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Stem Cell Tissue Engineering Summer School

Stem Cell Summer School

The lectures and workshops in this Summer School will introduce you to various fascinating topics about stem cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

The Summer School shall be mainly based in Cardiff University's School of Dentistry - the only dental school in Wales which provides unique and important leadership in dental research, teaching and patient care.

The Summer School programme is designed to provide you with an introduction to biomedical and biological research and the crucial role it has to play in developing solutions to modern-day challenges on health care, climate and global resources.

The academic programme consists of a series of lectures that will introduce you to the topics of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, biomaterials, immunology, molecular biology, and current clinical applications of stem-cell-based therapy in these areas in Cardiff.

A hands-on laboratory practical in stem cell biology is also part of this Summer School which provides training in many widely employed laboratory techniques in biomedicine including stem cell maintenance, proliferation and differentiation, practical skills of biomaterials design and development.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019

Arrival in Cardiff (pickup from Heathrow airport provided)

Sunday 14 July 2019

Social event

Monday 15 July 2019

Welcome talk and introduction to the programme

Lecture: Properties of Biomaterials

English language / British culture workshop

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Lecture: Principles of Microscopy

Lecture: Antibodies: Versatile Tools in Research

Workshop: Stem Cell Workshop Session 1

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Lecture: Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering

Dental School Tour

Thursday 18 July 2019

Lecture: TBA.

Lecture: Using Enzymes for Tissue Engineering

Friday 19 July 2019

National Botanical Garden of Wales visit

Informal meeting with PhD, MRes and Msc students

Saturday 20 July 2019

Social event

Sunday 21 July 2019

Social event

Monday 22 July 2019

Lecture: To be confirmed

English language / British culture workshop

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Lecture: Biofilms: Microbial Lifestyles of Clinical Relevance

Lecture: Immunomodulation in Tissue Engineering

Lecture: Drug Development for Improved Wound Healing in Skin

Lecture: Engineering Advanced Materials

Lecture: Dental Exosomes for Bone Tissue Engineering

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Lecture: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Practical

Sharing Life and Study Experience in Cardiff

Inspiration of Future Career Design and Development

Thursday 25 July 2019

Lecture: Clinical Application of Stem Cell Therapy

Lecture: Stem Cells Based Bone and Cartilage Regeneration

Workshop: Stem Cell Workshop Session 2

Friday 26 July 2019

Research presentation

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final gala ceremony

Saturday 27 July 2019

Departure from Cardiff (drop off to Heathrow provided)


The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pickup and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pickup on Saturday 13 July, drop off on Saturday 27 July), and excursions organised by the University.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools