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Institute of Cell Therapy

Institute of Cell Therapy

— Institute of Cell Therapy

Undergraduate Studies

The ICT hosts undergraduate students from various departments for the completion of their undergraduate thesis in the field of immunology.

To express your interest for undergraduate thesis and internships please send a CV and a cover letter to e-mail:


Postgraduate Studies

Master Theses

  • 2022 “Transduction of primary human T cells using lentiviral vectors"- Klearchos Stampolitis, MSc Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Daily Supervisor: Nikos Savvopoulos
  • 2022 “Transduction of primary human T cells using retroviral vectors"- Giorgos Alexandropoulos, MSc Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Daily Supervisor: Nikos Savvopoulos


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 29th of November 2021
  • Applications End 31st of January 2022
  • Selection Interview 14th of February 2022
  • Selection Announced 15th of February 2022
  • Selection of scholarships and students with exemption of fees 21st of February 2022
  • Submission of documents 23rd- 25th of February 2022
  • Deadline for 25% of the tuition fees 25th of February 2022
  • Start of courses the 9th of March 2022
Doctoral Studies Program in the Department of Medicine of University of Patras

Doctoral Studies Program in the Department of Medicine of University of Patras

A. Mihalakopoulou ,

Tel. +30 2610 969101, fax: 2610 996103,

University of Patras, Department of Medicine, Secretary Office 26504, Rio, Patras



The Department of Medicine of the University of Patras from the academic year 2018-2019, organizes and operates the Doctoral Program of the Department of Medicine, in accordance with the provisions of Law 4485/2017, other relevant legal provisions and decisions, as well as the provisions of Regulation of Doctoral Studies of the Department of Medicine, University of Patras.

The Department of Medicine of the University of Patras provides the opportunity to conduct doctoral studies in areas that fall within the research interests and/or the scientific fields of the Department.

The title of the Doctoral Diploma is a public document and is awarded in a public ceremony by the Department of Medicine, University of Patras.

The Doctoral Degree is an academic title which certifies the substantial contribution of the holder to the development of key scientific areas, the in-depth understanding of his scientific area and the completion of an original dissertation in the field of Medical Sciences. The Doctoral Degree has a title, which in any case does not constitute a subject. The Department’s competent body for the issues of doctoral studies is the Assembly of the Department, as well as what is defined in article 31 of Law 4485/2017.

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