1st Follow up meeting
DIO mouse model and diet composition
Munich 2013, May 13, 11.30am-4pm
Meet at Café/Bakery across the road from the institute for lunchsnacks&coffee
Seminar room at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO)
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Business Campus Garching-Hochbrück
Parkring 13, 85748 Garching, Germany
Mauricio Berriel Diaz, DKFZ Heidelberg
Johannes Beckers, HMGU
Jan Rozman, German Mouse Clinic
Carola Meyer, HMGU
Juliane Kampe, HMGU
Petra Wiedmer, MDC Berlin (not attending)
Representative from MPI/Uni Cologne (Hella Broenneke) (not attending)
Agenda: excerpt from kick-off meeting protocol
Establish inventory of current DIO mouse models of icemed partners (possibly non-icemed partners?)
Establish intranet platform+forum on icemed website (excel sheets, data sets, linked to icemed partners, interactive)
Define research goal for focus group publication (to provide information on relevant parameters before starting the experiment? What is already out there in the literature?
Organise 2nd focus group meeting mid may in Munich
Plan possible experiments (ie test different diets in one lab under similar research/laboratory conditions)
Maintain/possibly extend icemed platform and forum on website
All – establish platform within icemed alliance for standard protocols for research diets/mouse models, publish in high impact journal
Outcome: What are the questions/tasks for the focus group?
What is the gold standard for the “perfect” mouse model for diabetes research with respect to diet and strain?
Most current models in the literature and clinical studies are performed in male animals (tricky to get females diabetic). How can the data be translated to female models?
Create and establish “ICEMED standard” and make visible/accessible on PLATFORM+FORUM on icemed website through intranet (important to keep it internal).
Internal recommendations on icemed website for research diets, mouse strains for specific endpoints and disease paramters.
Establish an inventory among icemed partners with respect to animal models (diet, age, mouse strain, supplier,…) and specific endpoint in animal research (obese, diabetic mousemodels)
Forum is essential: somebody needs to oversee information, update, define (ie which strain, supplier,…)
Draft questionnaire for all icemed partners for diet, mouse model to fill in:
Mouse strain (Jackson, …)
Diet (Research diets, …)