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COURSES@CRG: Somatic Cell Reprogramming

COURSES@CRG: Somatic Cell ReprogrammingCOURSES@CRG: Somatic Cell Reprogramming

23/10/2015 to 28/10/2015
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COURSES@CRG: Somatic Cell Reprogramming

CRG, Barcelona

This second CRG “Somatic Cell Reprogramming” course will­ will take place from Friday 23rd until Wednesday 28th of October 2015 at CRG in Barcelona. This CRG course will teach participants how to derive and maintain mouse and human pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), reprogrammed heterokaryons and to differentiate ESC into embryonic bodies.

Who is this course for?

It is mainly addressed to technicians, PhD students and Postdocs who are interested in the reprogramming field and who believe that this course will have a major impact in their scientific career. The course will combine both lectures and hands-on sessions with expert in the field.

Why apply?

It will be a unique opportunity for participants to learn, with experts in the field, the most challenging and state-of-the-art techniques, which they can apply later in their research career. They will highly benefit from the intense networking opportunities with international top scientists. Participants will receive personalized instruction that will enable them to master diverse techniques in the field of somatic cell reprogramming. In addition to the hands-on laboratory techniques (that will comprise the majority of the course), participants will also attend lectures given by leading scientists in the reprogramming field. This course will provide intensive training in the following steps:

  • Preparation, purification, expanding and reprogramming somatic cells.
  • Differentiation of ESC into Embryonic bodies
  • Heterokaryon formation by PEG fusion



Eran MESHORER, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Frederic Lluis, Katholieke Universiteit, Belgium

Jennifer NICHOLS, Stem cell Institute, Cambridge, UK

Bernhard PAYER, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain

Giuseppe TESTA, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy




Bruno DI STEFANO, CRG, Barcelona

Elisa PEDONE, CRG, Barcelona

Jose Luis SARDINA, CRG, Barcelona

Francesco SOTTILE, CRG, Barcelona



Pia COSMA, CRG, Barcelona

Elias BECHARA, CRG, Barcelona


Deadlines and Selection Procedure

Registration Opens: 22nd June 2015


Registration fee: 500 Euros (includes participation in course, all the necessary tools to follow the course, didactic material, coffee breaks, and lunches).


The course is open ONLY for 12 participants (Cell culture knowledge is required to participate to the course). Participants will be selected worldwide on the basis of their CV and motivation letter.  



There is the possibility for 2 grants that will cover the registration fees. These two travel grants will be awarded based on the cv and the motivation letter of applicants.



CRG – Centre for Genomic Regulation

Dr. Aiguader, 88

08003 Barcelona

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