This Professional Development Short Course is hosted by the Oxford Stem Cell Institute with the University of Oxford's Department of Continuing Education
Image of Blood vessel in GFAP-driven thymidine kinase brain by Jason Snyder
Few topics have captured the imagination of the general public quite as dramatically as stem cells, both for the potential they offer regenerative medicine and the ethical sensitivities they create.This course is intended to dispel the myths behind stem cell biology and introduce delegates to the science behind the headlines, the pitfalls as well as the promises.
Although the course will assume basic knowledge of the biomedical sciences, no previous understanding of stem cell biology will be required.
Programme Details: The course will begin by introducing key concepts in the field which will form the basis for exploring the properties of selected populations of adult and embryonic stem cells. Later sessions will be devoted to applied topics that are essential to the therapeutic application of stem cell biology before focussing on ethical and regulatory issues and surveying the landscape for patenting and marketing of stem cell therapies. The taught component of the course will draw on the varied expertise available within the University of Oxford, with contributions from outside experts, where appropriate.
Course Leader: Dr Paul Fairchild, Co-Director, Oxford Stem Cell Institute
To see further details and to apply for this course please click on the link to the right.