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Centre for Trophoblast Research

 

Course schedule

 

Provisional 2022 Course schedule (subject to change - to be confirmed):

Day 1 - Placental Cell Culture & Novel Technologies
Day 2 - Placental Physiology, Data Driven Technologies  

Day 3 - Placental Cell Biology and History of Human Embryos
Day 4 - Placental Cell Culture & Immunology
Day 5 - Animal models and clinical approaches

11th July 2022

 

 

Day 1 - Placental Cell Culture & Novel Technologies

 

DURATION

CONTENT

SPEAKER

10 min

Introduction

Kathy Niakan

1h

 

Human placental structure and development

Graham Burton

1h

Cell lineage segregation
(non-human primate placental development)

Thorsten Boroviak

1h

Human trophectoderm initiation and genome editing

Kathy Niakan

1h

Stem cell-based embryo models

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

1h

Epigenetic mechanisms

Claire Senner

1h

Multi-omics

Courtney Hanna

1h

Mouse placental structure and development

 

Erica Watson

 

1h

Anatomy and Development practical (mouse placenta) – different stages of embryos & placentas.

 

Erica Watson & Thorsten Boroviak

                                                                 

1.5h

 

Live Q&A session

Part I: live presentations of selected abstracts

 

Part II: Q&A

 

 Selected participants

 

All lecturers

       

 

 

12th July 2022

                                                                                                                                                      

Day 2 - Placental Physiology, and Data Driven Technologies

 

DURATION

CONTENT

SPEAKER

1h

Immune genes and cells in pregnancy

Andrew Sharkey

 

1h

Clinical and evolutionarily aspects of immunology of placentation

 

Ashley Moffett

 

1h

Immune genes and cells in pregnancy

Francesco Colucci

1.5h

Cell isolation and sorting practical

 

Principles of cell isolation and methods to identify cells from the human placenta and decidua

 

Naomi McGovern & Anna Appios

 

Andrew Sharkey

 

1.5h

 

Live Q&A session

Part I: live presentations of selected abstracts

 

Part II: Q&A

 

Selected participants

 

All lecturers

 

 

 

13th July 2022

 

Day 3 - Placental Cell Biology and History of Human Embryos

 

DURATION

CONTENT

SPEAKER

1h

Trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodelling

Steve Charnock-Jones

1h

Placental transport

Abby Fowden

1.5h

Human placenta histology practical

(the Boyd collection)

Comparative placenta slides

 

Tereza Cindrova-Davies

 

1h

Placental endocrinology

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri

1h

Placental metabolism

Andrew Murray

1.45h

Respirometry practical (Oroboros system)

(45 min)

 

Placental explant isolation and culture practical (30 min)

 

Isolation of term trophoblast cells practical

(30 min)

 

Andrew Murray

 

Tereza Cindrova-Davies

 

 

Irving Aye

 

 

1h

History of human embryos

Nick Hopwood

1.5h

 

Live Q&A session

Part I: live presentations of selected abstracts

 

Part II: Q&A

 

Selected participants

 

All lecturers

 

 

 

14th July 2022

 

Day 4 - Placental Cell Culture & Immunology

 

DURATION

CONTENT

SPEAKER

1h

Placental angiogenesis

Steve Charnock-Jones

1h

Trophoblast fusion, apoptosis, and senescence

Graham Burton

1h

Clinical study design

Gordon Smith

2h

11 am – 1 pm GMT

Fellowship application workshop

(Tbc. participants)

Live session, which needs to be pre-booked

Facilitated by: 

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri &

Miguel Constáncia

 

1.5h

 

Live Q&A session

Part I: live presentations of selected abstracts

 

Part II: Q&A

 

Selected participants

 

All lecturers

 

 

 

15th July 2022

 

Day 5 - Animal models and clinical approaches

 

DURATION

CONTENT

SPEAKER

1h

Congenital Infection

Naomi McGovern

1h

Mouse genetic models of placental function

Miguel Constáncia

1h

Developmental programming

Dino Giussani

1h

Volume and Vascularity: Can ultrasound unlock the secrets of the first trimester placenta?

Sally Collins

1.5h

 

Live Q&A session

Part I: live presentations of selected abstracts

 

Part II: Q&A

 

Selected participants

 

All lecturers

 

 

 

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 Summary of Day 1-5 schedules. PLEASE NOTE Links below are for 2021 schedule - to be updated for 2022

Day 1 - Placental Cell Culture & Novel Technologies
Day 2 - Placental Physiology, Bioinformatics and Data Driven Technologies  

Day 3 - Placental Cell Biology and History of Human Embryos
Day 4 - Placental Cell Culture & Immunology
Day 5 - Animal models and clinical approaches