ISBER 2015

May 5 - 9, 2015 | Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Fluidigm Workshop 1B

Tuesday, May 5, 2:45–3:45 pm

Deer Valley


The annual International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) meeting is a global forum for issues related to biological and environmental specimen repositories. The meeting presents a perfect opportunity for you to identify collaborations, learn best practices for running your biorepository and share ideas with your colleagues.

An important issue gaining attention about biorepositories is that samples in your repository can be suspect. Although it's sometimes beyond your control, you risk the reputation of your lab when you leave bad samples unchecked and send them to researchers. Routine molecular fingerprinting of your samples is a quick and cost-effective method for authenticating cell lines and banked samples in order to catch mistakes before samples leave your lab. Join Fluidigm at Booth #404 to learn how you can become a trusted partner of researchers who rely on you to provide them with high-quality samples.

Fluidigm Workshop 1B

Quality starts here: Authentication of stem cell lines and cancer cell lines using the SNP Trace™ panel

Studies indicate that 15%–35% of human cell lines are misidentified or cross-contaminated, wasting resources and resulting in the publication of false or misleading data. As the source of many cell lines, biorepositories can end the propagation of contaminated cell lines from their labs. But short tandem repeat (STR) profiling, the current ANSI standard for cell line authentication, has several drawbacks that inhibit its wide adoption. Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profiling is an economical and simple alternative to the STR method. In this workshop, we discuss the use of 96 SNP assays with Fluidigm® microfluidics technology for cancer cell line and induced pluripotent stem cell line authentication.


Daniel Paull, Ph.D. Fluidigm Workshop

Daniel Paull, Ph.D.
Director, Automation Systems & Stem Cell Biology
The New York Stem Cell Foundation

Marie Lee, Ph.D. Fluidigm Workshop

Marie Lee, Ph.D.
Applications Scientist
Fluidigm Corporation

Fluidigm Workshop 1B
Tuesday, May 5, 2:45–3:45 pm
Deer Valley


Juno Demo

Sign up for a personal demo of the Juno™ workflow, and learn how simple it can be to implement sample ID for your most precious samples.

Times slots are available on
Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8.
Fluidigm Booth #404

Reserve Your Time

Innovative Technologies Presentation

Cell line authentication using the SNP Trace™ Panel: A high-throughput, cost-effective SNP-based platform for fingerprinting, identifying contamination and determining origin of derivative cell lines

Join Dr. Marie Lee for an insightful look at how to authenticate cell lines.

Thursday, May 7
11:45 am–12:45 pm
Valley of the Sun ABC
Marie Lee, PhD, Fluidigm

Roundtable Discussion

Best practices for biosample quality and authentication

Share your thoughts on biosample quality and learn best practices from your peers and colleagues.

Friday, May 8
4:45–6:00 pm
Valley of the Sun DE


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