Imperial College London

DrClaireHiggins

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

c.higgins Website

 
 
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Location

 

RSM 3.09Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine - BE3-HTERM

Aims

 

This course will introduce fundamental concepts of normal tissue development, then discuss how researchers have used this information to imitate nature in a lab setting, engineering cells and tissues that may be used to model diseases, treat disease, or develop drugs.

Topics discussed

  • Societal challenges for tissue engineering
  • Cell building blocks
  • Normal tissue development and regeneration
  • Adult stem cells -Induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Challenges in imitating nature
  • Cell and tissue therapy
  • Gene therapy
  • Drug development -Bench to bedside challenges

 

Role

Course Leader

Journal Club (BSc) - BE3-HJCLUB

Aims

The aim of the course is for students to read and discuss key journal articles relevant to the course. Students will relate their reading and research to the group projects which they will undertake through their intercalated year, e.g. exploring clinical aspects of their group project through a literature review, prior to working on developing an engineering solution to the problem.

Role

Lecturer