Advanced Cell Culture: A Practical Approach
Collection: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) Friday 8 June 2018 09:00 – 17:00 Coin Street Conference Centre
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Forming the backbone of pre-clinical research for over 50 years, in vitro cell culture provides easy to use, mechanistic models for high throughput experimentation, delivering results in a practically useful timeframe. Many of the techniques for cultivating cells in the laboratory. However, have remained unchanged for decades. Recently, concerns over scientific reproducibility in clinical research and the biological relevance of in vitro models used in in the drug discovery workflow have been raised in the scientific and non-scientific press.
Novel three dimensional (3D) cell culture and systems to control the cellular micro-environment together with cutting-edge cellular reprogramming and gene editing techniques offer the potential to more accurately recapitulate human biology and revolutionise the field. Incorporating these novel systems into new and pre-existing scientific workflows, however, presents conceptual and operational challenges to most researchers in terms of the choice of system and in its experimental deployment.
This workshop, held in an easy to access London location, will include oral and poster presentations and a supplier exhibition, providing a forum for scientists to evaluate the advantages of the various options under expert guidance and become better equipped to select the appropriate tools and strategic approach to answer their own individual biological questions.
Coin Street Conference Centre 108 Stamford St, Lambeth, London SE1 9NH