It is important to work out mechanisms that facilitate the successful development of a new generation of scientists. The research conducted in the StratRegen is therefore linked to advanced education and research training in several ways.
Linneaus Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Through the Linneaus Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine (DBRM), and its associated research school, the DBRM Resesarch School, we have developed a link between education and research training.
The DBRM Research School provides a portfolio of courses for different target groups both at the Masters, PhD and postdoctoral levels. The course program encompasses both theoretical and practical, hands-on, courses, and is of very high international quality, as we both draw on the broad expertise at Karolinska Institutet, and frequently invite leading scientists as teachers. To further enhance the visibility of the program, and to be able to also attract students at the international level, the DBRM Research School is seeking international accreditation for specific courses in the more clinical level, such as specialist training courses.
The DBRM Research School has also developed a web-based Knowledge Base, which provides information about various aspects of stem cell research and regenerative medicine, ranging from specialist information to information intended for the general public. As stem cell research and regenerative medicine deal with ethically complex issues, including generation of human ES cells or use of cells from aborted fetuses for transplantation, the DBRM Research School places particular emphasis on including courses and workshops on ethical issues in the course curriculum, and in the Knowledge Base information on the ethical aspects of stem cell research is provided for the general public.
Master's Program in Regenerative Medicine
The DBRM Research School has started a Master’s Program that attracts students at the international level, and which provides an outstanding recruitment base for PhD students to projects in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The DBRM and The Human Regenerative Map (THRM) centers also regularly organize international meetings at Karolinska Institutet, which serves the purpose of bringing in the latest advances from leading international scientists, and also provides an opportunity for students at Karolinska Institutet to make contacts for future postdoc periods.