Discovering Organoids: Establishment, Culture & Manipulation

Discovering Organoids: Establishment, Culture & Manipulation

11-12 September 2017

Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK

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Adult intestinal stem cells can give rise to in vitro long-term self-renewing mini gut structures termed “Intestinal Organoids”. These organoids resemble the epithelial structure of the intestine, where LGR5+ stem cells, located in crypts, represent a long term self-renewing population that gives rise to all cell types of the intestinal epithelium. Due to the long term self-renewing potential of LGR5+ stem cells, these mini-gut structures can be mechanically dissociated and passaged indefinitely allowing scientists to study various aspects of intestinal adult stem cell biology in vitro. In recent years a multitude of tissues has been shown to harbour adult stem cell populations that can give rise to long term in vitro organoid cultures.



Therefore, this emerging technology opens the doors for scientists of various disciplines to identify the underlying causes for tissue specific diseases, pathways involved in stem cell maintenance and injury mediated stem cell response as well as cancer formation.

In this course’s practical sessions, participants will learn how to successfully establish mouse INTESTINAL or LUNG organoid cultures from primary mouse tissue samples.




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Dr Bon-Kyoung Koo
WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Dr Joo-Hyeon Lee
WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Miss Amanda Andersson-Rolf
WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Dr Jinwook Choi
WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Dr Julie Watson
WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Miss Catherine Dabrowska
WT-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute



Dr Madeline Lancaster
MRC LMB University of Cambridge

Watch Dr Lancaster’s TED talk : Growing mini brains to discover what makes us human HERE









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