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”Training course for human iPS cells” FY2019


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)


Date Deadline for application
May 17, 2019 (1 day) April 19, 2019 Closed.
July 5, 2019 (1 day) June 7, 2019 Closed.
September 6, 2019 (1 day) August 2, 2019 Closed
November 1, 2019 (1 day) October 4, 2019 Closed.
January 17, 2020 (1 day) December 20, 2019 Closed.
March 6, 2020 (1 day) February 7, 2020 (Fri.) Closed.

* The same content will be presented on each day.


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


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

5Capacity of enrollment

6 people


8,000 JPY

7How 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.


Accommodation for trainees is available in the RIKEN Tsukuba campus unless it is full to capacity or there are other inevitable reasons.

Application Form
Training course for human iPS cells
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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