CReM Training Course

Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Differentiation into Endoderm and Lung-Progeny

APRIL 24th-28th 2017

This five-day, hands-on training course will focus on the derivation, maintenance and characterization of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and their differentiation into endoderm and lung progeny. The course is designed for research scientists working with or planning to work with human iPS cells that have prior experience in general cell culture techniques. It will include firsthand training, lectures and demonstrations from leading experts and educators in the field of stem cell biology from the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University Medical Center. Small class size will enable researchers to learn the entire process of iPSC reprogramming from somatic cell preparation, to reprogramming methodologies, iPSC identification, isolation and characterization, and current approaches to their directed differentiation into endodermal and lung lineages. Additional topics will include lectures and training in novel gene editing techniques, including the design and use of CRISPR/ Cas9 in iPSCs, and development of 3D culture systems.


  • To register, please contact Marianne James: Space is limited to 10 students.
  • Course date: April 24th-28th, 2017
  • Registration fees: $500 for members of academic institutions $3000 for members of industry
  • Registration includes all course and laboratory materials as well as lunches for 5 days.
  • Attendees are responsible for booking their own travel and accommodations; a block of rooms at discounted rate has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites adjacent to the BUMC course site.
  • Detailed information about the iPSC Training Course, CReM laboratories, iPSC Core, and links to downloadable iPSC protocols can be found at:

For more information, please visit CReM.

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