Achievements of the Council

1982: Start of the supply of breeding pairs of the conventional SAM colony of Kyoto University.

1984: Foundation of the Council for SAM Research. Sponsorship of the First Annual Meeting on SAM at Kyoto University. Establishment of a specific pathogen-free (SPF) SAM colony at Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd.. Start of the supply of breeding pairs of the SPF SAM colony.

1985: Sponsorship of the first training course for assessment of the grading score of senescence (16 times as of 2003, at Kyoto Univ.).

1988: Sponsorship of the First SAM Kyoto Symposium at Kyoto University [ Proceedings of the First SAM Kyoto Symposium, T. Takeda, T. Matsuo, I. Akiguchi & M. Hosokawa (eds), Fuji Printing Business Company, Kyoto, 1988] .

1994: Sponsorship of the First International Conference on Senescence: The SAM Model in Kyoto [ The SAM Model of Senescence, T. Takeda, (ed), Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam, 1994] .

1995: Co-sponsorship of the Second International Conference on Animal Models for Aging Research in Kyoto [ Experimental Gerontology 32 (1/2) Special Issue, R. L.Sprott, T. Takeda and C.A. Rocha (eds), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Animal Models for Aging Research, 1997] .

1997: Enactment of the regulations of the Council for Japanese investigators. Start of the periodical publication of a circular for Japanese members of the Council. Establishment of a SPF SAMP1 (SAMP1//Ka) colony at Kagoshima University and start of the supply of their breeding pairs.

1999: Launching of homepage (Japanese) of the Council (http://samrc.md.shinshu-u.ac.jp).

2001: Participation of the breeders, Japan SLC Inc. and Harlan/International Biogerontology Research Institute (IBRI) in a project wherein they were entrusted with the production and distribution of SAM mice by the Council.

2002: Stop of the supply of breeding pairs of SAM and start of the consignment distribution of the SAM model.

2003: Sponsorship of the Second International Conference on Senescence: The SAM Model in Sapporo [The Senescence-Accelerated Mouse (SAM): An Animal Model of Senescence, Y. Nomura, T. Takeda & Y. Okuma (eds), ELSEVIER, Amsterdam, 2004].

2004: Launching of homepage (English) of the Council.


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