Stem Cell and Reprogramming Research Methods: Practical Considerations for Studies of Disease Including Culture Methods and Genetic ManipulationThe potential clinical applications of embryonic and adult stem cells are limitless, but major barriers in developing new therapies involving stem cells are obtaining and manipulating well-characterized cells in culture. In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Eggan (HHMI, Harvard Stem Cell Institute) will discuss some of the state-of-the-art methods for working with stem cells, along with the scientific challenges encountered with these methods. He will also present examples of the use of these techniques from his own work involving both human embryonic stem cells and iPS cells in the study of nervous system disorders, such as ALS, and for the development of new treatments.
Dr. Eggan will answer questions from webinar attendees so be sure to attend and get answers from the expert!
What you will learn in this webinar:
- The primary challenges encountered in working with different types of stem cells
- Methods for growing and maintaining stem cells in culture
- Critical considerations and techniques for differentiating or reprogramming cells
- Useful resources for stem cell research methods
- Use of genome editing and reporter gene approaches for well-controlled disease studies
Who should attend:
- Those needing a more complete understanding of the complexities involved in working with stem cells
- Bench scientists and clinicians who need the most up-to-date information on how stem cells can be cultured, differentiated and reprogrammed