JUN 29, 2017 7:00 AM PDT

WEBINAR: Cell line identity - Preventing cell misidentification in your daily lab routine

Sponsored by: Eppendorf
Speaker
  • Application Specialist Cell Handling, Eppendorf AG
    Biography
      Dr. Nadine Mellies is Application Specialist focusing on Cell Handling at Eppendorf Headquarter in Hamburg, Germany. She studied Biology at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, investigating visual signal processing in the carp retina in her master thesis. Nadine Mellies holds a PhD in Biology with a focus on male reproductive biology working with mouse and human stem cells at the Institute of Human Genetics Goettingen, Germany. After completing her PhD thesis, she joined Eppendorf in June 2016 with 4+ years of experience in cell culture applications.

    Abstract

    DATE: June 29, 2017
    TIME: 7:00am PDT, 10:00am EDT, 4:00pm CEST

    The first human cell line HeLa established in 1951 has entered cell culture labs worldwide. It took 20 years until the first data on cross-contamination of human cell lines with HeLa cells were published. Up to now cross-contamination and misidentification of various cell lines is an increasing issue in cell culture labs and is associated with dramatic consequences for research. In this educative webinar, we will discuss causes and consequences of cell misidentification as well as different methods to check cell identity. Join us to learn more about preventing cell misidentification by incorporating Good Cell Culture Practice into your daily routine. 


    Learning Objectives:

    • Cell misidentification - What's that?
    • Causes and consequences of working with the wrong cell line
    • Choosing a cell authentication method

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