Cambridge Healthtech Training Seminars

Cambridge Healthtech Training Seminars


Wednesday, AUGUST 17 - Thursday, AUGUST 18
Day 1 8:00 AM-3:50 PM • Day 2 8:30 AM-12:15 PM


Introduction to Cell Culture

This 1.5-day Intro to Cell Culture Training Seminar is a lecture based course intended for the beginner who is thinking about culturing animal cells for the first time or for intermediate cell culturists wanting to know more about how animal cell culture works and how to improve their process. Attendees will learn about most of the critical aspects of cell culture from equipment maintenance and media selection to cell growth and cryopreservation. Participants will have ample time to ask specific questions and get worthwhile answers.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction to Cell Culture
  • Equipment use and decontamination
  • Biological safety cabinets and CO2 incubators
  • Contamination prevention and types of contamination
  • Cell Culture Media I and II
  • Cell verification maintenance and storage
  • Cell types, microscopy and confluency
  • Transfection technology
  • Clonal isolation of animal cells
  • Primary culture and animal cell attachment and signaling
  • Growth curves, growth strategies for growing animal cells in culture

Instructor Biography:

Timothy FawcettTimothy Fawcett, Ph.D., Scientific Director, BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. and Founder, BioSciConcepts

Timothy Fawcett, Ph.D., has been in the biotechnology business for over 30 years. Trained as a biochemist, he has held senior positions in both academics and industry and has been a mentor to many young scientists throughout his career. For the last 13 years, Dr. Fawcett has been the Director of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland (BTI), a non-profit institute located in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also the Founder and Director of BioSciConcepts, a social venture of BTI that provides hands-on training for professional scientists in cell culture, baculovirus-based expression, as well as topics such as molecular biology, PCR and real-time PCR. BioSciConcepts is an internationally recognized provider of expertise in cell culture and the biological sciences and has provided consultation services to several small and large biotechnology companies. Dr. Fawcett has a deep knowledge of biotechnology and has experience in most of the technical aspects of the workflow.

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