Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have the potential to differentiate into every cell type in the human body and provide a powerful tool for life sciences and medical research in diverse fields such as cell and developmental biology, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine. The facility helps researchers to integrate the use of human pluripotent stem cells into their work and provides reagents and support for staff and students using them.
The Dundee University Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility is jointly supported by the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, and the School of Life Sciences. The facility is hosted within the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology and is located on level 4 of the Medical Sciences Institute. The facility provides researchers with undifferentiated hESCs and hiPSCs, training in working with human pluripotent stem cells, and expertise in the development of cell based assays.