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Your trusted resource for the largest and most diverse collection of human and animal cell lines, microbial strains, standard and custom services, and innovative solutions announces the 2015 Excellence in Research webinar  series. The series will showcase the implementation of leading technologies,  the importance of standards, and the application of new ATCC products and  services to advance your scientific research. The webinars will broadcast live  for 30 to 45 minutes and will be followed by a 10 minute question and answer  period. Register to join the webinar that best meets your schedule.

Brian A. ShapiroNeural Progenitor Cells – Potent Models of Normal and Disease Neurobiology
Brian A. Shapiro, Ph.D., Technical Writer, ATCC
November 19, 2015 10:00 AM ET or 3:00 PM ET

In vitro neurological research presents many challenges due to the difficulty in establishing high-yield neuronal cultures as well as batch-to-batch consistency. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have a high expansion capacity and can differentiate into neurological cells types; thus, these cells hold great promise for both regenerative medicine and drug discovery. This webinar will discuss neural differentiation and touch on its roles in investigating neurodegenerative diseases and screening therapeutics. Methods for generating large quantities of neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from human fibroblast-, CD34+-, and Parkinson’s disease-derived iPSCs will then be highlighted. Finally, the generation and function of NPC reporter cell lines, created using zinc finger nuclease gene editing technology, will be examined.

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