ISCT EU Scholarship Program

ISCT EU Scholarship Program

Master in Manufacturing of ATMPs - 2021/2022

ISCT Master Programme Scholarships - Europe Region: Universidad de Granada, Spain

Virtual program with practical hands-on module. A join initiative by ISCT-EU, ANd&tAT and Universidad de Granada. Made possible in part by an Educational Grant from Miltenyi Biotec.

Congratulations to the 2021/ 2022 Awardees

ISCT is pleased to announce the awardees of the ISCT Europe Master Programme Scholarship to enroll in the 2021/2022 Master in Manufacturing of ATMPs at the University of Granada/ Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies.

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Alejandro Barquero

MPharm, MSc

Specialization as Qualified Person

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Alejandro Barquero, MPharm, MSc
Advent Bioservices Ltd
Sawston, United Kingdom

Specialization as Qualified Person

Alejandro Barquero holds a Master of Pharmacy and an MSc in Advanced Therapies & Biotechnological Innovation. After working in the community pharmacy and research laboratories, he decided to step into the blooming ATMP industry, having a first rewarding experience working in QC for Catapult Cell & Gene Therapy. In 2019 Alejandro joined Advent Bioservices Ltd, biopharmaceutical CDMO specialized in ATMPs, where he has been working as part of the Quality Assurance team ever since.

At the time of completing this Master Degree programme with a specialization as Qualified Person, Alejandro looks forward to being in the position to meet the statutory requirements to assume a QP role within his organization and help in the development and commercialization of ATMPs.

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Miriam López-Parra

MD

Specialization as Qualified Person

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Miriam López-Parra, MD
University Hospital of Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain

Specialization as Qualified Person

Miriam López Parra is a Hematologist and Qualified Person of the GMP Facility of the University Hospital of Salamanca, and researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca. Miriam is sure this Master will allow her to tackle one of the most important challenges she will have in the coming years, which is the development of a new Cellular Production Unit in her Hospital.

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Katja Sirviö

MSc (Pharm)

Specialization as Manufacturing Manager

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Katja Sirviö, MSc (Pharm)
Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy
Kuopio, Finland

Specialization as Manufacturing Manager

Katja Sirviö has 20 years experience working in academic and ATMP industry. She has experience on stem cell research in neurodegenerative diseases at the University of Eastern Finland as well as developing novel cell therapies for solid cancers in Finvector and Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy.

The Master in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products will provide the essential knowledge for Katja to participate in bringing future therapies to the patients.

Overview

ISCT is proud to offer full tuition scholarships for 3 ISCT EU Members to enroll in the 2021/2022 Master in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) at the University of Granada/Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies. These scholarships are made possible by sponsorship in part through an educational grant provided by Miltenyi Biotec.

One scholarship will be allocated to each of three Master programmes being offered. These include:

  • Master Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products, specialization as Qualified Person
  • Master Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products, specialization as Manufacturing Manager
  • Master Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products, specialization as Quality Control Manager

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. 

Each program is tailored based on the input of European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts, and is designed such that graduates emerge proficient with relevant GMP guidelines, laboratory practices, and intensive theoretical training focused on applying GMP to ATMPs. 

While the program offers applications for individual modules, our scholarships are offered only to applicants who intend to pursue a full Master programme.

Successful scholars of the program will be given an opportunity to report on their experiences at the end of the degree, to share with ISCT membership in the Telegraft newsletter.

For more information on the 2021/2022 Master in Manufacturing of ATMPs at the University of Granada/ Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies please visit the programme website.

Key Organizations

This degree program is operated by a partnership of two organizations, the Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies (ANd&tAT), and the University of Granada, in collaboration with Línea IAVANTE.

ANd&tAT is an organization affiliated with the Public Healthcare System of Andalusia, and works towards the implementation of cell and gene technologies and theories, including regenerative medicine treatments, within Andalusian public healthcare. ANd&tAT has done significant work to coordinate laboratories, clinical trials, and ATMP use in the region, and offers related training as well as strategic and consultation-based support.

The University of Granada is an institution that dates back to 1531, and which serves over 80,000 students across its programmes. Well-respected for the quality of its teaching and research, the university is focused on integrated cooperation and development in society.

Línea IAVANTE is an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Health within the Regional Government of Andalusia. Working to facilitate and promote the development and training of health professionals, IAVANTE deploys physical and virtual reality-based simulations that faithfully replicate healthcare environments, including ATMP manufacturing. 


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