Mammary Stem Cells Training Course

Two-day hands-on training on mammary gland biology and mammary stem cells

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Mammary Stem Cells Training Course

Course will be held in Vancouver, Canada. Be the first to know about the next available session.

Catalog #00212
1,499 USD


Course Overview

Course Detail

Training and Education
Training Programs
Stem Cell Biology
Mammary Epithelial Cells
Human, Mouse
Two Days
STEMCELL Technologies
1618 Station Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6A 1B6

This two-day course focuses on mammary stem cells. Participants will gain hands-on instruction in the dissection, dissociation, culture, identification and enumeration of human and mouse mammary stem/progenitor cells. Lectures and laboratory sessions are conducted by Dr. John Stingl from STEMCELL Technologies.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of mammary stem cell biology and current practices in the field. In addition, participants will learn to overcome challenges involved with key stem and progenitor cell assay procedures and become confident in performing specialized practical mammary techniques in their own laboratory setting.

What Customers Will Receive

  • Dinner with STEMCELL Technologies' experts on the first evening
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Course booklet and electronic versions of instructional material
  • Certificate issued upon successful completion of the training course
  • Post laboratory Q&A and Quiz
  • Overview of human and mouse mammary gland biology and the current research field
  • Detailed technical presentation on mammary cell culture systems including gland dissociation and enumeration of mammary colony forming cells
  • Human tumorsphere identification and enumeration in MammoCult™
  • Review of the use of biomarkers and current assays to study normal and cancer mammary epithelial precursors
  • Q&A session on technical troubleshooting
  • Extract and dissociate mouse mammary gland using aseptic techniques
  • Evaluate in vitro mammary colony forming assay
  • Identify and enumerate human tumorsphere in MammoCult™
  • Perform mouse mammary fat pad clearing and cell injection
  • Perform microsurgery xenograft of human mammary progenitor cells on the mouse kidney capsule
  • Analyze subpopulations of human primary and derived mammary cells that express ALDH with flow cytometry
  • Perform mouse estrus staging


Pan Pacific Vancouver
999 Canada Pl #300, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 3B5
Depending on room availability, participants can receive rates in the range of $160/night by quoting the “STEMCELL Technologies Corporate Rate”.
Hampton Inn & Suites
111 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 2AB


Travel Visa

Non-Canadian and American citizens may require visitor visas to enter Canada. Please contact us at if you require a letter of invitation for your application. Note that Canadian travel visas may take up to 30 days to process.


A 90% refund will be issued if notification is received in writing more than 30 days in advance of the course date. No refund will be given with less than 30 days’ notice unless we are able to find another participant to fill the position.

STEMCELL Technologies reserves the right to cancel the course if we do not receive a minimum number of registrations 30 days in advance of the course date. Should the course be cancelled, your payment will be refunded in full. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance with your flights to cover the possibility of the course being cancelled.

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