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NB: During the Covid-19 pandemic we are  running the IMS-MRL Tuesday seminar series online via Zoom. Please check the events calendar for details.


The IMS-MRL seminar series:  taking place weekly during term time, with occasional seminars from visiting scientists.


  • External Research Seminars (on Tuesdays at 1.15pm – invited audience only); – sponsored by Astra Zeneca


  • Internal ‘Research in Progress’ Seminars (on Tuesday at 1.15pm -staff only)


  • Internal ‘Hot Topics’ Sessions (on Thursday at 2.30pm; for 1st year PhD and post-graduate students)


  • Mastering Academic Excellence in Metabolic Medicine (MAXIM), sponsored by Eli Lilly. (on Fridays at 1.15pm; sandwiches available from 1.00pm)
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Innovations in phenotyping for Obesity, Diabetes and Co-morbidities

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Innovations in phenotyping for Obesity, Diabetes and Co-morbidities

A free online symposium

Tuesday 6th July 2021, 12pm-5pm (BST)

The mouse has been a pivotal model organism for biological discovery for more than a century, with historical references for mutant mice with dominant spotting reach back to China in 1100 B.C.E.  Most recently, with the first identification of the obese ob/ob mouse strain in 1949, tremendous advances have been made in creating and breeding mouse strains that reflect human diseases, both by conventional breeding methods as well as genetic engineering methods.

Global efforts to generate genetically modified mice libraries by using methods such as embryonic stem cell manipulation and, more recently, CRIPSR/Cas9 have propagated the use of GM mice alongside wild-type strains into a broader range of laboratories than ever before. Our control of genetic manipulations has a grander temporal and spatial range than before and promises to open up new science and avenues for therapeutic discovery.

Given the explosion of mouse models that are theoretically and practically possible to generate, it is becoming more critical than ever to define the questions we want to answer and then develop and refine technologies to study and phenotype strains of interest, ultimately to aid translation of experimental mouse data into clinically-relevant developments. Nowhere is this more important than the realm of obesity, metabolism and metabolically-related co-morbidities.

This meeting aims to bring together experts in mouse strains and phenotyping and share their perspectives on mouse phenotyping contributing to advances in obesity, metabolism, and metabolically-related co-morbidities to a broad audience of researchers, students and technicians from both academia and industry. We hope this will stimulate interest in novel and practical applications of mouse phenotyping and facilitate new scientific networks to further research in this space.

This meeting is generously supported by GemPharmatech, Co., Ltd.

Registration slots for this meeting are limited and registrations will be assessed on a first-come first-serve basis.

Details for accessing the seminar via Zoom will be sent out closer to the event day.

Registration is now closed



July 6
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Via Zoom