A brand new monthly blog by Christèle Gonneau, sharing the coolest stem cell images and hopefully convincing you that science is also art!
This gallery is brought to you in collaboration with The Node.
Erin Campbell is the blogger behind HighMag Blog, a blog that features stunning cell biology images a few times a week. Every month she will choose one of her favourite pictures to feature in this gallery, accompanied by a description that's accessible to non-specialists.
This gallery is brought to you in collaboration with The Node, where Erin also regularly posts images.
Smile of a Stem Cell is composed of 54 photographic art works (in 56 pieces), produced by 22 artists (who are also scientists working in ESTOOLS laboratories in 7 different countries).
Most of the pictures have a real scientific as well as artistic value, as they originate from ESTOOLS' ongoing research projects. Image creators provided a creative title for each of their pictures, illustrating their artistic vision, and a scientific description, to remind the public of the origins of the image. Artistic value is accessible to a wide audience, and as a neutral expression of scientific reality the pictures promote thoughts and discussion without wielding influence. This exhibition is a tool for scientists/artists to discuss their work with friends and relatives, as well as learning to engage a non-scientific public with stem cell research.
Smile of a Stem Cell creates a bridge for the general public to reach top-level science and for scientists to affirm their societal role.
These eight posters were exhibited at the European Parliament in December 2007, as part of the EuroStemCell project's wrap-up meeting and parliamentary briefing. The posters provide an overview of how far stem cell research in Europe has come - from basic to clinical research, ethics and societal issues.