CETRAS stands for "Centre for Training and Research in Anatomical Sciences".

They organise workshops for medical doctors and staff and provides infrastructure and possibly teachers for training in surgical disciplines.

Building interdisciplinary bridges to improve patient outcome

CETRAS wants to create a platform where the gap is bridged between medical professionals, companies and researchers. They want to be a driving force behind future developments of a customized medicine, based on virtual - but validated - anatomical datasets, 3D surgical navigation and other innovative techniques, in order to improve patient outcomes.


UZ Gent, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent

The dissection facility is located in the basement of the PAD building on the campus of the University Hospital, with entry number 23 (see floor plan).


The dissection room and related technical rooms cover a total surface of 1200 square meter. The dissection room covers circa 400 square meter with a capacity of 30 dissection tables and a movable wall in order to divide the space in two smaller units for simultaneous use of different groups and purposes.

The location of the new facility permits a direct access to the hospital, necessary to make use of advanced medical imaging equipment. A total storage capacity for 100 donated bodies is available, whereby both Thiel embalmed and fresh frozen bodies will be offered.

Within the building a small and large meeting room with audiovisual equipment can be used. Besides the main dissection room, two rooms of 20 square meter and 60 square meter are designed for smaller workshops permitting 1 to maximal 3 setups.

Questions regarding workshops, research and administration?

Please contact Dominique Jacobus