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Cell and Tissue Engineering Course 2015
 
March 9 - 13
Lino Ferreira (lino@biocant.pt)
PhD in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine
CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra

Cell and Tissue Engineering Course 2015
March 9-13, 2015
Biocant, Cantanhede


Coordinators:

Lino da Silva Ferreira (Lino@biocant.pt)
Ricardo Neves (ricardo.neves@biocant.pt)
Hugo Fernandes (hugo.fernandes@uc-biotech.pt)
Filipe Pereira (filipe.pereira@mssm.edu)
Mário Grãos (mgraos@biocant.pt)
          
Lecturers:
Lino Ferreira, CNC, UC
Ricardo Neves, CNC, UC
Filipe Pereira, CNC, UC
Hugo Fernandes, CNC, UC
Mário Grãos, Biocant/CNC
Sandra Pinto, CNC
Jeff Karp, Harvard University (videoconference)

COURSE SYLLABUS


March 9th

9.00h-10.15h: Metabolic modulation can impact on stem cell physiology- I
Ricardo Neves

10.45h-12.00h: Metabolic modulation can impact on stem cell physiology- II
Ricardo Neves

14.00h-15.00h: Stem cell engineering and biomaterials
Jeff Karp (videoconference)


March 10

9.00h-10.15h: Programming and reprogramming cell fate
Filipe Pereira

10.45h-12.00h: Programming definitive hematopoiesis
Filipe Pereira

14.00h-15.30h: Mechanotransduction and modulation of cell fate
Mário Grãos


March 11

9.00h-10.15h: Biomaterials to modulate the activity of stem cells- I
Lino Ferreira

10.45h-12.00h: Biomaterials to modulate the activity of stem cells- II
Lino Ferreira

14.00h-15.30h: High-throughput and high content screening
Sandra Pinto


March 12

9.15h-10.15h: Regenerative Medicine: from the bench to the bedside
Hugo Fernandes

10.45h-11.45h: Stem cells and drug screening
Hugo Fernandes


March 13

9.00h-12h: Presentations

Student assignment:
The students will individually present a research paper selected by the coordinators (15 min presentation + 15 min discussion).



Background Reading:

Palsson, B.Ø. and Bhatia, S.N., Tissue Engineering, Pearson Prentice Hall Bioengineering, 2004;
Vunjak-Novakovic, G. and Freshney, R., Culture of Cells for Tissue Engineering, Wiley, 2006;

Atala, A., Lanza, R., et al, Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Academic Press, 2007;

Schaffer, D., Bronzino J.D., Peterson, D.R., Stem Cell Engineering, Principles and Practices, CRC Press, 2013;

Xu, J, Du, Y., Deng, H. Direct Lineage reprogramming: strategies, mechanisms, and applications. Cell Stem Cell 2015, 16, 119

Global Assessment of Stem Cell Engineering
(http://scec.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/StemCellEngineering-CompleteReport.pdf).

Regenerative Medicine 2006
(can be downloaded at http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/scireport/2006report.htm).

StemBook, http://www.stembook.org/, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
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