"Lecture and practice on cryopreservation of human iPS cells (vitrification method)" FY2014

 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

① May 16, 2014 (1 day)
② July 4, 2014 (1 day)
③ September 5, 2014 (1 day)
④ November 7, 2014 (1 day)
⑤ January 16, 2015 (1 day)
⑥ March 6, 2015 (1 day)
    [Schedule(PDF)]

 3) Place

BioResourse Center main building, RIKEN Tsukuba Campus
[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

① April 22, 2014 Application closed.
② Jun 10, 2014 Application closed.
③ August 8, 2014 Application closed.
④ October 14, 2014 Application closed.
⑤ December 19, 2014 Application closed.
⑥ February 10, 2015 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