Stem Core

For Australian scientists using pluripotent stem cells.

Contact

Dr. Anna Michalska

+61 3 903 57697


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Post author: Anna Michalska. Last update: 02/11/2015 at 3:06 pm by Anna Michalska.

Overview

Australia’s leading experts in bioengineering, nanotechnology, stem cell biology, advanced molecular analysis and clinical research from universities and research institutes around the country are involved in the Stem Cells Australia initiative.

The SCA Stem Cell Core Facility is based at the Melbourne Brain Centre’s Parkville facility at the University of Melbourne. We maintain a number of well-characterized human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines and provide essential services for research involving hES cells as well as human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells. We also provide individualized training in the basic techniques for successful culturing of these cells. The core’s services are available to scientists at the University of Melbourne as well as other institutions.

Details

Benefits

We maintain a number of well-characterized human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines and provide essential services for research involving hES cells as well as human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells.

Expertise

  • neuronal induction of pluripotent stem cells
  • culture and expansion of cell lines
  • validation of pluripotency
  • cryopreservation

Services

  • stem cell differentiation to neurospheres
  • human embryonic stem cell lines ready for experiments
  • sorting and plating of stem cells for experimental analysis
  • feeder cells and conditioned media
  • cryopreservation by slow freezing and vitrification
  • biobanking of a wide range of cell lines
  • hands-on training in stem cell culture techniques for hES cells and iPS cells
  • mouse embryonic stem cells derivation
Access

The Stem Core operates on a cost-recovery basis. Please contact the Core Manager for more information.

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People

Dr. Anna Michalska

Dr. Anna Michalska

Facility Manager at The University of Melbourne, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

P: +61 3 903 57697 | Email |

Professor Martin Pera

Professor Martin Pera

Director at The University of Melbourne, Centre for Neuroscience.

Professor Martin Pera is the Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia. He has over 25 years experience in human pluripotent stem cell research and has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications. Pera was among a small number of researchers who pioneered the isolation and characterisation of pluripotent stem cells from human germ cell tumours of the testis, work that provided an important framework for the development of human embryonic stem cells.

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Location

Stem Core

The University of Melbourne, Centre for Neuroscience. Kenneth Myer building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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Categories


Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Biological Science categories: Biobanks, Bioresources, Cell culture, Cells and tissues