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|Dates||Wed 11 to Fri 13 Dec 2013|
|Subject area(s)||Biological Sciences|
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Twenty lecture and discussion sessions which bring together eighteen of the leading experts in the field to explore this cutting-edge technology.
Note: This is a two-day course held over three days - from lunchtime on Wednesday until lunchtime on Friday.
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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.
“The course is designed for those who have little prior knowledge or understanding of stem cells, so as to provide as broad an overview of the subject as possible. This will include not only the science underlying the subject but related issues such as the ethics and regulatory infrastructure and commercialisation of regenerative medicine.
Many of the lecturers will undoubtedly present some of their more cutting-edge insights which will, we hope, be of relevance to those with a particular interest in the field and who already come with specialist knowledge. In essence, we therefore hope to cater for the range of people we anticipate will be attracted to the course."
Dr Paul Fairchild, Co-Director, Oxford Stem Cell Institute, University of Oxford
What people say about the course
"Well-organised, very valuable and scientifically
interesting. Gives materials for future in-depth
Carla Martino, Scientific Administrator, The European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
"Fantastic review of current status of field in an
informative and understandable format."
Rebecca Dias, Head of In Vivo Pharmacology, Pfizer Ltd
"An excellent overview of the field."
Una Riekstina, University of Latvia
"An interesting and stimulating course - helps me
understand the current position of stem cell
Pilar Vazquez, D.Phil student, University of Oxford
Please note that the below course programme, along with the course presenters may be subject to change.
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.
This course is led by Dr Paul Fairchild, Co-Director, Oxford Stem Cell Institute, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford.
The details below are provisional and may be subject to change.
Day 1: Afternoon Session - Basics of Stem Cell Biology
14:00 Stem Cells: Definitions and Principles
Dr Paul Fairchild, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
14:40 Molecular Mechanisms of Pluripotency
Dr Ita Costello, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
15:20 Induced Pluripotency and Reprogramming
Dr Lee Carpenter, Nuffield Dept of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
16:00 Afternoon tea/coffee
16:20 Small Molecule Manipulation of Stem Cell
Dr Angela Russell, Depts of Chemistry and Pharmacy
17:00 Stem Cells in the Eye
Professor Robert MacLaren, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Day 2: Morning Session - Stem Cell Populations: Adult versus Embryonic
9:00 The Stem Cell Niche
Dr Carolyn Carr, Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
9:40 Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Dr Marella de Bruijn, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
10:20 Neural Progenitors and Stem Cells
Professor Zoltan Molnar, Dept Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
11:00 Morning tea/coffee
11:30 Cardiac Stem Cells
Professor Paul Riley, Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
12:10 Embryonic Stem Cells
Dr Frances Brook, Nuffield Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Day 2: Afternoon Session - Applied Topics in Stem Cell Biology
14:00 Reprogramming Technologies for Neurodegenerative
Dr Elizabeth Hartfield, Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
14:40 Stem Cells and Gene Therapy
Prof Len Seymour, Dept of Clinical Pharmacology
15:20 Is Cancer a Stem Cell Disease?
Prof Colin Goding, Ludwig Institute
16:00 Afternoon tea/coffee
16:20 Stem Cells and Epigenetics
Professor Udo Oppermann, Dept of Orthopaedics, Theumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences
17:00 Advances in Tissue Engineering
Dr Xuan Du, Dept of Materials
Day 3: Morning Session - Barriers to Regenerative Medicine: Scientific, Ethical and Regulatory Issues
9:00 Circumventing Immunogenicity in Stem Cell
Dr Paul Fairchild, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
9:40 Killing embryos for stem cell research
Dr Katrien Devolder, Programme on Ethics of the New Biosciences
10:20 Commercialisation of Stem Cell Biology
Dr Zoe Li, Zyoxel Ltd, Oxford University Begbroke Science Park
11:00 Morning tea/coffee
11:30 Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting of Stem
Dr Lee Chapman, J A Kemp & Co Chartered Patent Attorneys, London
12:10 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Stem Cell
Professor Glyn Stacey, UK Stem Cell Bank, South Mimms
Dr Paul Fairchild
After obtaining a first class...more
Dr Frances Brook
Dr Brook completed a D.Phil at Oxford in the Department of...more
Dr Lee Carpenter
After obtaining an Hons...more
Dr Carolyn Carr
Carolyn Carr is a senior...more
Dr Lee Chapman
Dr Lee Chapman has a Degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of...more
Dr Ita Costello
I attended the National University of Ireland, Galway where I...more
Dr Marella de Bruijn
Marella de Bruijn obtained her PhD from Erasmus University,...more
Dr Katrien Devolder
Prof Colin Goding
Colin Goding graduated from the University of Leeds, UK after studying microbiology, and subsequently entered...more
Dr Elizabeth Hartfield
Elizabeth is a molecular and cellular...more
Dr Zoe Zhaohui Li
Zoe Li was trained as a polymer chemical engineer in...more
Prof Robert MacLaren
Prof Zoltan Molnar
Zoltán Molnár obtained his M.D. at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical...more
Prof Udo Oppermann
Prof Paul Riley
Dr Angela Russell
Angela Russell gained an MChem degree from Oxford University in 2000,...more
Professor Leonard Seymour
Professor Len Seymour is a world authority on genetic medicine, with over 120...more
Prof Glyn Stacey
Glyn Stacey has a background in public health and cancer research and has worked on the...more
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Level and demands
The course is likely to appeal to research scientists from either industrial or academic sectors, considering entering the stem cell field, together with PhD students wishing to gain a thorough understanding of the field at the outset of their studies.
Furthermore, the course may prove beneficial for healthcare professionals, wishing to explore the likely influence that stem cell biology will have on the practice of medicine in the future, as well as those working for regulatory bodies or in related fields such as journalism, for which a firm understanding of the principles of stem cell biology may facilitate future coverage of developments in the field.
"The course is designed for those who have no prior knowledge or understanding of stem cells, so as to provide as broad an overview of the subject as possible. This will include not only the science underlying the subject but related issues such as the ethics and regulatory infrastructure and commercialisation of regenerative medicine.
Many of the lecturers will undoubtedly present some of
their more cutting-edge insights which will, we hope, be of
interest to those with a particular interest in the field and
who already come with specialist knowledge. In essence, we
therefore hope to cater for the range of people we anticipate
will be attracted to the course."
Dr Paul Fairchild
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
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