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Learn about our summer Placenta Course

The Centre for Trophoblast Research, University of Cambridge

will again run its acclaimed course in contemporary placental research

30th June-5th July 2019


The course is now full

Applications are no longer accepted

For information about content and fees look at the flyer here:

Placenta course fees


Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

15 places are available for 2019.


Introduced in 2012, the course is aimed primarily at graduate students and

post-doctoral research associates. 

Topics include:



  • Human and mouse placental development
  • Epigenetics
  • Comparative placentation
  • Trophoblast stem cells
  • Immune cells and placentation
  • Placental transport
  • Microarray and sequencing techniques
  • Oxygen metabolism
  • Cell isolation and culture
  • Explants
  • Plus, clinical study design, journal club, fellowship/grant writing workshop


 A small number of bursaries are available. See terms and conditions below.

To be eligible for a partially-funded bursary for the Placental Biology Course 2019, an applicant must

• be a resident of a low-and-middle-income country (as defined by the Wellcome Trust and

• be studying in a low-and-middle-income country and

• have been offered a place on the Placental Biology course


Bursary application form