Animal Models and VectorBuilder-Related Seminar 49: Leeds University

Date: Sep 20, 2017


Presentation #1: Advanced Technologies For Rapid Generation Of Custom-Designed Animal Models For Your Research

While the generation of transgenic mouse and rat models clearly provides invaluable insights into human disease, the process of generating transgenic animals is often complicated, time-consuming and costly. Cyagen is the world’s leading provider of custom-designed transgenic mice and rats offering a one-stop solution to all your animal needs. To date, we have delivered over 16,000 animal models.

In this seminar, I will provide an overview of the current State-of-the-art as well as draw on my own experience to give an overview of our technologies including:

     ● PiggyBac transgenic mice and rats - Single copy transgene integration
     ● TurboKnockout® - Conditional KO/KI mice in 6-8 months
     ● CRISPR-mediated genome editing – Knockouts/knockins (Up to 8Kb)

Backed by our unique 100% guarantee and lowest prices in the industry, Cyagen can help you reach your research goals faster and more cost effectively, saving you and your lab time and money.


Presentation #2: VectorBuilder: Revolutionising Vector Design and Custom Cloning

The only reason cloning is not outsourced is because of cost and a need for communicating the precise details of each individual vector design for the experimental purpose. With VectorBuilder, this is no longer a problem. I will introduce and perform a live demo of VectorBuilder (www.vectorbuilder.com). VectorBuilder is a revolutionary new online tool that not only allows you to create your custom vectors with ease but also allows you to simply order them within minutes at competitive prices and rapid turnaround times. With over 80,000 vectors already delivered, Vectorbuilder offers:

     ● Plasmids
     ● Lentivirus
     ● Adenovirus
     ● AAV (adeno associated virus)
     ● Tet-on/off
     ● CRISPR
     ● Cre-lox
     ● Massive collections of ORFs
     ● Tissue-specific promoters
     ● Add tags/reporters/drug-selectable markers
     ● Virus packaging - Lenti, Adeno, AAV, MMLV 
     ● BAC modification
     ● Library construction


Speaker: Dr Matthew Wheeler, Associate Director of Cyagen Europe

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Leeds University
                 Level 3 Seminar Room
                 Welcome Trust Brenner Building
                 St James's Hospital
                 UK