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MSc in Cell and Gene Therapies – Call for Applications


The MSc in Cell and Gene Therapies accepts applications for the academic year 2022-2023.

Candidates are invited to submit their application by September 12, 2022.

This is a bi-institutional program of postgraduate studies of the School of Medicine of the University of Patras and the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of West Attica. You can find the Government Gazette and the Regulation of Studies here.

The “MSc Cell and Gene Therapies” aims to provide high-level postgraduate education in the field of Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (ATMPs) and especially of Cell and Gene Therapies (CGT).

Target audience
Students with a bachelor degree in life sciences or equivalent interested in a role in the C and GT field in academic, clinical, industrial and regulatory settings. You may find the entry requirements and the selection process here.

This program covers all aspects of cell and gene therapy with the purpose to train graduate scientists of various expertise in the fields of production, distribution, clinical evaluation and clinical implementation of CGTs and study both the biological substrate of CGTs and the regulatory framework for their production and their application. The course includes also training in basic cell biology, lab techniques and statistics. You may find the modules and the course objectives here.

The Value Proposition
The master program will provide the students with a practical profession with high market demand. The high-level training of health and bio related scientists will empower their skills towards employability as executives in private or public sectors in the areas of Biotechnology and Health and scientists with medical direction will be trained in the fields of CGT clinical research, translation research and their application for treatment of incurable diseases. MSc graduates may proceed to PhD studies.

Teaching Methods
Face to face and on-line lectures and seminars, virtual reality training, individual and group assignments, practical training in GMP Labs of industrial partners (Theracell) or of the Institute of Cell Therapy “Dimitris Lois”, Univeristy of Patras.

An international assembly of experts who lead this groundbreaking field of CGTs will be providing lectures and seminars. See the list of lecturers here.

Graduate Degree
MSc in «Cell and Gene Therapies: from bench to bedside and Good Manufacturing Practices» awarded from University of Patras and University of West Attica.

Important dates

  • Applications start 1st of June 2022
  • Applications End 12th of September 2022
  • Selection Interview 22nd of September 2022
  • Selection Announced 23rd of September 2022
  • Selection of scholarships and students with exemption of fees End of November
  • Submission of documents End of November
  • Deadline for 25% of the tuition fees End of November
  • Start of courses the 10th of October 2022

For more information click here.

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