SSB+RM

Regenerative Medicine Related Education

In Swiss Universities

Biocompatible Materials II: Principles in Tissue Engineering
Institution: ETHZ
Contact: Dr. Katharina Maniura, E-Mail: katharina.maniura (at) empa.ch
Course character: Theoretical, Didactic setting: n/a
Semester: FS, Language: English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: 28, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: Understanding of molecular aspects for the application of biodegradable and biocompatible Materials. Fundamentals of tissue reactions (eg. immune responses) against implants and possible clinical consequences will be discussed.

Biomaterials and functional surfaces
Institution: ZHAW, ICBC
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Mathes, E-Mail: masi (at) zhaw.ch
Course character: Theoretical, Didactic setting: Lectures, excursions, PBL session
Semester: FS, Language: German/English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: 60, Private studies [h]: 60
Educational objective: The students are familiar with biomaterials and their characteristics. They understand interactions between materials and cells or tissues and are aware of modifications to influence these interactions. Students know current applications of biomaterials in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug development and substance testing.

Mechanobiology: Implications for Development, Regeneration and Tissue Engineering
Institution: ETHZ
Contact: Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong
Course character: Theoretical, Didactic setting: Lectures and group work
Semester: FS, Language: English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: 28, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: This course will emphasize the importance of mechanobiology to cell determination and behavior. Its importance to regenerative medicine and tissue engineering will also be addressed. Finally, this course will discuss how age and disease adversely alter major mechanosensitive developmental programs.

Practical Methods in Tissue Engineering
Institution: ETHZ
Contact: Dr. Karin Wuertz, Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong
Course character: Practical, Didactic setting: Practical course in small groups (2-3 students)
Semester: FS, Language: English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: 42, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: The goal of this course is to teach MSc students the necessary skills for doing research in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The first half of the course will have practical exercises and demonstrations on topics including sterile cell culture, light microscopy and histology, protein and gene expression analysis, and viability assays. In the second half of the course, the advantages of 3D cell cultures will be discussed and practical work on manufacturing and evaluating hydrogels and scaffolds for tissue engineering will be covered. Students will work in small groups and the course will culminate in the planning and execution of an independent research project using the techniques acquired in the course. This project, together with laboratory reports, is designed to develop skills in experimental planning, data acquisition and analysis, and scientific writing and communication.

Praktikum Zellbiologie
Institution: ZHAW, ICBC
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Mathes, E-Mail: masi (at) zhaw.ch
Course character: Practical, Didactic setting: Practical course in groups
Semester: FS, Language: German
Target group: Bachelor students
Presence [h]: 56, Private studies [h]: 28
Educational objective: Perform basic procedures in cell culture Coordinate and plan a miniproject with the aim to cultivate and analyse a 3D tissue Perform a scientific TE mini-project

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
Institution: University of Bern
Contact: PD Dr. Volker Enzmann, E-Mail: volker.enzmann (at) insel.ch
Course character: Theoretical, Didactic setting: Lectures
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: PhD students
Presence [h]: 13, Private studies [h]: 13
Educational objective: At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to: - Understand the basic biology of stem cells and the control of stem cell fate specification and differentiation. - Describe the differences and similarities of various stem and progenitor cell populations. - Describe the clinical uses (or potential uses) of stem cells and their derivatives in selected organs. - Discuss the ethical issues revolving around the use of stem cells. - Converse in an intermediate level about the current key topics of investigation in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Tissue engineering
Institution: University of Bern
Contact: PD Dr. Dobrila Nesic, E-Mail: dobrila.nesic (at) dkf.unibe.ch
Course character: Theoretical, Didactic setting: Lectures
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: n/a, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: Acquire knowledge regarding biological principles of tissue formation, homeostasis, repair and regeneration Acquire knowledge of main tissue engineering components: cells, biomaterials and signaling molecules, and the complexity of their interplay Gain theoretical knowledge of tissue formation in vitro and means to analyze engineered tissues Gain understanding of the complexity in ethical and regulatory issues for translation from bench-side (scientific research) to bed (application in clinics

Tissue Engineering - Practical Course
Institution: University of Bern
Contact: PD Dr. Benjamin Gantenbein, E-Mail: benjamin.gantenbein (at) istb.unibe.ch
Course character: Practical, Didactic setting: Practical course in groups, lectures
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: n/a, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: The student learns how to - properly pipette liquids gets familiarized with the molar thinking learns,- target a primary tissue and how to isolate cells and establish a primary cell culture, -deal with a selection of hydrogel biomaterials ,- deal with the basics of primary mammalian cell culture, - perform basic biochemical assays (e.g. glycosaminoglycan production per DNA content),- extract RNA learns how to pipette a real-time RT-PCR reaction, - analyze statistically relative gene expression data learns interpretation of own data and - write a scientific report in a manuscript format

Tissue Engineering - Practical Course
Institution: University of Bern
Contact: PD Dr. Benjamin Gantenbein, E-Mail: benjamin.gantenbein (at) istb.unibe.ch
Course character: Practical, Didactic setting: Practical course in groups, lectures
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: Master students
Presence [h]: n/a, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: The student learns how to - properly pipette liquids gets familiarized with the molar thinking learns,- target a primary tissue and how to isolate cells and establish a primary cell culture, -deal with a selection of hydrogel biomaterials ,- deal with the basics of primary mammalian cell culture, - perform basic biochemical assays (e.g. glycosaminoglycan production per DNA content),- extract RNA learns how to pipette a real-time RT-PCR reaction, - analyze statistically relative gene expression data learns interpretation of own data and - write a scientific report in a manuscript format

Zellbiologie 1
Institution: ZHAW, ICBC
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Mathes, E-Mail: masi (at) zhaw.ch
Course character: Theoretical/Practical, Didactic setting: Lecture with some practical exercises (bone histology, blood microscopy), group work during lecture
Semester: FS, Language: German
Target group: Bachelor students
Presence [h]: 28, Private studies [h]: 32
Educational objective: To know and be able to compare chracteristics of eucaryotic cells and tissues To be able to decribe applications of cell and tissue culture in medicine and other diciplines Gain ability to perform basic practical work with cells and tissues

Zellbiologie 2
Institution: ZHAW, ICBC
Contact: Dr. Stephanie Mathes, E-Mail: masi (at) zhaw.ch
Course character: Theoretical, Didactic setting: Lecture with group work during lecture
Semester: HS, Language: German
Target group: Bachelor students
Presence [h]: 28, Private studies [h]: 32
Educational objective: To enable the students to describe complex interdependencies of tissue systems To perform literature work on selected topics related to subsequent practical course Enable transformation of theoretical knowledge to practical application


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Biomaterials-Tissue Interactions
Institution: MOOC at MIT
Contact: MIT
Course character: MOOC, Didactic setting: published course materials online
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: everyone
Presence [h]: n/a, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: Unit cell processes" are used to describe wound healing and tissue remodeling in the absence and presence of implants. Emphasis on the molecular and cellular interactions between standardized biomaterials surfaces and model biological environments. Principles of tissue engineering. Critical characteristics of biomaterials surfaces and methods of analysis. Comparative analysis of permanent and biodegradable implants by reference to case studies.

Introduction to Bioethics
Institution: MOOC at edX
Contact: George town university
Course character: MOOC, Didactic setting: video, forum
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: everyone
Presence [h]: n/a, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: Introduction to Bioethics explores some of the most difficult - and fascinating - moral challenges we face in health, medicine, and emerging technologies.

Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Institution: MOOC at coursera
Contact: Yaakov NahmiasHebrew University of Jerusalem
Course character: MOOC, Didactic setting: video, forum
Semester: n/a, Language: English
Target group: everyone
Presence [h]: to be announced, Private studies [h]: n/a
Educational objective: This course will review basic cell culture techniques, structure function relationships, cellular communication, natural and artificial biomaterials, and the basic equations governing cell survival and tissue organization.

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