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Course: Handling, maintenance and understanding of human pluripotent stem cells

Are you new to working with human pluripotent stem cells? We will teach you how! We offer a new course containing substantial hand-on practice in the cell lab as well as seminars covering topics such as history, growth, quality controls and how they can be used in research and the clinic.

The aim of this 4-day course is to get a better theoretical and practical understanding of the pluripotent stem cells, their culture requirements and extensive potential for use in modern research and medicine.

Target group: Anyone (from PhD to PIs) who is new to working with pluripotent stem cells. The course is suited for all levels and positions but requires previous knowledge of cell culture as the course has substantial hands-on elements. Each day will have both hands-on and theoretical elements. Please note that this pilot course is not yet available to for inclusion in LAKOK, so no credits, only a certificate, will be awarded.

We have very limited spaces for the hands-on part, but more are available for the theoretical part. The course is planned to be held again, with LADOK accreditation in 2024.

    Course Content

    • Reprogramming - history and mechanics.
    • Practical considerations, different growing conditions, and methods.
    • PSC differentiation, maintenance, and quality controls.
    • PSCs in the clinic; clinical trials, pre-GMP and GMP.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Passaging (different ways) and visual inspection of cells.
    • Media and plate preparation, freezing and thawing and manual picking of iPSC colonies.

    *all manual skills will be performed multiple times

    Course Fee 

    (academic users, external customers please contact us for availability and pricing)

    • Full course: 5 000 SEK
    • Theoretical course: 1 500 SEK

    When and where

    Start Date: Monday September 25th 09:00. (Mon-Wed 09:00-16:00)

    End Date: Thursday September 28th, 14:00. (Thursday 09:00-14:00)

    Location: Lund Biomedical Centre, Lund University.


    Registration Opens:  August 17th, 2023

    Registration Closes: September 15th, 2023

    Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application the latest one week after the registration closes.