About Jackson Laboratory

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The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a world leader in mammalian genetics and human genomics research. Founded in 1929 in Bar Harbor, Maine, The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, non-profit research institution with locations in Maine, Connecticut, California and Shanghai.
 
Long renowned for its mice and data resources used for biomedical research around the globe, JAX provides a unique bridge across experimental, translational and clinical contexts. More than 70 multi-disciplinary research faculty collaborate together to integrate mouse genetics and human genomics to understand the underlying causes of human health and disease. There are no research departments within JAX, facilitating an environment of intra-institutional collaborative science. The result is a multi-disciplinary, impactful research program that provides a broad scope for inquiry and catalyzes discovery across the spectrum of basic, translational and preclinical research. 
 
In addition to research supported by the NIH, DOD, and foundation funding sources, generous philanthropic donations have led to the establishment of eight new endowed faculty chairs since 2013. The chairs provide leading faculty members with additional support to take their research in bold and innovative directions. Current chair holders investigate the microbiome, computational genomics, 4D genomic structure, reproductive biology, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and glaucoma.  
 

About FGB

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The Fondazione Guido Bernardini (FGB) is an international non-profit organization established in 2009 to provide continuing education and training to professionals involved in the care, welfare and use of laboratory animals. The overall mission of FGB is to support the humane and responsible use of animals in science, to promote the quality of biomedical research by encouraging high standards of knowledge and competence in scientific and technical staff and to contribute to the implementation of the Three Rs.

The topics of FGB training programmes and scientific events comprise the most relevant aspects of laboratory animal care and use, such as: high quality standards of hygiene, husbandry practices, personnel health and safety, animals health monitoring, management of genetically modified rodents, management of facility resources including human resources, the implementation of the Three Rs, etc. Such themes are addressed taking into consideration new technological developments and scientific needs of research.
 
The target audience of our initiatives is represented by: facility managers and assistants, veterinarians, technicians, researchers, members of animal welfare bodies and ethical committees, quality managers, etc. FGB courses and events are often held in collaboration with prestigious research organizations in Europe and other regions of the world.