DanStem PhD Course: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine – University of Copenhagen

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29 May 2017

DanStem PhD Course: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

phd course

The course is relevant for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH studying Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Cellular and Genetic Medicine, and all graduate programmes.

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

October 2 - 6, 2017

Learning objectives:
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

  1. Understand how tissues form and are subsequently maintained long-term
  2. Obtain insight into the fundamental principles of stem cell biology
  3. Design experiments that will enable her/him to analyse stem cells in vitro and in vivo
  4. Have insights into ethical considerations associated with the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine 


The course will cover the essential steps towards the formation of adult tissues with appropriate functions. Throughout there will examples of how we exploit our understanding of the normal development and the subsequent maintenance of adult tissues by stem cells to further both our own research and regenerative medicine. This scientific topics covered will include:

  1. From gastrulation to tissue homeostasis
  2. Transcriptional control of cell fate and stem cell identity
  3. Methods and techniques widely used in stem cell biology
  4. Translating stem cell biology to the clinic
  5. Regulation of adult stem cells with emphasis of the topics of foreign speakers Fiona Watt, Petra Hajkova and Prisca Liberali
  6. Bioethics in stem cell therapies


PhD students with an interest in stem cell biology. Basic cell and molecular biology knowledge at Bachelor/Master level is needed

Relevance to graduate programmes

The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Cellular and Genetic Medicine
  • All graduate programmes

Course Programme

List of Lecturers

Anne Grapin-Botton, Professor, Danstem, anne.grapin-botton@sund.ku.dk

Elisabetta Ferretti, Associate Professor, Danstem, elisabetta.ferretti@sund.ku.dk

Kim Jensen, Associate Professor, BRIC, kim.jensen@bric.ku.dk

Cord Brakebusch, Professor, BRIC, cord.brakebusch@bric.ku.dk

Joshua Brickman, Professor, BRIC, joshua.brickman@sund.ku.dk

Bo Porse, Professor, BRIC, bo.porse@bric.ku.dk

Petra Hajkova, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College London, petra.hajkova@csc.mrc.ac.uk  

Fiona M. Watt, Professor, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King's College London, UK, fiona.watt@kcl.ac.uk

Prisca Liberali, Assistant Professor, University of Basel, Switzerland and Junior Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland, prisca.liberali@fmi.ch

Agnete Kirkeby, Associate professor, DanStem agnete.kirkeby@sund.ku.dk

Henrik Semb, Professor, DanStem, semb@sund.ku.dk   

Peter Sandøe, Professor, Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, pes@sund.ku.dk     

Select either “all graduate programmes” or up to three relevant graduate programmes.

If the course is organised by a graduate programme, please include this in your selection.

See information about graduate programmes.

Course venue: To be defined, in either BRIC or Panum

Language: English

Course Form: Lectures, group work, discussions, group exercises

Please register before August 15th, 2017

Link to the registration page 

About 20 seats to PhD students from Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules. 4 additional seats are reserved for internationalization for EU-Life institutions.

Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.