Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2006
End Date/Time: Aug 11, 2006
Jun 07, 2006
Early Registration Date:
Jun 07, 2006
Formerly called "Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology", this annual workshop provides hands-on training for investigators learning how to culture, manipulate, and differentiate ES cells from humans in vitro. This workshop reflects an increasing need for practical training in the manipulation of human stem cells in the laboratory and will draw heavily on state-of-the-art expertise in the area of growth, maintenance and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells.
The preparation of media, including quality control practices
The preparation and cryopreservation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)
ES cell passaging techniques
ES cell cryopreservation
ES cell transfection techniques
FACs analysis of ES cells and derivatives
Experimental differentiation of ES cells
Special topics will include: Cell Surface Markers on Human Stem Cells; Embryoid bodies; Teratomas; Genetic modification of human embryonic stem cells; Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches in Stem Cell Biology; Engraftment of Human ES cells in the Laboratory Mouse; Therapeutic Use of Somatic Derivatives of Human Embryonic Stem Cells and; Ethics and Public Policy on the use of human ES cells in the U.S. and abroad.
Application deadline is June 7, 2006 Placement is limited to 16 so early application is advised. Frequently this workhop fills before the deadline.
Limited travel scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. Requests for scholarship consideration must accompany your application and include your citizenship/immigration status and description of need. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a check after the course has been completed. Full registration fee must be paid in advance.
To meet the objectives of this course, attendance will be limited to applicants with a doctoral degree or near completion of a doctoral degree.
Application for admission is made by submitting to the contact person (link above) via email, post, or fax, all of the documents listed here:
-A letter describing your current work and your motivation to attend this specialized workshop. Please include citizenship/immigration status, gender, and minority status. Gender is especially important for shared room assignments;
-Current CV, 2 page maximum;
-A letter of recommendation from your advisor if you are a pre-doctoral student, or from your supervisor if you are a postdoctoral fellow.
Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information.