings were each attended by up to 160 participants from 12 to 16 countries throughout the globe. Each conference, in addition to reviews and papers on transgenic animals, included presentations covering technical developments in areas such as vector design and nuclease-directed gene insertion/gene editing that affect the production of transgenic and gene modified animals. Oral presentations are by invitation, with participants encouraged to contribute poster presentations.

The upcoming conference will again focus on state-of-the-art science in the field of transgenic research, with presentations addressing cutting-edge methodology, technical improvements, and current progress towards producing transgenic and gene edited animals for biomedical and agricultural applications. The intent of these meetings is to bring together scientists to discuss progress, problems, and potential application of transgenic and gene editing technology for animal applications. The meeting will consist of 24 to 26 invited presentations and submitted posters,with all abstracts being published after the meeting in Transgenic Research. Two afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. and one evening will be free to allow for small group interactions and to take advantage of the great natural beauty and recreational activities in the Lake Tahoe area.