MSc Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Medicine

Our aim is to train a new generation of researchers with expertise in stem cell culture, engineering, regulation and translation in the regenerative medicine space, to help fill the skills shortage in the industrial life sciences sector.

The UK and further afield hosts a rapidly growing regenerative medicine sector with major centres focussed on production of cellular and acellular therapies and a growth of clinical trialling. Therefore, there is increasing demand for recruits with highly specialised regenerative medicine experience.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • The MSc programme is run by our team within our centre for excellence, the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment, specialising in stem cell science and their potential within regenerative medicine.
  • Research project training will be delivered under the supervision of world-leading researchers, including Professors Mathew Dalby and Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez and Drs Catherine Berry, Mathis Riehle and Cristina Gonzalez, under the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment.
  • Receive expert teaching, from academics across both Life Sciences and Bioengineering disciplines, providing understanding on the concepts of stem cells and the translation aims, biophysics, scaffolds and tissues, ‘omic approaches to data handling, bioimaging and bioinformatics.
  • Learn lab skills, including cell culture and molecular biology, to allow you to complete a final semester research project.
  • Further focus will be on your ability to bioengineer 3D microenvironments to enable stem cell growth and differentiation, creating 3D models for Pharma and toxicology testing.
  • Work on an interdisciplinary project in your final semester, which will lie at the interface between bioengineering and life sciences.
  • Laboratory based projects will be carried out mainly within our new Research Hub (opening 2022) at the University of Glasgow.
  • Learn to incorporate, microscopy, materials processing and cell culture under one roof.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Following completion, graduates will be equipped with the skills to progress with a career in stem cell engineering and regenerative medicine directly, through a variety of means such as :

  • Regulation (e.g. MHRA, SNBTS, CGTC),
  • Industry (e.g. regenerative medicine, pharma, toxicology),
  • Academia ,
  • Patenting and IP,
  • Local government (governance and law)
  • Science writing,
  • Further research training via a PhD.
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Modules

  • BIOPHYSICS OF CELLS AND SYSTEMS M
  • DESIGNING A RESEARCH PROJECT: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • MOLECULAR RESEARCH SKILLS
  • RECOMBINANT PROTEIN EXPRESSION
  • SCAFFOLDS AND TISSUES M
  • STEM CELL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MICROENVIRONMENTS FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
  • BIO-IMAGING FOR RESEARCH SCIENTISTS
  • EMERGING VIRUSES
  • GENOME EDITING
  • INTRODUCTION TO NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING BIOINFORMATICS
  • OMIC ANALYSES FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES: FROM GENOMICS TO METABOLOMIC
  • TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND COMMERCIALISATION OF BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH
  • THE CANCER MICROENVIRONMENT AND BIOMARKERS
  • £30,240 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time