Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Cooperation with TU Eindhoven
Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) is a programme of the UU and UMCU in cooperation with the department of Biomedical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Aim and expertise
It aims to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers to innovate at the intersection of biomedical science, technology and clinical applications. This rapidly emerging, multidisciplinary field has significant impact on current and future health care. It combines the expertise of both universities and provides access to their state-of-the-art laboratories.

The research in the field of RMT comprises all studies that focus on applications that can help the body to heal itself. Various research lines are explored at the UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University, and Eindhoven University of Technology.

In Utrecht, Regenerative Medicine is a major focus in virtually all research disciplines, including cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, paediatrics, liver, and stem cell. For example, at the Department of Orthopaedics, the regeneration of cartilage and bone is studied at the cellular and tissue level. Additionally, translational studies at the preclinical and clinical levels are conducted. Research goals include tissue regeneration, product evaluation and development for clinical applications.

In Eindhoven, the major topics are regeneration of heart valves, muscle, cartilage and intervertebral disc.

Future perspectives
Upon completion of the programme, you will be trained to perform RMT-related research, predominantly in the lab. As a consequence, you could for example then start a PhD project, work in biomedical consultancy or in R&D.

Our programme is directly linked to the PhD programme Regenerative Medicine of the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

More information: visit our website.

Programme scheme
*Since 2018-2019, Introducing Life Sciences, together with the Life Sciences Seminars and Navigation Towards Personal Excellence, is part of the course Life Sciences Academy

Major Research Project
Mandatory theoretical courses
Elective component
Writing assignment
Introducing Life Sciences + LS seminars*

Course list