The first CorEuStem (European COST action surrounding stem cells) short term scientific mission allowed hands-on training on hPSC culture, primary cells transduction towards pluripotency and small molecule screening using hPSCs.
Karina Goluba, research assistant from University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia) was introduced to the Medical Cell Biology lab run by Professor Jolanda van Hengel, where she learned how to reprogram somatic cells into iPSCs, basic procedures regarding hPSCs maintenance and differentiation.
“Overall, during this mission I learned all the planned methods and fully implemented the goals set at the beginning. I have gained very good experience in working with pluripotent stem cells…and now I can feel confident working with them soon in my PhD work and in other projects. This STMS also helped establish scientific connection between our host institutions.”
Medical Cell Biology lab