Best Practices in Cell Culture Workshop

4-Day Course

6/11/2018 — 6/14/2018


Manassas, VA


The ATCC-GMU School of System Biology annual workshop is designed to provide an overview of Best Practices in Cell Culture through classroom presentation and laboratory work. This Workshop is intended for trainees with no prior experience in basic cell culture techniques.

Topics include the following Best Practices for:

  • Designing and using laboratory space for cell culture
  • Receiving and managing cells in culture
  • Naming cell lines
  • Selecting media for culturing mammalian cell
  • Authenticating cell lines
  • Detecting and mitigating the risk of cell culture contaminants
  • Cryopreserving, thawing and recovering and assessing cells
  • Storing and shipping cryopreserved cells
ATCC scientist examining a container of media

This 4-day workshop employs an integrated approach – utilizing hands-on training to reinforce lecture material – enabling trainees to translate culture techniques into applications in their own laboratories.


Yvonne A. Reid, Ph.D.

Yvonne Reid, Ph.D.,
Consultant, Scientist

Yvonne A. Reid, Ph.D., is a Consultant and former employee at ATCC. Dr. Reid has been at the forefront of developing and standardizing methods to characterize cell lines by enzymology, karyotyping, and more recently DNA profiling, and to propagate, cryopreserve, and track validated batches of thousands of animal cell lines and strains. These validation protocols have been adopted by cell banks around the world. In addition, Dr. Reid has been heavily involved in developing guidelines for authenticating cell lines and cell types.