Workforce Development and Training

Training and Workforce Development Programs

Workforce Development in Biomanufacturing – The Fundamental Virtual Course

Learn fundamentals and best practices on CGT biomanufacturing, product characterizations, and regulatory-quality framework through on-demand modules and live-virtual discussions. 

Upcoming program dates:

  • Feb 12 - April 19, 2024
    Deadline to register: Feb 19, 2024
  • May 27 - Aug 2, 2024
    Deadline to register: June 3, 2024
  • Sept 23 - Nov 29, 2024
    Deadline to register: September 30, 2024

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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.

Past programs have been held:

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

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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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 Closed.

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Technologist Training Course - Fundamentals of Cell Product Manufacturing

The Fundamentals of Cell Product Manufacturing on-demand course aims to provide technologists and laboratory professionals with fundamental training in cell product manufacturing, including collections, QC/QA, regulatory, distribution logistics, devices and insights into working with industry partners. 

Choose between two tracks based on your experience and training needs:

  • Track 1: Introduction to Cell Therapy Manufacturing - Vein to Vein
  • Track 2: Cell Therapy Manufacturing - Bench to Bedside

The Use of Cell Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases: MSCs from Biology to Clinical Application

This 1.5-day training course is designed to teach you the applications of MSCs for treating auto-immune diseases, including rheumatic diseases (systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis), immune-neurological diseases (multiple-sclerosis, autism) and gastrointestinal diseases (Crohn's disease) as well as European ATMP framework.

You will also gain an understanding of the regulatory requirements for using MSCs in clinical applications, specifically on the study design, conduct, analysis and recommendations for developing clinical trials.

Upcoming program dates:

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 - Friday, January 26, 2024
    Deadline to register:  November 30, 2023

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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 2023 now open until January 12.  


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ESP Mentoring Program

The ESP Mentoring Program is designed to help guide the career and professional development of early-stage professionals by connecting them with ISCT’s global network of Cell and Gene Therapy experts.

The program hosts mentors from a variety of cell and gene therapy-related disciplines, including research, regulatory, clinical, laboratory & operations and, industry & commercialization for cross-functional and global mentoring experience.