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Whether you are attending FENS virtually from July 11 - 15 or just want to see what’s new, you can explore this page for tools and innovations to increase neuronal activity, maturity, and disease-relevance in your cultures.

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Open Theatre Session: Differentiating and Characterizing PSC-Derived Microglia

Dr. Erin Knock | Senior Scientist, STEMCELL Technologies

Pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-based neurological models can inform and build upon work using animal models to develop disease-relevant models that are as close to human tissue as possible. This talk will begin by reviewing some published examples of how increasingly complex PSC-derived culture systems are being used for disease modeling. Dr. Knock will then describe STEMCELL Technologies’ recommendations for PSC quality control, which provide the basis for successful downstream neural differentiation and experimental characterization. Finally, she will outline the performance of a new PSC-based culture system—the STEMdiff™ Microglia Culture System—which can be used to model neuroinflammation. Dr. Knock will outline how to use this system and show how to combine the microglia with organoids as co-cultures relevant to disease modeling.

July 12
10:30 - 12:00 BST

July 14
10:30 - 12:00 BST

Poster: Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Microglia as Models for Neurological Disease Research

Dr. Erin Knock | Senior Scientist, STEMCELL Technologies

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New: STEMdiff™ Microglia Kits

Differentiate hPSC-derived microglia from hematopoietic progenitor cells for modeling neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and co-culture applications.

Related Poster:
Generation of Microglia from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for Neurodegenerative Disease Modeling

New: STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation Kit

Efficiently generate functional cortical neurons for a variety of biological research and disease-modeling applications from hPSC-derived neural precursors.

Related Webinar:
Using hiPSCs to Study Genetic Variants Linked to Schizophrenia

STEMdiff™ Brain-Region-Specific Organoid Kits

Grow neural organoids patterned to the dorsal or ventral forebrain, reproducibly and with a matrix-free protocol.

Related Poster:
A Reliable, Efficient, and Feeder-Free Method to Generate Brain-Region-Specific Dorsal and Ventral Forebrain Organoids Ffrom Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model Early Human Brain Development

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Erin Knock
Erin Knock
Senior Scientist

“I'm excited to see how people are taking organoids to new levels by co-culturing them with various other cell types (immune, endothelial).”

What’s your background?

I have a PhD in Human Genetics from McGill University. I got into stem cell biology during my post-docs at the University of Cambridge and the University of Toronto, working on mouse neural stem cell differentiation and stem cell models of Alzheimer's Disease. I've worked in the neural team of R&D at STEMCELL since 2016.

Jason Hamlin
Jason Hamlin
Product Manager, Neuroscience

“I'm looking forward to learning about recent advances into modeling neurodegenerative disease.”

What’s your background?

PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University, Montreal Canada where I worked on vesicular trafficking in a cellular model of ALS. I did an industrial post-doc with Sanofi studying Parkinson's disease.

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