Stem cells represent an important tool in a wide range of applications, including basic research, disease modeling, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine. As stem cell cultures are very sensitive and respond to the smallest influence, stable cultivation conditions are crucial to maintain reliability and reproducibility of experimental data. In this educational webinar we will look at the different cultivation parameters, which can affect the viability and proliferation of mesenchymal and pluripotent stem cells during expansion in incubators and bioreactors.
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Dr. Jessica Wagener, Application Specialist Cell Handling
Dr. Jessica Wagener is Application Specialist focusing on Cell Handling at Eppendorf Headquarter in Hamburg, Germany. Entering a cell culture laboratory as a graduate student for the first time in 2006, she came to Eppendorf with 5+ years of experience in cell culture. After studying Biology at the Universities of Marburg and Düsseldorf, she investigated apoptosis mechanisms in different cell lines for her diploma thesis. Following one year as Research Associate working with primary cells she started to work towards her PhD with a focus on reproductive biology at the Medical School Essen. She joined Eppendorf in April 2012 shortly after completing her PhD in Biology.
Dr. Philipp Nold, Infield Application Specialist for Stem Cell, Eppendorf Bioprocess Center
Dr. Philipp Nold studied Biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and holds a PhD in the same field from the University of Marburg. His diploma thesis about development of a hematopoietic stem cell niche in a microbioreactor laid the foundation of his knowledge in stem cell biology and cultivation. During his PhD studies at University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, he successfully established the cultivation of mesenchymal stem cells in a bioreactor in a standardized GMP-conform manner. Based on his work, a manufacturing permit for the utilization of these cells as a therapeutic agent was applied for successfully. In December 2017 Dr. Nold joined the Eppendorf Bioprocess Center as an Infield Application Specialist for stem cells. As part of this, he supports colleagues and customers worldwide with his expertise in stem cell bioprocessing and applications.