Knockout Mouse Program

In 2006, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established its Knockout Mouse Program (KOMP) with the intent of providing a genome-wide collection of knockout mice to researchers. With 17,000 knockouts now available to the scientific community after its first phase, KOMP will soon enter its second phase, during which the live knockout animals will be generated and characterized through comprehensive phenotyping.

Operating as part of the KOMP initiative, the DTCC* Steering Committee is seeking the opportunity to reach out to the scientific community to inform on the status of this international effort as well as receive scientific input on the prioritization of the queue of genes to be phenotyped in KOMP2. The data from this effort will be freely accessible to institutions like yours, so we invite you to share your thoughts and contribute to our planning at a focus group luncheon on Monday, April 22, 2013 in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Westin Waterfront Hotel The event will begin with lunch at 11:30AM; the 12:00PM-1:00PM hour will be reserved for discussion. To register for the event please contact Wendy Sheppard at

* The DTCC Consortium consists of 4 institutions: University of California at Davis, the Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics, Charles River and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). Additional information about the Consortium’s activities and mission can be found at