Courses and conferences

The Jackson Laboratory sponsors a wide variety of stimulating courses and conferences on its campus in Bar Harbor and at other locations with cosponsors.

Explore the cutting edge of research in genomics, genetic diseases and biomedicine. Participate in these courses, meetings and workshops to reap a variety of benefits:  

  • Learn from world-renowned scientists
  • Network with peers and industry leaders
  • Gain hands-on experience in the training lab
  • Enjoy scenic Acadia National Park, charming Bar Harbor and our seaside mansion

See full list of upcoming courses and conferences

Upcoming courses

Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction

Aug 24-30, 2015 | Bar Harbor, ME

This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes.


24th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer

Aug 15-22, 2015 | Bar Harbor, ME

The Jackson Laboratory presents this graduate-level genetics course for predoctoral and postdoctoral students as well as established investigators entering the field of mouse genetics. The course focuses on the mouse as an experimental tool in cancer research.


56th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics   

Jul 19 - 31, 2015 | Bar Harbor, ME

This course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings as well as afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and a poster session. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an exciting experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauties of Mt. Desert Island.


Why attend a course at JAX?

Why attend a course at The Jackson Laboratory?

Whether your focus is on genetics research or expanding the use of genetics in your clinical practice, we welcome you.
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