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9.1 Introduction

Our Gibco Pluripotent Stem Cell Workshops are held at one of the three stem cell research centers, located in Carlsbad, California, USA; Frederick, Maryland, USA; and Glasgow, Scotland, UK. These centers provide course attendees with hands-on stem cell training in techniques for culturing and characterizing hESCs and iPSCs, as well as reprogramming techniques for the creation of iPSCs. Whether you are new to PSC research or in need of a refresher course, experienced R&D scientists provide detailed stem cell training so you can feel confident using stem cells in your research.

Training course agenda topics:

  • Basic maintenance and care of hESCs and iPSCs
  • Freezing, thawing, plating, and passaging techniques
  • Culturing PSCs under feeder-dependent and feeder-free conditions
  • Reprogramming and identification of iPSCs
  • Differentiation and characterization methods for PSCs

Specialized training support: Each training workshop is structured as a three-day course with both lecture and hands-on laboratory work. Specialized, experienced trainers will guide attendees through a variety of stem cell techniques and work with them one-on-one to help ensure success.

Get more information on the training courses, including registration and this year’s dates, at thermofisher.com/pscworkshop

Virtual training at your fingertips

In addition to the PSC Workshops, we have also developed virtual training labs for your convenience.

The PSC Culture Virtual Lab is an introduction to stem cell culture covering many topics, including:

  • Coating wells to culture PSCs
  • Preparing new cultures of PSCs
  • Follow-up culture and characterizing pluripotency

Access the PSC culture lab and others at thermofisher.com/pscvirtuallab