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Summer School Week: “From High School to University and Beyond”


The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering at Hannover Medical School,  organized its 1st Summer School entitled “From High School to University and Beyond” between 1st-5th September 2014. Participation in the Summer School was 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 was also open to secondary education teachers.

The Summer School,  featured a separate programme for secondary education teachers, including lectures, laboratory practicals, laboratory tours and career mentoring sessions for the pupils with senior academics, clinicians and researchers.

Specifically, the 5-day programme included the following activities:
Lectures/Courses: 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.

Professor Axel Haverich, Director of MHH-Klinik für Herz-, Thorax-, Transplantations-und Gefäßchirurgie(HTTG), delivered the keynote address to the pupils and the teachers in the opening day of the School.

Participation in Science Summer School was free, and the participants awarded an official certificate of attendance of the proceedings of the school. The instruction was delivered in German and English. A Patient Focus Seminar took place on Friday, 5, 2014, focusing on the latest advances in cardiovascular surgery. The Patient Focus Seminar was open to the general public and was also free of charge. The Seminar was delivered by PD Dr. Samir Sarikouch (Bereichsleiter Klinische Studien,Klinik für Herz-, Thorax-, Transplantations-und Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover).

For more information on the Summer School, Patient Focus Seminar and the TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy please contact:

Dr Sotirios Korossis
Director of TECAS Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering
Director of Biomedical Engineering Klinik für Herz-, Thorax-, Transplantations-und Gefäßchirurgie Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Feodor-Lynen-Strasse 31, 30625, Hannover
Tel: 0511 532 8258
Fax: 0511 532 8314
E-mail: korossis.sotirios(at)

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TECAS-ITN End-of-Network Conference

 Padua, November 28-30, 2016

The TECAS-ITN European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering, is organising the End-of-Network Conference in Padua, Italy.

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