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Dublin school captures top prize at 2014 Debating Science Issues All-Ireland Finals

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) played host to the 2014 Debating Science Issues (DSI) All-Ireland Finals last Thursday. St Joseph's Secondary CBS, Fairview from Dublin emerged as eventual winners of the competition.

UniStem brings together schools and researchers from across Europe in March 2013

The successful 'UniStem Day' for high schools is on again on 2013! The annual dissemination event on stem cells is getting bigger and reaching wider, this year spanning the European stage and involving no less than 15,000 high school students at 35 different Italian universities plus simultaneous events in Spain and Scotland. Students and researchers will meet for an entire day dedicated to stem cell science on Friday 15th March 2013.

 

 

Schools across Scotland discuss stem cell research

On the 10 December 2012, while John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka were being awarded their Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Scottish biology teachers and their students were enthusiastically joining the celebrations by taking part in EuroStemCell’s BIG View of Stem Cells! 

Stem cells in Sydney

On the 9th of December the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney hosted the Australian premiere of the film ‘Stem Cell Revolutions’. The film screening was followed by a lively discussion between members of the public and scientists from Sydney research institutes and major Australian stem cell institutions.

 

 

We celebrate the Nobel Prize with global film screenings

On 10 December 2012, this year's Nobel Prizes will be awarded in an official prize-giving ceremony in Stockholm. Stem cell researchers all over the world reacted with delight a few months ago when the Nobel committee announced its decision to award this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for work that has revolutionised cell biology.

Now scientists, museums and cinemas from Stockholm to Sydney are joining with members of the public to celebrate the Nobel Prize with special public screenings of the documentary Stem Cell Revolutions.

Stem cells go public: Four events for kids, adults and teachers at the Max-Delbrück-Center in Berlin

Alongside their scientific activities, EuroStemCell and its partner EU research project EuroSyStem have been producing educational materials to acquaint school children, teachers and the public with this fast-moving area of research. Recently scientists at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin used these materials on four occasions to engage the public.

Researchers' Night 2012: Sheffield researchers meet the public

On Friday September 28th researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Stem Cell Biology (CSCB) held an event that welcomed over five hundred members of the public. Visitors had the opportunity to talk to scientists from three different leading research groups with interests ranging from what allows stem cells to maintain their stem cell properties, to developing a cure for deafness.

Science of the Future at London's Science Museum

‘Regeneration is a swift but volcanic experience, a sort of violent biological eruption in which the body cells are displaced, changed, renewed and rearranged.’ Will stem-cell biologists make Time Lords of us all?

EuroStemCell is visiting the Science Museum in London this Wednesday 28 March to discuss the future of medicine with members of the public in an evening event.

** Update: We had great fun at the Science Museum lates. Find out more about how it went in our Twitter story below.

Italy united by science at Unistem Day 2012

On 9 March 2012, more than 9,000  students from 160 high schools in 20 cities throughout Italy got together with stem cell researchers to participate in UniStem Day 2012: the largest dissemination initiative about stem cells ever held in Italy.

Families find out how to start with a stem cell

A EuroStemCell team spent a fun Saturday at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, UK on 10th March. Families visited the Centre to explore all kinds of science as part of the Newcastle Science Festival. Our team introduced visitors to Stem Cell Stella and showed them how to Start as a stem cell to make all kinds of blood cells.

 

 

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