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Stem Cell Tissue Engineering Summer School

Stem Cell Tissue Engineering is a vibrant and fast-growing area of study. Join us this summer and discover your potential as a scientist!

In response to the UK Government’s recent announcements with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel our Summer Schools for 2020.

We understand this may be disappointing but ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff has to be our priority.

We will be updating these webpages in due course with information about Summer Schools for 2021.  If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing

We appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times and we hope to see you in Cardiff in the future.

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

Our Summer School shall be mainly based in Cardiff University's School of Dentistry which is based in the third largest University hospital in the UK! It’s also the only dental school in Wales which provides unique and important leadership in dental research, teaching and patient care.

Our 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 topics such as:

  • Stem cell biology
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Immunology
  • Molecular biology

Plus, current clinical applications of stem-cell-based therapy in these areas in Cardiff.

You’ll also get a hands-on laboratory practical in stem cell biology as part of this Summer School which provides training in many widely employed laboratory techniques in biomedicine including stem cell maintenance, proliferation and differentiation, and gain practical skills of biomaterials design and development.

Please note, the contents of this course are subject to change and the course may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change and does not include all the lectures and workshops that will be covered.

Saturday 11 July 2020Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 12 July 2020Free time and Welcome Dinner
Monday 13 July 2020Welcome lecture
Tuesday 14 July 2020Principles of Microscopy and Stem Cell workshop
Wednesday 15 July 2020Field trip
Thursday 16 July 2020Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering
Friday 17 July 2020Using Enzymes for Tissue Engineering / Free afternoon
Saturday 18 July 2020Field Trip / Free time
Sunday 19 July 2020Field Trip / Free time
Monday 20 July 2020Biofilms: Microbial Lifestyles of Clinical Relevance
Tuesday 21 July 2020Drug Development for Improved Wound Healing in Skin
Wednesday 22 July 2020Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Practical
Thursday 23 July 2020Clinical Application of Stem Cell Therapy / Free afternoon
Friday 24 July 2020Research presentations and Gala Dinner
Saturday 25 July 2020Transfer to Heathrow Airport


The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation (14 nights), 10 meals per week (Breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday), airport pick up and drop off from London Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on the 11 July and drop off is 25 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Tenby and the Big Pit).

This is a non-credit bearing summer school.

Your visit

In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will embark on two cultural trips within Wales.  Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or resume.

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Contact us

If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Emma Davies who co-ordinates our International Summer Schools:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools

Why study with us?

This International Summer School at Cardiff University will allow you to learn from the best, by directly working with world-leading researchers across the fields of biomedical and life sciences. You will be given the unique opportunity to expand your career horizons whilst also being given a guided tour of some of Wales’ iconic landmarks, landscapes and rich culture.