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What is the HEST Workshop? The Human
Embryonic Stem Cell Workshop (HEST) at VirginiaCommonwealthUniversity is an
intensive, laboratory based, course that gives participants the rare
opportunity to work and
train with instructors experienced in developing and propagating
human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines,
neural progenitors and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Instructors for the workshop include both VCU and UGA faculty and
from industry. This unique relationship provides participants with an
opportunity to learn recent advances in
techniques and expose them to an environment that fosters academic and
this for you? This
workshop brings together scientists with a particular training in
developmental biology, tissue engineering and/or cell biology to learn
“how to” and theory of hES cells’
self renewal from a unique faculty of experts.
will you learn?
(mechanical and enzymatic), maintenance and cyropreservation
of undifferentiated human embryonic stem (hES)
fibroblasts and other substrates for hES
differentiation of hES cells to neural and
and guidelines of karyotypinghES cells
makes HEST unique?
receives a handbook for future use
receive continued education and support including troubleshooting and
on-site visits to the participant’s laboratory
It is an intensive,
Work with various cell
lines from different sources
Learn multiple passaging techniques with different cell lines