Human Primary Cells: Drug Discovery Uses and Applications
December 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMFree
Join fellow members of Frederick’s scientific community for this exclusive seminar on primary cells. A chance to learn and share expertise, as well as, network with other scientists and students in the Frederick area.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregory Alberts, Lonza
Dr. Albert’s seminar focuses on the advantages of using primary cell cultures (derived directly from human tissues) in place of traditional transformed cell lines for a wide variety of vitro studies focusing on many different aspects of cell physiology. He will discuss the avaliability of specific types of primary cells, their maintenance, differentiation properties, and effects of various culture conditions on morphology. Co-cultures of primary cells will be shown and a system to generate three-dimensional cell assemblies that mimic tissues, as well as, those employing cancer cells that form “tumoroids.” The use of primary cells for drug screening, and transformation to cancer cells to study cancer formation will also be discussed. Overall, Dr. Albert will demonstrate wide applications of these cell types, their versatility and differences in response with transformed cell lines.
Register Online: www.frederickcrest.org/primary-cells