With an aging population and rising healthcare costs, the need for organs, tissues and personalized strategies in medicine has never been greater. Recent developments in medical technologies such as 3D-bioprinting, stem cell therapy and gene editing hold the promise to provide tissues for transplantation, tailor-made medical solutions and opportunities to help the body repair and regenerate itself. However, our understanding of the fundamentals of cell, tissue and organ regeneration and their potential application for therapeutic purposes are still in its infancy. For Regenerative Medicine to fully capture its potential, a synergistic and multidisciplinary effort remains necessary to achieve essential scientific breakthroughs.

Together the University Medical Center Utrecht (coordinator) and the University Utrecht offer 29 PhD positions on REgenerative Medicine & Stem Cells in UtrEcht. All positions, fully funded for four years, will be located in the Regenerative Medicine Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands, within the EC H2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND doctorate project RESCUE. This unique international doctorate programme aims to enhance the potential and future career perspectives of researchers by providing a global training network including over 50 excellent academic and industrial partner organizations, creating a new generation of research experts, empowering them to take leading positions in the field of Regenerative Medicine world-wide.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grant agreement No 801540.