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


Please note: Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, this course will be delivered in a virtual format.

This popular course was stablished in 2015 in collaboration with the Wellcome Sanger Institute Cellular Generation and Phenotyping (CGaP) core facility and the UK Stem Cell Bank.

This year’s 4-day virtual course includes virtual, laboratory-based training sessions, lectures, and discussions covering current theory and best practices with regard to derivation, culture and characterisation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs).

Target Audience
The course is aimed at research scientists and clinicians/healthcare professionals engaged in relevant research involving hiPSCs.

Learning outcomes
After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Assess and identify key advantages, disadvantages and critical elements of different approaches to somatic cell reprogramming
  • Assess and identify undifferentiated, fully reprogrammed iPSCs compared to partially reprogrammed iPSC colonies
  • Recognise critical aspects for successful preservation and storage
  • Evaluate the recovery of iPSCs and identify viable cells
  • Identify undifferentiated morphology of confluent iPSCs ready for passaging
  • Identify and troubleshoot critical aspects in the passaging and maintenance of undifferentiated iPSCs
  • Recognise the importance of core QC and potential consequences of failing to carry it out
  • Evaluate different capabilities of each method of determining potential pluripotency


To submit your meeting or course, please contact Chris Barry



Science Communications & Education Manager