Master in Manufacturing of ATMPs

Scholarship application for this program is now closed.


Following the success of the 2021/2022 program, ISCT, International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy is proud to offer full tuition scholarships for three ISCT European Members to enroll in the 2023/2024 Master Degree or Specialization Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products, offered by the University of Granada/Andalusian Network for the design and translation of Advanced Therapies (ANd&tAT).

The following scholarships will be awarded:

  • Two scholarships for the Master Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • One scholarship for the Specialization Degree in Manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

These scholarships are made possible in part by an educational grant from Miltenyi Biotec.


Applications Now Closed

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following (3) items:

  • A 1-2 page letter of application (maximum 1,000 words, Arial, font size 10). The letter should provide the applicant’s background, training, interest/ experience in cell and gene therapy production, and career goals. Particular attention and weighting will be placed on the applicant’s reasons for attending the programme.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), preferably in the NIH Biographical Sketch format.
  • A one-page letter of recommendation.

Please send your application and attachments to Meagan Pasternak ( with subject line: ISCT Scholarship Program for EU Members Applications.

Download Application Instructions

  • Professionals presently working or intending to work in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compliant facilities producing cell therapy, gene therapy, or tissue engineered products for human use. 
  • Professionals who will develop advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in different laboratories and institutions (hospitals, academia, or industry) within Europe.

  • Master Degree in Manufacturing of ATMPs
  • Specialization Degree in Manufacturing of ATMPs


Applicants must:

  • Reside in Europe
  • Hold an active ISCT membership, and maintain it throughout the duration of the Master/Specialization program
  • Meet the requirements/student profile as outlined in Section 2 of the Master Program 2023/2024 brochure

    If you need help with registration or have questions, please contact us.

    2021/ 2022 SCHOLARS

    Congratulations to the awardees of the inaugural ISCT Europe Master Programme Scholarship on their completion of 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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    Roberto Gramignoli

    MSc, PhD
    Specialization as Qualified Person

    Roberto Gramignoli, MSc, PhD
    Karolinska Insitute
    Stockholm Sweden

    Specialization as Qualified Person

    Roberto has over 20 years of experience working in academia, with a primary interest in investigating human liver biology, pathology, and disease. During his career, Roberto has played a prominent role in planning, developing and finalizing all the methodological and regulatory issues to translate cellular therapies into clinics, first in Italy, then in the USA, and now at Karolinska Institute. 

    At the Karolinska Institute, his group is active in translating such new stem cell therapy to the clinic, where for the first time, they can inject primary allogenic stem cells without immunosuppression in support.

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    Carolina Iglesias-Lopez

    MSc, PhD
    Master Degree

    Carolina Iglesias-Lopez, MSc, PhD

    Gene Therapy Advisor
    UCB Biopharma
    Brussels, Belgium

    Specialization as Qualified Person

    Carolina has several years of experience working in academia and the ATMP industry, focusing on ATMP quality, regulatory and clinical development. 

    Upon completing this Master Degree programme, Carolina looks forward to acquiring expertise and knowledge to advise on ATMP manufacturing development to succeed in the marketing authorisation, and exchange quality-related issues with regulatory bodies to address development challenges.


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    Han Yu (Selena) Hsieh

    Master Degree

    Han Yu (Selena) Hsieh, BSc
    Senior GMP Production Scientist
    Advent Bioservices Ltd
    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Master Degree

    Selena was educated at the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology. She began her professional career in academia with a focus on iPSC research before moving to industry where she gained almost a decade of experience in ATMP manufacturing across Asia, USA, and the UK. 
    Through this Master degree, Selena is looking forward to connecting and learning from professionals in the programme and together bring new therapies for more patients in the future. 


    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, serving over 80,000 students across its programs. 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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