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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 will open in January 2018

Details will be posted here



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