Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: differentiation into hepatocytes

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: differentiation into hepatocytes

3-4 June 2019 Cambridge, UK
ABOUT THE COURSE
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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) provide an inexhaustible source of cells, which can be differentiated into any lineage. iPSCs are generated from normal and disease adult cells (such as blood cells or skin cells) via reprogramming using a defined set of transcription factors (Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc, Kif4). Hepatocytes are liver cells, which make up 70-85 % of the liver mass. These cells are involved in processes such as protein synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism and detoxification. which are associated with many diseases. iPSC derived hepatocytes can be used for basic liver research such as understanding liver development and cell biology, as well as for disease modelling and toxicity screening.

1. Participants will be introduced to the background, maintenance and applications of iPSC technology.
2. During the hands-on practical, participants will learn how to derive hepatocytes from human iPSCs.
3. Participants will take part in interactive tutorials, Q&A clinics, and panel discussions, with leading scientists who will answer any questions you may
have about your individual projects, to help you to avoid the common pitfalls of using iPSCs in your experiments.

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OTHER INFORMATION
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS COURSE:

1. To understand the history, manipulation and use of iPSCs
2. To gain knowledge of hepatocyte structure and function
3. Learn how to differentiate human iPSCs into hepatocytes
4. To gain knowledge about the use of differentiated hepatocytes in both basic research and disease modelling

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PROGRAMME
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INSTRUCTORS
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Professor David Hay

MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine,
University of Edinburgh

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Dr Rute Tomaz

Wellcome-MRC Cambridge,
Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Surgery

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Dr Daniel Ortmann

Wellcome-MRC Cambridge,
Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Surgery

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Dr Florian Merkle

Principal Investigator,
Metabolic Research Laboratories,
University of Cambridge

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Dr Barbara Kuppers Munther

Senior Scientist and Group Leader,
R&D,
Takara Bio

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Dr Johannes Elvin

Senior Production and Service Specialist,
Takara Bio

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Dr Christian Andersson

Product Development Manager,
Takara Bio

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REGISTRATION DETAILS
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With this course you get our exclusive CamBioScience membership for free and receive an automatic 10% discount on your registration fee.

Fees* Until 03.05.19 From 04.05.19
Academia £697.50 +VAT £837 +VAT
Industry £1,185.75 +VAT £1,422.90 +VAT

* These fees include your 10% discount.

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To register, please click below and fill in the registration form. You will then receive an email confirmation in which you will be able to choose a payment method (pay by card online, or receive an invoice to process payment by bank transfer).

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