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"Training course for human iPS cells" FY2024


Human iPS cells cannot be cultured with ordinary culture method and it requires special skills. This course provides a lecture and practical training for the method of passaging human iPS cells with feeder cells.

Some of human iPS cells (including iPS cells derived from patients) are cryopreserved with a vitrification method in our repository. The procedures of the vitrification method are specific and quite different from the procedures of conventional slow-cooling method which is most commonly used in cell culture. 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 cryopreserve human iPS cells with a vitrification method and how to thaw them in 1-day course.

Of note, iPS cell lines generated with feeder-free method don’t require the vitrification method above.
If you have any question about cryopreservation of iPS cells, please feel free to contact us with the following address.

Lecture and practice on passaging, cryopreservation and thawing of human iPS cells (vitrification method)


2Host Division

Cell Engineering Division


Date Deadline for application
May 24, 2024 (1 day) April 22, 2024 Closed.
July 5, 2024 (1 day) June 7, 2024 Closed.
September 6, 2024 (1 day) August 2, 2024 Accepting
November 1, 2024 (1 day) October 11, 2024 Accepting
January 17, 2025 (1 day) December 20, 2024 Accepting
March 7, 2025 (1 day) February 7, 2025 Accepting

* The same content will be presented on each day.
* 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.


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


Research scientist and technical staff of relevant backgrounds from academia, governments, and industries.

6Capacity of enrollment

6 people


11,000 JPY

8How to apply

Please download 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.

Application Form
Training course for human iPS cells
PDF Word
Appendix PDF Word

Application procedures

For your application and inquiry

Secretariat of the technical courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074, Japan