Training Objectives

The objectives of the training programme for REGENERATE-IT DCs are as follows:

  • To acquire deep and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the fields of regenerative biology and translational regenerative medicine.
  • To develop a broad set of research skills, including mastery of state-of-the art methods in molecular and cell biology, genomics and data analysis, and husbandry of different model organisms of regeneration.
  • To develop exceptional inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary competences, including the understanding of clinical trials and other aspects of clinical practice.
  • To develop a broad set of transferable skills that include a scientific mindset and problem-solving skills; Open Science skills; writing and communicating to peers and to a lay audience; time and research management; fundraising and grant writing; career development skills; entrepreneurial and intellectual property skills; networking skills; collaborative attitudes and practices; awareness of gender aspects; and appreciating the perspective of patient advocacy groups.

REGENERATE-IT will train 12 DCs (10 MSCA fellows and two researchers funded by SERI and UKRI) in understanding the diversity of the regeneration field and being capable of cross-disciplinary research.

These DCs will combine and deliver theoretical and technological breakthroughs, possess a wide range of transferable skills, and push back the frontiers of regenerative medicine.

In other words, REGENERATE-IT will train tomorrow’s leaders in regenerative biology and medicine.

The 12 DCs will be trained by the consortium members at 12 academic institutions in 8 European member states and 2 associated countries

Next to research, considerable emphasis will be given to the development of transferable skills and to inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary training through secondments, workshops, summer schools and networking.

These will involve 12 additional associated partners, 4 academic and 6 from the industrial sector.