Training and Outreach

On this page: Hands-on workshops | Virtual training resources | Open protocols | Open access software | Undergraduate training | iPSC Seminars

Train and learn with us at the EDDU.

Our Training and Outreach working group is involved in a variety of activities designed to help researchers learn how to use iPSCs in their projects, and to provide opportunities for them to engage with others in the iPSC field.


“Introduction to iPSCs” hands-on workshops

  • Lectures and hands-on training for working with iPSCs
  • Trainers from the EDDU and STEMCELL Technologies
  • Sponsorship provided by McGill’s Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) and STEMCELL Technologies
  • The EDDU also hosts annual iPSC workshops, which have been held virtually for the last few years. These are excellent opportunities to learn about working with human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and how they can be differentiated into neuronal cell types. For more details, see the June 2023 workshop.


Access to virtual training resources

  • Through the Neuro YouTube channel you can access videos of our iPSC protocols in up to six different languages to learn how to culture iPSCs and iPSC-derived neural cells.


Open protocols

  • Development of openly available protocols for culturing iPSCs and differentiating iPSCs into specific cell types
  • Visit our community and resource hub for more information about our iPSC protocols


Open access software

  • Development of openly available software to accelerate data analysis  
  • To learn more about our software, visit our community and resource hub


Undergraduate training opportunities

  • Opportunities for undergraduate students to work within the EDDU
  • Mentored by senior researcher with opportunities for projects from stem cells to developing image analysis software
  • Contact genevieve.dorval [at] (Genevieve Dorval) for further information on how you can join the team. 


iPSC Seminars

  • The Neuro’s iPSC Seminar Series welcomes trainees and senior scientists working with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to present their cutting-edge research
  • Visit our Events page to learn more about past speakers
  • Watch our iPSC seminar video on YouTube to learn more about the seminar


Watch for news on upcoming workshops and seminars on our Open Science Events feed.


Contact Us

Email or call us to schedule a visit to the EDDU and to meet the team.

Early Drug Discovery Unit
The Neuro
3801 University
North Wing B150
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4


For general inquiries: Email us at neuroeddu.mni [at]

For career and training opportunities: Contact Genevieve Dorval by genevieve.dorval [at] (email).

For operations and lab oversight: Contact Genevieve Dorval by genevieve.dorval [at] (email).

For accessing iPSCs: Please email us at neuroeddu.mni [at]

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Collaborate with Us

Interested in partnering with us? neuroeddu.mni [at] (Email us) 

Join Us

Want to join our team? Visit Neuro Careers for available positions.

For training and staff positions, please email genevieve.dorval [at] (Genevieve Dorval).

Support Us

If you would like to support our work, visit Neuro Giving for more information.

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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