Regenerative Medicine Utrecht

PhD Courses


PhD students are responsible for tracking their own educational progress.

Course Fees: All RM Program courses are free. Placement is on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to RM students. Registration is sent out by email.

Absence Policy: If you will be absent from a course for any amount of time, please contact the program coordinator before the start of the course. Enrollment, number of ECTS and certificate of completion will be determined by the coordinator and course leaders.

For General Courses: visit the Utrecht University PhD Course Centre. These courses are free to all registered PhD students.

How to calculate ECTS:   28 hours = 1 EC

Perspectives in Regenerative Medicine
Course Director: Annelien Bredenoord, Marcel van der Heyden
Dates: 27 and  28 February 2019, once every two years
2 days
0.6 ECTS

This course is mandatory for all PhD students in the RM program. The course engages students in the ethical and societal issues associated with RM; provides them with an overview of current RM and stem cell-based clinical trials and an activity on looking at the outcome of a clinical trial from the point-of-view of different stakeholders; and new ways to think about their research, their approach and how it may impact the market.

Bench to Bedside
Course Directors: Laura Creemers, Simon Mastbergen
Dates: 16-19 April 2018, 4 days, 1. ECTS. once every two years
registration is closed

“Learning objectives PhD course B2B 2018:

From Bench to Bedside combines biological and medical science with business, law and bioethics. It aims to develop expertise in the biological, commercial and regulatory aspects of regenerative medicine, along with its application in biomedicine. Moreover, this course intends to acquaints students to think with a business-based mind in addition to their scientific mind-set to implement new findings in actual care.

After this course participants:

  • have sense in the state-of-the-art of clinical applications of several regenerative medicine treatments in multiple diseases.
  • have sense of the different regenerative medicine tools and additional tools to translate findings from bench to bedside.
  • Have sense of ethical and regulatory aspects of valorisation of regenerative medicine solutions in different diseases.
  • Are able to combine the different aspects of translating an idea to an actual clinical regenerative treatment.


  • RM in the clinic
  • Innovative approaches and the future
  • Current approaches in RM what is new?
  • Tools in RM
  • Responsible research and valorisation”

(Confocal) Microscopy Course
Course Director: Corlinda ten Brink
Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018
Location: H02.2.08 UMCU
0,25 ECTS

The neuronal galaxy by Danielle van Rossum, UMC, Microscope: Zeiss LSM 880 confocal

Max. 8 persons
Nalan Liv and Colinda te Brink are member of the Cell Microscopy Core (CMC)
For more information and programme:  microscopy course RM

Introduction to Regenerative Medicine
Course Directors: Koen Braat, Bart Spee
Dates: 2-6 July 2018, 5 days, 1.5 ECTS.  Mandatory for all new PhD students, enroll as soon as possible after you start your PhD program.

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of regenerative medicine, and highlights research in Utrecht. Students are joined in the mornings by international summer school students. The afternoon track is designed specifically for the PhD level to allow for in-depth discussion on particular topics. This course is mandatory for all R PhD students.

Register for this year’s PhD Retreat
Organizers: Koen Braat & Paul Coffer
Dates: 20-21 September 2018
2 days


Enabling Technologies
Course Directors: Laura Creemers, Silvia Mihaila
Dates: 1 – 5 October 2018, once every two years
5 days + presentation
1.5 ECTS

Register for Scientific publishing course by EMBO
Date: 16 October 2018
For info contact:

Cardio-renal Regenerative Medicine
Course Directors: Jesper Hjortnaes, Rachel Giles & Caroline Cheng
Dates: 30 okt – 1 nov 2018, once every two years
3 days

This cardiovascular course is quite interactive. The PhD students work together in groups and assignments which will result in presentations; students will prepare an assignment on a specific topic related with cardiovascular RM (e.g. developmental biology, clinical application of RM research, cell transplantation versus paracrine factors, read outs for successful RM: experimental and clinical.

course is cancelled

FACS course/masterclass
Hosted by the FACS core facility in the UMCU (LTI)

Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018

Max 8 persons and minimum of 6 persons. Last minute cancellations cannot be accepted and costs will be charged to your group.

It is advisable to view “overview”, “fluidics” and “optics” before attending to this course.

Introduction to Stem Cells
Course Directors: Paul Coffer, Koen Braat
Dates: 7-18 January 2019, yearly
2 weeks including exam
3.0 ECTs

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types during development and tissue repair process. This course addresses the fundamental mechanisms regulating stem cell function and considers their use in stem cell-based therapies. for registration

Muscoleskeletal Regenerative Medicine
Course Directors: Harrie Weinans & René van Weeren
Dates: Oct – Nov-Dec 2018, once every two years
…  days

Regenerative Medicine Seminars
Course Directors: Koen Braat
Dates: monthly, see the RM floormeeting schedule
ECTS depends on attendance (up to 2.4 ECTS for 4 years)

This seminar series brings international and national experts in regenerative medicine to Utrecht to share their research.