Over 1,500 researchers from around the world joined the 8th annual Gibco™ 5 Days of Stem Cells Virtual Event.
The 5-day event featured the latest advances in stem cell research including developments and discoveries on research topics such as iPSC-derived disease models, COVID-19, 3D models, and cell and gene therapies.
The virtual event and all of its content, including >30 scientific presentations, poster sessions, virtual training opportunities, and more, will remain accessible on-demand until February 1, 2021.
Registration is FREE! Log in at your convenience to access a variety of scientific content and resources – all from the comfort of anywhere.
This year’s agenda featured cutting-edge research from thought leaders across the globe.
|Heart disease in a dish: human iPSC-derived multicellular cardiac organoids
Jarmon Lees, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
|A high-throughput functional screen reveals human embryonic stem cell self-renewal signals
Jean Lu, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica
|Personalized Immuno-Neuroscience and Glio-Immunology: Towards Human Culture Models of Innate Responses In The Brain
Julien Muffat, The Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto
|Human iPSC-Based Disease Modeling and Therapeutic Development
Yanhong Shi, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
|A human stem cell based model for retinoblastoma
Laura Steenpass, Institute of Human Genetics, University Hospital Essen
|Addressing the Needs of 3D Suspension Culture Systems Through the Optimization of a New PSC Medium
Michael Akenhead, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|Stem cell therapies for skin regeneration in animal models, Costa Rica experiences
Silvia Castro Piedra & Johan Morales Sanchez, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
|Optimization and Standardization in Stem Cell Manufacturing for the Fight Against COVID-19
Donna Chang, Hope Biosciences
|Rotea: A Versatile Cell Therapy Workflow Instrument for Cell Isolation, Washing, and Concentration
Carl Dargitz, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|Modelling disorders of the brain through patient-derived stem cells
Thomas Durcan, McGill University
|Optimizing Stem Cells Workflows to Build Better Disease Models
Omar Farah, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|Using iPS-derived cells to generate a functional human liver through 3D bioprinting
Ernesto Goulart, University of Sao Paulo
|In vitro models of human neurogenesis
Larisa Haupt, Queensland University of Technology
|Personalized cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease
Kwang-Soo Kim, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
|Epigenetic regulation of human naïve pluripotency
Ritu Kumar, Weill Cornell Medicine
|Differentiation of iPSCs in 3D: Leveraging Suspension Cultures for Scale and Efficiency
David Kuninger, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|Insulin-Producing Islets to Combat Diabetes from Stem Cells
Jeff Millman, Washington University School of Medicine
|Development of a robust and scalable culture platform for expansion and neural induction of human pluripotent stem cells in suspension culture
Cláudia Miranda, Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB), University of Lisbon
|Using Stem Cells in Cartilage Repair and Tissue Engineering
Laila Montaser, Menoufia University
|Characterization of human iPSC-derived neurons by transcriptomics and proteomics for drug discovery
Naomi Okugawa & Dirk Walther, Biogen
|Transitioning from Discovery and Development to Manufacturing–Challenges and Opportunities
Rupa Pike, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|Human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes for healthcare translation: compound screening and tissue engineering
Soong Poh Loong, National University of Singapore &Ternion Biosciences
|Advanced Tools for Knock-in Genome Editing in iPSCs
Matt Poling, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|New enabling technologies for 3D quantitative cellular biology using High-Content Screening
Nick Radio, Thermo Fisher Scientific
|Organoid models of Glioblastoma
Richa Singhania, Weill Cornell Medicine
|Advancing pluripotent stem cell technologies for research and therapy of blood diseases
Igor Slukvin, University of Wisconsin
|Understanding human pluripotent states and their applications
Thor Theunissen, Washington University School of Medicine
|Molecular dynamics associated with development of human GABAergic interneurons
Zhexing Wen, Emory University School of Medicine
|iPSC-Based High Throughput Platforms for Screening Novel Therapeutics for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson’s Disease
Jiayin Yang, Cell Inspire Therapeutics
The following posters were presented by Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D scientists. Access the poster sessions on-demand.
|3D Midbrain Floor Plate Model for Differentiation of PSC-derived Dopaminergic Neurons
|Cracking the differentiation potential: biological models to advance stem cell research
|Creation and characterization of T cell-derived iPSC banks derived using reagents and workflows optimized for cell therapy manufacturing
|Development of a new 3D pluripotent stem cell suspension culture medium with a simplified protocol that yields highly efficient spheroid nucleation and robust expansion
|Development of a Robust Next Generation Feeder-Free Pluripotent Stem Cell Medium
|Development of feeder-free PSC culture system enabling translation and clinical research
|Establishing and functional characterization of 3D neural spheroid models from monolayer expanded NSCs
|Facilitated genome editing in human iPSC to advance disease modeling and screening
|Scaled expansion of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) in suspension culture followed by high-yield factor-driven generation of induced neuronsfrom 3D PSC spheroids
When attending the event on-demand, you will be able to visit the Training Center to access a variety of virtual training opportunities, including:
Self-guided virtual laboratories:
- Pluripotent stem cell culture
- Cell culture basics
- Transfection basics
- Protein expression basics
Live behind-the-scene training demonstrations given by Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D scientists:
- Pluripotent stem cell picking
- Routine passaging
- Generating Central Nervous System (CNS) neurons
- Designing the genome editing strategies for stem cells
- Single cell sorting of genome edited iPSC pools
- Transfection using the Invitrogen Neon Transfection System
- Characterization assays for human induced pluripotent stem cells
- 3D neural organoid formation from induced pluripotent stem cells
- Cancer spheroid formation using Thermo Scientific Nunclon Sphera Microplates
- Thawing induced pluripotent stem cells using Gibco StemFlex Medium
- Gene editing in pluripotent stem cells
- Innovation in stem cell suspension–Gibco StemScale PSC Suspension Medium
- Neural organoid generation from pluripotent stem cells
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