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Leiden Summer School in Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is revolutionizing healthcare. This interdisciplinary field draws upon the body’s own healing processes in order to repair, restore or regenerate tissues and cells. It includes novel technologies and methods, designed to accelerate scientific discovery, and is a convening field for translational application.

Join our Summer School in Regenerative Medicine to learn, explore and contribute to this quickly evolving and diverse field. Information about how to apply is below. The Summer School runs from October 17-22, 2021, physically in Leiden, if permitted with respect to COVID-19. We have spots available for 25 highly motivated MSc and PhD students.

To apply, please fill in the application form: Leiden Summer School application formYou will need to include a motivation statement and your CV.  The deadline to apply is: 01-07-2021 and you will be notified by the end of July about your eligibility to participate.

What will you learn?

The aim of this Summer School is to teach you the current insights of basic developmental biology (including early development, pluripotent stem cell and iPSC biology, organ specification and development), and to illustrate how these can be used to develop regenerative therapies. The course will highlight three organ systems that are the focus of research at the LUMC: cardiovascular and muscle, the nervous system, and kidney.

During this 5-day program, you will gain a deep understanding of basic human development and how this is directly linked to the development of new regenerative therapies. The molecular, cellular, mechanical, biochemical, physical, structural processes that underlie the formation of specific cell types are often also reflected in disease development and progression.

In addition, we will also offer social and networking opportunities, so that you can get to know your peers and lecturers involved.

This Summer School will provide you with education and training on the following:

  • The control of cell fate decisions during different stages of normal development
  • The role of stem cells in different organ systems
  • Stem cell-based in vitro models of tissue development, homeostasis and disease
  • Reprogramming and directed differentiation technologies
  • Novel genome editing technologies and their application to treat genetic disorders
  • The translation of basic developmental insights into therapeutic opportunities

Invited speakers

  • Kat Hadjantonakis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Nicolas Rivron, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
  • Nils Lindstrom, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Jamie Davier, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Mandana Arbab, Broad Institute, USA
  • From the LUMC and Leiden University: Niels Geijsen, Christine Mummery, Peter Hohenstein, Pascale Dijkers, Cathelijne van den Berg and Micha Drukker

Why Leiden?

At the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), we’re in a unique position for developing regenerative therapies. We are located in close proximity to Leiden University, the academic hospital (Leiden University Medical Center) and the Leiden Bio Science Park, which houses more than 130 companies, including drug development companies focused on medical and biopharmaceutical technologies and applications.

Join our vibrant, innovative and inspiring community. Meet and interact with outstanding researchers and learn how, together, how they’re translating scientific discoveries into therapies.

Costs

Fee: If you are accepted to the Summer School, we ask that you pay a €50,- fee to secure your spot (details will be provided at that time).

Housing and meals: We will provide (at no cost to you) housing (most likely shared rooms) and meals during the course.

Travel: You will be expected to arrange and pay for your own travel to and from Leiden.

If you have any questions please contact us at: reggen@lumc.nl

How to apply

The Summer School runs from October 17-22, 2021, physically in Leiden, if permitted with respect to COVID-19. We have spots available for 25 highly motivated MSc and PhD students.

To apply, please fill in the application form: Leiden Summer School application form.

You will need to include a motivation statement and your CV.

The deadline to apply is: 01-07-2021 and you will be notified by the end of July about your eligibility to participate.

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