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Centre for Trophoblast Research


9-13 September 2024 

* 2024 course information - available Spring 2024 *

Register your interest now and we'll contact you when the 2024 course is launched

Placental Biology Course - online on demand lectures with daily interactive live sessions. This online course is aimed at students, post-docs, established researchers, medical & veterinary healthcare professionals and industry colleagues interested in cutting-edge placental biology and research.

Most content will be pre-recorded lectures and practical sessions given by investigators at the forefront of the placental biology field. There will be daily, live and interactive sessions with the speakers on Zoom, and opportunities to give flash talks and network.


Lectures and practical topics included:

  • Human & mouse placental development
  • Organoids, explant and trophoblast cultures
  • Materno-fetal interactions
  • Immunology
  • Placental transport
  • Angiogenesis
  • Clinical study design
  • Placental metabolism
  • Stem cell embryo models
  • Genome editing
  • Grant/fellowship writing
  • History of human embryos



Key dates

Registration opens Spring 2024 

Registration opens Spring 2024 
Bursary registration opens:  TBC
Bursary registration closes:  TBC
Fellowship workshop registration closes:  TBC
Course registration closes: TBC
Course dates:  9-13 September 2024



“Today, I have in-depth understanding and practical knowledge of human placental development and the immunological interplay during normal and complicated pregnancies. In addition, the course structure prompted new ideas for my future research and I am hopeful this will open new avenues for collaborations”

Dr Dorotheah Obiri, Research Fellow, Dept. of Immunology, University of Ghana