MRes Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine
The University of Manchester
BBSRC studentships are available to candidates seeking entry on the MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (TERM) in September 2011. These distinguished studentships are available to UK/EU* applicants and provide full support for tuition fees in addition to a tax-free stipend of £13,590.
The Masters by Research (MRes) in TERM is a pioneering one-year collaborative degree course combining expertise from a number of interdisciplinary research groups across the University of Manchester. It aims to provide skills training and expertise in the practical techniques fundamental to tissue repair, regeneration and engineering including:
- Core technologies relevant to stem cells, nanotechnology and bioreactors
- The use of ‘smart’ biomaterials and biopolymers to repair and regenerate tissues
- Approaches to cell sourcing and cell differentiation
- Developing clinical trials and the challenges of commercialisation
The MRes TERM provides training beyond the traditional boundaries of biology, medicine and engineering. It is unique as it is directed at students seeking to forge a career in tissue engineering and stem cell technology in either an academic or commercial setting. This allows students to specialise and focus on independent research projects tailored towards their career aspirations.
Housed within the UK Centre for Tissue Regeneration (UKCTR) the MRes combines two independent research placements, allowing students the opportunity to experience a range of techniques first-hand. This follows a series of master-classes providing an in-depth introduction to the key challenges of tissue repair and regeneration, such as cell sourcing, bioengineering and barriers to commercialisation. With industrial input from the likes of Smith & Nephew, the MRes provides an ideal platform for career progression into PhD training, commercial R&D or medical specialisation.
If you are contemplating a research career in tissue repair and regeneration the MRes provides an intense introduction to the challenges you will face. The training will help you decide whether further research training in this area is for you before committing to a PhD.
Applications for BBSRC funding are welcomed up to and including Friday 22 April 2011. Places for 2011 entry are limited so early application is encouraged.
For further information and application details please visit our website:
*Applicants for these BBSRC studentships must be UK/EU nationals who have been permanent residents of the UK since at least 1 September 2008. EU nationals who do not meet the UK residency requirement are eligible for studentships providing tuition fee support only.