What's in your flask? Global answers from authentication testing
|Date||Tuesday 6 October 2015|
|Time||6:00am PDT / 9:00am EDT / 2:00pm GMT / 3:00pm CET|
|Speaker||Dr Amanda Capes-Davis, Chair of the International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC)|
Cell culture underpins research throughout the life sciences. Continuous cell lines have been used as culture models for many cell types, and assembled into panels for drug discovery and development. However, problems like cross-contamination are quite common and can render some cell lines unsuitable as research models.
Misidentified cell lines can be detected through authentication testing and international agreement has allowed for all laboratories to compare their cell line stocks, resulting in a new wave of misidentified cell lines being discovered.
What will you learn?
This webinar is for anyone working with cells in culture, but particularly researchers who want to attract scientific funding, publish results obtained from research using cultured cells or to ensure reproducibility of research.
Amanda Capes-Davis is a medical graduate from the University of Sydney. Amanda was the Founding Manager of CellBank Australia at the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI). She was a member of the ATCC Standard Development Organization ASN-2002 workgroup, which was responsible for drafting a written ANSI standard on authentication of human cell lines. Amanda currently chairs the International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC), a voluntary scientific committee that aims to make cell line misidentification more visible and promote awareness and authentication testing as effective ways to combat the problem.
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