A major goal of the Skin Disease Research Center is to facilitate the scientific exchange between biomedical researchers, including basic scientists and clinicians, with an interest in stem cell biology. Further, our faculty actively participates in the training of the next generation of stem cell biologists by offering graduate level classes focused on stem cell biology and stem cell technology. This website is dedicated to the educational activities of our faculty, including scientific seminars and graduate courses at the Graduate and Medical Schools of the University of Colorado.
The iPSC Core at the Charles C Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology (www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/iPS ) is offering an iPS cell (iPSC) culture course March 10-17, 2014. This one week course will focus on techniques required to maintain, preserve and amplify iPSC. Topics include: passage of mouse and human iPS cells; techniques to maintain iPSC in a pluripotent state; cryo-preservation and thawing of iPSC and transitioning of iPSC from feeders to feeder-free cell culture systems. Proficient tissue cell culture skills are required for this hands-on class.