My last blog was all about ants. It touched on step changes, which allow for an increase in complexity within a system, and the importance of structure. In ant colonies simple rules guide members within an interactive feedback system, without higher level decision making or guidance.
Have you ever just sat and watched a colony of ants? I have… For being such small creatures, they seriously could move mountains if there were enough of them. If they can organise themselves so efficiently, how come we have such a hard time doing the same?
Another fantastic year is done and I’d like to share it with you by summarising it in numbers.
The fastest timeline for a project was 24 weeks, which was achieved in December 2015. This was a conditional knockout mouse line on a C57BL/6 background using homologous recombination. As our efficiency increases, I have no doubt that 2016 will be a record breaker for this number.
It sounds complex and deep doesn’t it? To advance humanity – inspire curiosity. It’s what we strive for here at Ozgene and when you dissect it out, it is really quite simple. We’ve embraced it and made it our own over the years. I must say, it has been great. It’s because of this great experience that I’d like to share, in detail, what it is to advance humanity – inspire curiosity.
The team at Ozgene has over two decades of experience creating customised knockout and knock-in mice for pivotal medical research globally. Over 300 scientific publications are based on research using Ozgene mice.