EGGED - Edinburgh Gallus Genomics and Embryonic Development Workshop 2024

The EGGED Workshop will provide hands-on training for developmental biologists that use or would like to use the chicken embryo in their research.

Starts: 9 July 2024 Ends: 12 July 2024

  • Time
    09:00-13:00
  • Location
    Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, EH25 9RG
  • Booking
  • Cost
    Student/Researchers 550 Euros
  • Age Group

 

EGGED will bring together the world’s chicken embryology experts to share their skills and showcase the exceptional resourcefulness of the chicken embryo.

The workshop is open to researchers with a range of experience; from students and early career researchers to group leaders and principal investigators. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for scientists to share, learn and develop embryological techniques that use the chicken embryo and importantly, to shape the future of chicken developmental biology resources and approaches.

EGGED 2024 will provide hands-on training in fundamental and cutting-edge developmental biology techniques, including;

  • In-ovo manipulation- tissue grafting, bead application, electroporation, over-expression, knock-down approaches
  • Ex-ovo culture and electroporation
  • RNA in situ hybridisation
  • Transgenesis and gene editing
  • Functional genomics
  • Chicken cell and organoid culture
  • Tool making
  • Imaging approaches
  • Networking events
  • Sandpit discussions to establish the forward momentum of the field

New for 2024 - Extended Workshop for Beginners and Experts (spaces limited)

Those new to the chicken embryo or expert researchers keen to collect data during the workshop can apply to extend the standard 4-day workshop.

  • EGGED Beginners — Researchers new to the chicken embryo can apply to attend an introductory course on Monday 8th July.
  • EGGED Experts — Advanced researchers can extend the workshop to facilitate pilot data collection beginning on Monday 8th July, with the option of finishing data collection on Saturday 13th.

Participants will have access to the unique transgenic chicken lines available from the  National Avian Research Facility (NARF), including the "Roslin Green" GFP, "Flamingo" dtTomato, membrane GFP, "Chameleon" Cre-inducible mini-Brainbow and Cas9. At EGGED, participants will be encouraged to undertake their own experiments with eggs from these lines to generate preliminary data.

 

 

EGGED is held in memory of Dr Donald Ede, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, a talented chicken embryologist and member of the RSE, who passed away in 2018.

Organisers - Megan Davey and Lindsay Henderson

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Roslin Institute

  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Easter Bush
  • Midlothian, EH25 9RG

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The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

  • The University of Edinburgh
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  • Midlothian EH25 9RG

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