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Centre for Trophoblast Research


9-13 September 2024

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
  • Epigenetics and multi-omics
  • Placental structure, transport and function
  • Angiogenesis
  • Clinical study design
  • Placental metabolism
  • Stem cell embryo models
  • Genome editing
  • Grant/fellowship writing
  • History of human embryos

Course fees (2024) 

  • £125 Students
  • £150 Post-Docs
  • £300 Medical & Veterinary Health Professionals and Group Leaders
  • £500 Industry colleagues

Registration open

Bursary Application Form


Registration and key dates

Registration open

Bursary Application Form


Registration opens 13 May 2024
Bursary registration opens  13 May 2024 
Bursary registration closes  8 July 2024 
Abstract submission closes  8 July 2024 
Course registration closes 2 September 2024
Course content live date 14 August 2024 
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