"Lecture and practice on cryopreservation of human iPS cells (vitrification method)" FY2013

 1) Overview

 All human iPS cells (including iPS cells derived from patients) are preserved with a vitrification method in our repository. The procedures of the vitrification method are specific and quite different from the procedures of typical freezing method for ordinary cell lines. Consequently, the thawing procedures for the cells preserved with the vitrification method are also quite different from the procedures of typical thawing method for ordinary cell lines. In this course, we will offer a lecture on how to preserve human iPS cells with a vitrification method and how to thaw them.
 We do not deny that human iPS cells can be preserved with ordinary freezing methods. However, the efficiencies of preservation differ very much among cell lines with ordinary freezing methods. By contrast, the efficiencies do not differ so much with the vitrification method we are using.

 2) Dates

①May 10, 2013 (1 day)
②July 5, 2013 (1 day)
③September 6, 2013 (1 day)
④November 1, 2013 (1 day)
⑤January 10, 2014 (1 day)
⑥March 7, 2014 (1 day)
  [Schedule]

 3) Place

BioResource Building for Cell Research, RIKEN BioResource Center (Tsukuba)
  [Access Information]

 4) Eligibility

Researchers and technicians of relevant backgrounds from academia, governments, and industries.

 5) Capacity of enrollment

6 people

 6) Tuition

6,000 JPY

 7) How to apply

Please download, fill out, and submit the application form with an appendix including required information to the secretariat by post (see "For your application and inquiry").
*Please ask the person holding an administrative position to sign in the "Responsible person" column in the application form.

 8) Deadline for application

①April 23, 2013  Application closed.
②Jun 18, 2013  Application closed.
③August 13, 2013  Application closed.
④October 15, 2013  Application closed.
⑤December 17, 2013  Application closed.
⑥ February 18, 2014  Application closed.
The application must reach us no later than above each deadline.

We may stop accepting applications earlier when the number of applicants reaches our maximum capacity.

Application Form
Lecture and practice on cryopreservation of human iPS cells (vitrification method)
PDF Word
Appendix PDF Word


For your application and inquiry

Secretariat of the technical courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
FAX:+81-29-836-9100
E-Mail:kensyu@rtc.riken.jp