Thermo Fisher Scientific Demonstrates Improved differentiation of Stem Cell-derived Neurons and Downstream Applications

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LabRoots will host this event May 17, where participants will gain a better understanding of the reduction of progenitor proliferation with CultureOne™ Supplement. This is the first in a series of neurobiology webinars hosted in partnership between Thermo Fisher Scientific and LabRoots.

David Kuninger Associate Director and Group Leader, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Neurons derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and primary rodent neurons both are excellent resources for disease modeling and drug screening. Human PSCs derived neural stem cells (NSCs) can be expanded in culture and further differentiated into mature neurons for various applications, however, these often contain mixed population of both differentiated neurons and undifferentiated NSCs.

Due to the continuing proliferation of undifferentiated NSCs, very high cell densities and cell aggregation are usually observed during the differentiation of hPSC-derived NSCs which increase over time, posing challenges for long-term maintenance and downstream analysis.

In this webinar, made possible by the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, attendees will explore experimental data illustrating the improved functionality, morphology, and maturity of these neuronal cultures, when compared to conventional differentiation media systems.

The speaker for this event will be Dr. David Kuninger, associate director and group leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Kuninger received a doctorate in biochemistry and genetics from the University of Texas Medical Branch, after earning Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Oregon, Eugene. He currently leads research, development and commercialization of next generation culture systems for pluripotent stem cell culture, differentiation, neurobiology and non-hepatic primary cell biology at Thermo Fisher Scientific in the Cell Biology business based in Frederick MD.

LabRoots will host this event May 17, 2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m. PDT, 1:30 p.m. EDT. To learn more about this event or to register for free, click here. Registering will ensure you are also invited to the remaining webinars in this ongoing series throughout 2017.

ABOUT THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and more than 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit http://www.thermofisher.com.

ABOUT LABROOTS
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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