Professor Xiang Gao, Chair of Asian Mouse Mutagenesis Resource Association, AMMRA and Director of Model Animal Research Center, Nanjing University China welcomed the APF as a new member of the association at the May meeting held at RIKEN, Tsukuba, Japan.
Representing the APF, Dr Ed Bertram, Head of International Programs, said “The APF is delighted to contribute to the wide array of research and training activities that the Asian consortium undertakes.” Dr Steve Winslade, APF CEO added “Australia sees itself as a key player in Asia and this is a natural extension of the role that we play in the region”
AMMRA is a collaborative group whose mission is to promote and coordinate the development, archival, distribution, phenotyping and informatics of mouse models in Asia. Their goal to facilitating researcher access to mouse resources in Asia further drives our understanding of genome function and improvement of human health.
The Asian Mouse Phenotyping Consortium, AMPC, is developing standardized phenotyping protocols and genetic background controls that are crucial for comparing the data from different laboratories and research centers. Several mouse phenotyping initiatives are underway in Asia, including several institutes in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. With the agreement of cooperative action on the mouse phenotyping, the AMPC has been established to promote the coordination and development of advanced strategies and service platforms for phenotyping and informatics. AMPC will join with the international phenotyping efforts which including the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium, IMPC.
For further information please visit the sites below:
AMMRA website www.ammra.info/
AMPC website https://database.riken.jp/
IMPC website www.mousephenotype.org/