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Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 days


In the field of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering scientific disciplines including medicine, biology, materials science, engineering and chemistry to name a few, are joint to tackle the challenging problem of restoring tissue function. Regeneration of tissue damage is a complex process that involves inflammation, wound healing and remodeling. This process comprises of a microenvironment in which an intricate interplay of cells, mediators and extracellular matrix accomplish regeneration. The post-damage microenvironment of tissues requires a stringent regulation, without which adverse reactions, such as fibrosis may develop. In several diseases tissue damage may extend beyond the intrinsic repair capacity of the human body. Therefore, Regenerative Medicine aims at the regeneration of damaged tissues or organs by employing and augmenting physiological regeneration mechanisms by application of stem cells, mediators and biomaterials.

During the Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Summer school from University of Groningen Summer School on cardiovascular regenerative medicine, the problem will be addressed from various angles. Guest lectures from clinically oriented scientists with a variety of different backgrounds ranging from e.g. medicine, cell biology, materials science and chemistry are combined with visits to companies which are involved in commercializing regenerative medicine one way or another.

You will take part in an interactive programme designed for students with different scientific backgrounds, needed to address regenerative medicine, to jointly provide innovative solutions for cardiovascular problems. These solutions are formulated during and presented at the end of the event. The process is supported by excellent lectures and workshops provided by experts in the field. To enhance the general knowledge, a Journal Club is organized in which teams provide their fellow CAVAREM-students with additional information obtained from pre-selected high profile reviews. Interpreting and presenting these reviews on the different general topics discussed during the Summer School will assist in the development of novel concepts for “curing” cardiovascular disease via regenerative methods as will be presented by each group at the end of the Summer School.

The program is organized by the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG, Faculty of Medical Science) and the University of Groningen (RuG, Faculty of Science and Engineering) at locations within the Hospital and on the Zernike Campus (Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM) and Engineering and technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG)).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The summer school combines a scientifically challenging topic that is highly relevant for society with an easy-going atmosphere and an excellent social program with plenty of possibilities to enjoy the exciting city of Groningen.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Level requirements

This summer school is intended for Advanced undergraduate students, master and PhD students engaged in (bio)medical research or with particular affinity to the topic.

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to not only follow passively but to participate actively in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Other requirements

(e.g. motivation letter, CV, transcript of records)

We would like to receive a copy of the passport, a motivation letter, a resume and a problem statement . More detailed information can be found on the application form.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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