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Centre for Trophoblast Research


The Centre for Trophoblast Research will again run its acclaimed course in contemporary placental biology between 2nd and 7th July 2017. Created to provide background information and insight into contemporary areas of placental research, the inaugural course in 2012 attracted an international group of graduate students and post-doctoral research associates. As usual, numbers will be restricted to ensure personal tuition. The course was designed to be complementary to the highly successful programme devised by Dr Anne Croy and colleagues at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, but the two are not interdependent.

The course fee includes consumables, meals, accommodation, and registration for the 2-day CTR Annual Trophoblast meeting on July 10th-11th 2017.


The Course is now full.

For an application form please email the Centre Administrator at 

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When you are accepted on to the course you can make your payment here (please do not attempt to pay for the course unless you have been in contact with us and have been accepted on to the course!)

In addition, a limited number of partially-funded bursaries are available for the Placental Biology Course.  Applicants for the bursary will only be considered from low/middle income countries.
For a bursary application form please email the Centre Administrator at  Bursary applicants will be informed of the CTR's decision as soon as possible.

Feedback from delegates:

"By far the best biology course I have been helpful and relevant"

"This course has huge potential for directing and shaping the future of research in the field"

"I think the course was well-rounded, well-taught and helped me gain an understanding of areas where I previously lacked knowledge. It was also good to create contacts for the future and get expert advice on specific aspects of my work." 

"It was probably the best biology course I have ever been on.”

"The content of the course was outstanding."