Derivation and Culture of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs)

14–17 December 2015

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


In collaboration with the UK Stem Cell Bank and the European Bank for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC), we are pleased to offer this new workshop. The 4-day programme will include lectures and laboratory-based training sessions covering current theory and best practices with regard to derivation and culture of hiPSCs.


The programme will include lecture and practical laboratory-based
sessions covering the following topics:

  • Derivation and culture of hiPSCs
  • Reprogramming
  • Cryopreservation and recovery
  • Quality control
  • Characterisation and pluripotency

Instructors and speakers

Lead instructors
Professor Glyn Stacey UK Stem Cell Bank, The National
Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK
Dr Minal Patel Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Guest speakers
Dr Sarah Harper Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dr Manousos Koutsourakis Wellcome Trust Sanger
Institute, UK
Dr Ludovic Vallier Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,

How to apply

The workshop is aimed at PhD students, postdocs or clinicians conducting
relevant research.

course is subsidised by the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses
and Scientific Conferences Programme. This is a residential
course and
there is a fee of £425 towards board and lodging for non-commercial
applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.

Applications for this course can be completed online. If you have any
problems with the online application process, please contact us.

Please note: Applications
must be supported by a
recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor or
head of department). A request for a supporting
statement will be sent
to your nominated sponsor automatically during
the application process.
Applicants must ensure that their sponsor
provides this supporting
statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting
statement cannot be considered.

Deadline for Applications: Closed



Advanced Courses are subsidised for non-commercial applicants from
anywhere in the world. Additional, limited bursaries are
available (up
to 50% of the course fee) and are awarded on merit. If you would like to
apply for a
bursary, please complete the bursary section of the online

Please note that both the applicant
and sponsor are required to provide
a justification for the
bursary as part of the application.

Bursary terms and conditions

UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton,
limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
awarded by the selection committee according to merit. The bursary
covers a maximum of 50% of the course fee, though in exceptional
circumstances an application for the total course fee may be considered.
Where there are many bursary applications, the selection committee may
issue smaller amounts. We cannot assist with travel costs to attend UK

Overseas Courses (held outside of the UK)
limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are
awarded on merit to cover travel, accommodation and sustenance. The
maximum award for travel (economy class) will be £750.

Bursaries can be applied for as part of the course application form.
will be notified of a bursary award along with their place on
course, usually within one month of the application deadline. The
decision of the selection committee is

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