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Techniques for mammary gland research – Course and Conference Office

EMBO Practical Course

Techniques for mammary gland research

Overview

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required to attend this on-site course. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.

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Course overview

The mammary epithelium is a unique organ in that the majority of its development occurs postnatally. This, combined with ease of experimental access and a stereotypical growth pattern, make it an ideal tissue for studying cellular homeostasis, branching morphogenesis, hormonal effects, stem cell biology and breast cancer. This theoretical and practical course will present techniques for the dissection and dissociation of different subpopulations of both mouse and human mammary, including stem/progenitor, cells. It will also include flow cytometry to separate single cell populations for the consequent in vitro (mammosphere and 3D cultures) and in vivo (mouse mammary fat-pad clearing and cell transplantation) analysis to assess stem cell activity and gene function.

Audience

This course targets PhD students, post-docs and other scientists entering the field of mammary gland biology and breast cancer or those who wish to complement their knowledge using mouse or human methods.

Modules/resources

This theoretical and practical course will present techniques for the dissection and dissociation of different subpopulation of both mouse and human mammary cells, including stem/progenitor cells.  It will also include flow cytometry to separate single cell populations for the consequent in vitro (mammosphere and 3D cultures) and in vivo (mouse mammary fat pad clearing and cell transplantation) analysis to assess stem cell activity and gene function.  Finally, single cells and cell structures will be analysed by cell imaging, which takes advantage of the extraordinary facilities and expertise at EMBL-HD and constitutes a strong component of the course.

Learning outcomes

The participants will learn about the complete workflow for mammary gland studies and gain an understanding about possibilities and limitations of working with mouse and human systems.n in that course.

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Date: 5 - 10 Mar 2023

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Organisers:

  • María dM Vivanco
    Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences
    • Renée van Amerongen
      University of Amsterdam
      • Martin Jechlinger
        EMBL Heidelberg, Germany


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