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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

1-6th July 2018

Applications  open in January 2018



Application Form


Send the completed application form to the administrator by email

(address on the form)



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 2018, 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