Diversifying the Research Organism Landscape
A Free Webinar Presented by FASEB and NIH
January 21, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH NIGMS) are excited to offer a free webinar on January 21, 2020, on rare research organisms and why it is important to choose the appropriate animal model for each research question.
Scientists understand that quality, reproducible science depends on many factors, including using the best resources to answer scientific questions. However, an important question to consider when designing a research project: Are we leading with the scientific question first, or do we select the research organism we know and try to tailor the research according to the model’s characteristics? This webinar will explore these subtle, yet very distinct research approaches and experts will discuss the importance of selecting the appropriate organism for various research topics. To illustrate this point, participants will share examples from their research using lesser-known species, and discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with studying a variety of research organisms.