The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC): a large-scale functional catalogue of mammalian genes
The IMPC is an international research infrastructure, comprised by 21 of the leading mouse genetics centres worldwide, that is systematically identifying the function of every protein-coding gene in the mouse genome. Despite having sequenced the entire genomes of many species, the exact function of most genes remains unknown. To address this, the IMPC is coordinating the production of a knockout mouse strain per protein-coding gene, which are then characterised using a standardised, broad-based phenotyping pipeline, giving insights into the function for genes for which very little is known. Our open-access database now includes phenotyping data for nearly 6,500 mouse genes.
This webinar will discuss some of the exciting discoveries in genetic disease, development and sexual dimorphism that biologists and clinical researchers are making using IMPC resources. The IMPC strives to generate data that ultimately help understand human health and disease and identify new targets for therapeutic intervention. This data is also useful for research focusing on other mammalian species, including evolutionary research studies seeking to understand adaptation.
All IMPC data is freely available to use and can be accessed at www.mousephenotype.org. The IMPC would like to encourage researchers to get in touch via the IMPC website if they are interested in using IMPC data and would like further guidance on how to use our data.
Who is this course for?
This webinar is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about the IMPC. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required but an undergraduate-level knowledge of biology is recommended.
By the end of the webinar you will be able to:
- List the aims of the IMPC
- Describe discoveries made using IMPC resources
- Navigate www.mousephenotype.org to access IMPC data
This webinar took place on 16th September 2020. Please click the 'Watch video' button to view the recording.