Title: Secondary Education Summer School & Patient Focus Seminar 2014
Start date: 01 September 2014
End date:  - 05 September 2014
Organizer: TECAS-ITN
Location: MHH


The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering at Hannover Medical School will be organizing its 1st Summer School entitled “From High School to University and Beyond” between 1st-5th September 2014. Participation in the Summer School is open to pupils in their 11th or 12th grade of Gymnasium (or equivalent), who wish to pursue university studies and careers in the fields of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, medicine, engineering, biology, and biochemistry, after graduation from the secondary education. Participation in the Summer School is also open to secondary education teachers. The Summer School, which will also feature a separate programme for secondary education teachers, will include lectures, laboratory practicals, laboratory tours and career mentoring sessions for the pupils with senior academics, clinicians and researchers. Specifically, the 5-day programme will include the following activities:

Lectures/Courses on:

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Tissue Engineering Applied Biology Animals in Scientific Research
  • Experimental Animal Welfare
  • Translating Research into Therapies Presentation of heart valve replacement
  • Communications in Science
  • Women in Science and Engineering Careers in Academia & Research
  • Career Paths to Research Management Extracorporeal Oxygenation

Lab Practicals:

  • Tour of Corlife
  • Laboratories Tour of ΜΗΗ
  • Laboratories Lab practical I: Biomechanical Testing of Heart Valves
  • Lab practical II: Stem Cell Culture

Participation in Science Summer School is free, and the participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance of the proceedings of the school. The instruction will be delivered in German and English.

A Patient Focus Seminar will also take place on Friday, 5, 2014, focusing on the latest advances in cardiovascular surgery. The Patient Focus Seminar is open to the general public and is also free of charge. The Seminar will be delivered by PD Dr. Samir Sarikouch (Bereichsleiter Klinische Studien, Klinik für Herz-, Thorax-, Transplantations-und Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover).

The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering integrates the major European researchers in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, generating a coherent framework of expertise which facilitates the training and career development of doctoral researchers. The Academy is funded by a 3.4 million euros grant from the European Commission through the Marie Curies Actions scheme and Framework 7.

For enrolment and registration to the the Summer School and Patient Focus Seminar please contact:
Nikolas Fotopoulos
TECAS-ITN Industrial Liaisons Officer
Klinik für Herz-, Thorax-, Transplantations-und Gefäßchirurgie
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Feodor-Lynen-Straße 31, 30625, Hannover, Deutschland
Tel: 0511 532 7797
Fax: 0511 532 8314
E-mail: fotopoulos.nikolaos@mh-hannover.de
Web: doctoralacademy.mh-hannover.de

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