This course type is laboratory

Derivation and Culture of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs)

14 - 17 December 2015Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Application Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    In collaboration with the UK Stem Cell Bank and the European Bank for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC), we are pleased to offer this new workshop. The 4-day programme will include lectures and laboratory-based training sessions covering current theory and best practices with regard to derivation and culture of hiPSCs.

  • Programme

    The programme will include lecture and practical laboratory-based
    sessions covering the following topics:

    • Derivation and culture of hiPSCs
    • Reprogramming
    • Cryopreservation and recovery
    • Quality control
    • Characterisation and pluripotency
  • Instructors / Speakers

    Lead instructors
    Professor Glyn Stacey UK Stem Cell Bank, The National
    Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK
    Dr Minal Patel Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

    Guest speakers
    Dr Sarah Harper Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

    Dr Manousos Koutsourakis Wellcome Trust Sanger
    Institute, UK
    Dr Ludovic Vallier Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,

  • How to Apply

    The workshop is aimed at PhD students, postdocs or clinicians conducting
    relevant research.

    course is subsidised by the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses
    and Scientific Conferences Programme. This is a residential
    course and
    there is a fee of £425 towards board and lodging for non-commercial
    applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.

    Applications for this course can be completed online. If you have any
    problems with the online application process, please contact us.

    Please note: Applications
    must be supported by a
    recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor or
    head of department). A request for a supporting
    statement will be sent
    to your nominated sponsor automatically during
    the application process.
    Applicants must ensure that their sponsor
    provides this supporting
    statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting
    statement cannot be considered.

    Deadline for Applications: Closed

  • Bursaries

    Advanced Courses are subsidised for non-commercial applicants from
    anywhere in the world. Additional, limited bursaries are
    available (up
    to 50% of the course fee) and are awarded on merit. If you would like to
    apply for a
    bursary, please complete the bursary section of the online

    Please note that both the applicant
    and sponsor are required to provide
    a justification for the
    bursary as part of the application.

    Bursary terms and conditions

    UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton,
    limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
    awarded by the selection committee according to merit. The bursary
    covers a maximum of 50% of the course fee, though in exceptional
    circumstances an application for the total course fee may be considered.
    Where there are many bursary applications, the selection committee may
    issue smaller amounts. We cannot assist with travel costs to attend UK

    Overseas Courses (held outside of the UK)
    limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
    awarded on merit to cover travel, accommodation and sustenance. The
    maximum award for travel (economy class) will be £750.

    Bursaries can be applied for as part of the course application form.
    will be notified of a bursary award along with their place on
    course, usually within one month of the application deadline. The
    decision of the selection committee is