This is one of those times when it’s great to be a scientist! To see your ‘Eureka moment’ published is a wonderful feeling. This would not have been possible without the Ozgene team and Prof. Peter Mombaerts and his team at the Max Planck Research Unit for Neurogenetics. Thank you. [genesis link]
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.
The team at Ozgene has over two decades of experience creating customised knockout and knock-in mice for pivotal medical research globally. Over 350 scientific publications are based on research using Ozgene mice.