WiCell is announcing a new training course in embryoid body formation
WiCell Research Institute14 November 2005
We are pleased to offer a new human ES cell culture class entitled ?Human
embryonic stem cells to embryoid bodies: a first step in lineage restriction
and differentiation.? This course focuses on development of optimization of
embryoid bodies in culture. According to current literature, developing
healthy embryoid bodies is an important technique enabling human ES cells to
develop into germ specific layers. This is a two-day course that teaches
hands-on techniques such as initiation of embryoid body (EBs) cultures from
adherent hES cell colonies, optimal digestion of organized EBs and plating
of the resulting cells. Also included are lectures and discussion topics
critical for success in lineage restriction. We are also intending to
cluster students with similar research interests in the same session.
Please Note: this course does not teach techniques that involve terminal
differentiation of cells into specific lineages (e.g. cardiomyocytes,
osteoblasts, neuronal cells, hematopoietic cells)
Prerequisite: You must be comfortable with human ES cell culture and
currently culturing the cells in your laboratory.
The fee is $700 (for academic and non-profit researchers).
To enroll in this new class, please see:
For a schedule, see:
Currently we have courses on:
Erika R. Mitchen, M.S.
Administrative Project Specialist/ Registrar
WiCell Research Institute
PO Box 7365
Madison, WI 53707-7365
E-mail: [email protected]