Gastruloids are three-dimensional aggregates of embryonic stem cells that can be used to study early developmental processes such as gastrulation and axial extension in vitro. The aims of this course are as follows:
- Participants will be introduced to the background, maintenance and applications of gastruloid culture.
- During the hands-on practical sessions, participants will learn how to set up gastruloids, deliver specific treatments and assess their effects on morphology and gene expression experiments.
- Participants will gain first-hand experience with gastruloids at all major stages of routine gastruloid culture.
- Participants will take part in interactive tutorials, Q&A clinics, and panel discussions, with leading scientists who will answer any questions you have about your individual projects and help you to avoid the common pitfalls of when running gastruloid cultures in the lab, as well as exploring how to maximise reproducibility.
The instructors for this course include NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellow Dr David Turner.
To learn more and register, visit the course website.