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