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Why We Use Cell Lines as Models


2015 marks the 30th year that the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) has played a pivotal role in supporting worldwide Life Science research. We delve into how our understanding has developed since ECACC acquired its first cell line deposits.

In celebration of this milestone, we invite you view the first of a three part webinar series. The first webinar discusses the evolving role of Cell Lines and Cell Culture and their usefulness as models of physiological function and disease. The webinar reviews the depth, breadth and best use of currently available Cell Lines. The role played by Cell Lines in ensuring that the output of future research continues to be valid and credible was also be evaluated. The complete webinar series focuses on presenting a broad picture of the role of cell lines as models in scientific research, the various strategies and approaches available.

Topics covered include:

  • Techniques for growth of Cell Lines
  • Relevance and importance of Culture Collections
  • The role of Cell Lines in future research

View our webinar for an informed unbiased overview and review of cell culture and the use of cell lines as models in scientific research.


Jim Cooper


Cell Biology Application Scientist

Jim Cooper is a Cell Biology Application Scientist working in the Public Health England (PHE) Culture Collections Scientific development Group. He has over 20 years’ experience of delivering authentic cell cultures for researchers in academia and industry and has a wide and deep knowledge of cell biology applications and how to integrate them with cell culture processes. For many years Jim played a key role in ECACC, managing internal development projects, custom cell culture projects and ECACC's internationally renowned cell culture training courses. Jim is a member of the International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC) and has a growing reputation as an enthusiastic speaker, delivering many seminars on good cell culture practice to Institutes and companies across the UK and Europe and carrying out site visits to helptrouble-shoot cell culture problems. Jim is currently is developing and characterising novel in vitro models.