Training and Workforce Development Programs

Cell Training Therapy Course, a partnership between ASTCT and ISCT, logo

Applications Now Open Till January 31, 2023

Cellular Therapy Training Course

The biennial ISCT-ASTCT Cell Therapy Training Course aims to address the unfulfilled need for cell therapy training, covering the process of translational research to cell manufacturing and clinical trials in cellular therapy, including regulatory components. The course spans a full week of intensive teaching, collaboration, and networking amongst the Scholars and Faculty. Covering the full spectrum of the cell and gene therapy field from research through development, the CTTC seeks to expose Scholars to those topics that may not have been part of their formal education. Highly competitive, the program selects twelve international scholars to participate in the program.

The 2023 Cell Therapy Course will be held at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Past programs have been held:

  • 2019 – University of Pennsylvania - View Presentations
  • 2017 – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • 2015 – Baylor College of Medicine


ISCT Scholarship Programme 

EU Master in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicine Products (ATMPs) Scholarship Programme

This pioneering Master programme is designed for professionals currently working (or intending to work) in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compliant cell therapy, gene therapy, or tissue engineered product manufacturing, as well as for professionals with diverse backgrounds seeking to update their knowledge of, or entering, the advanced therapy sector.

ISCT is proud to offer full tuition scholarships for 3 ISCT EU Members to enroll in the 2023/2024 Master or Specialization Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) at the University of Granada/Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies.

Scholarship Applications Now Open until November 14, 2022.

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Workforce Development in Biomanufacturing – A Global Partnership with ISCT and CMaT

Developed by field experts from academic, regulatory, clinical, and commercial domains, this training program will focus on introducing key topics in cell and gene therapy manufacturing and development.

Upcoming program dates:
Fall 2022: October 10 - December 9
Spring 2023: February 15 - April 21

Fall 2022 Course Registration Closed. Spring 2023 Course Registration will Open in January 2023.

The program aims to address key topics in CGT manufacturing and development and will include asynchronous lectures (comprised of a theory and an application component) as well as live instructor office hours/ expert panel Q&A sessions. There will be 4 modules:

  • Module 1: Stem Cell and Immune Cell Engineering and Therapies
  • Module 2: Quality Assurance and Regulatory Framework 
  • Module 3: Cell Bioprocessing and Manufacturing 
  • Module 4: Cell Product Characterization and Importance of Standards

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Educational Program on Advanced Therapy Manufacturing

In partnership with the Andalusian Network for the Design & Translation of Advanced Therapies (ANd&tAT), ISCT is proud to offer this online Educational Program on Advanced Therapy Manufacturing free-of-charge for ISCT members.

The program aims to foster the training of professionals in the fundamentals of ATMP regulation and the specific knowledge necessary for the development of medicinal products for cell therapy, gene therapy, and tissue engineering.


  1. Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing Methods
  2. Quality Assurance
  3. Product Development Pathways
  4. GMP Compliance
  5. Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPD) Writing
  6. Biosafety

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ESP Leadership Development Program

The ESP Leadership Development Program offers Early Stage Professionals (ESPs) a chance to join an ISCT Committee in a formal ESP position for a 2-year term. Applications for the 2022 program are now closed.

ESP Mentoring Program

The ISCT Early Stage Professionals Committee runs an annual Mentoring Program matching mentors with small group mentorship for an 8 month program.  This program is designed to guide career and professional development with expertise-driven matching. 

Applications for the 2022-2023 ESP Mentoring Program are now closed.

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