GMP-compliant iPSC reprogramming workshop 21-23 May 2018
In collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the UK Stem Cell Bank ran a 3-day stem cell training course combining lectures and ‘hands-on’ lab experience in our state-of-the art facilities at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.
Twelve delegates from eight different stem cell research institutes joined us at the UK Stem Cell Bank to learn more about pluripotent stem cell culture and receive hands on experience of working in a GMP environment.
For the first time, this training workshop offered the unique opportunity to carry out stem cell culture training in a GMP compliant cleanroom facility.
Other practical training sessions included:
- Cell culture and maintenance of hPSCs
- Cryopreservation, thawing, plating, and passaging
- Reprogramming with Sendi virus and identification techniques of iPSCs
- Differentiation and characterization methods for PSCs.
These sessions were also supported by expert lectures presented by scientists from both Harvard and the UK Stem Cell Bank on cGMP cell banking, reprogramming of iPSCs, characterisation of hPSCs and gene editing.