About EuroStemCell

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EuroStemCell is here to help European citizens make sense of stem cells. We provide independent, expert-reviewed information and road-tested educational resources on stem cells and their impact on society. We’ve received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement number 652796). You can read more about the history of EuroStemCell here.

We’re a partnership of more than 400 stem cell and regenerative medicine labs across Europe, connected via research centres, consortia, networks and hubs. Scientists, clinicians, ethicists, social scientists and science communicators are all part of the project. 

We also work closely with patients, educators, regulators and policy makers to foster engagement and develop material that meets their needs.

Our project team, based in Edinburgh, brings together a range of science communications expertise – from schools engagement and training to resource development, science writing, filmmaking and event management. 

EuroStemCell has key partnerships with European Union-funded stem cell research consortia who provide significant contribution to the project financially and scientifically.

Our Team

Clare Blackburn Portrait

Clare Blackburn

Project Coordinator
Amanda Waite Portrait

Amanda Waite

Information and Translation Manager
Anna Couturier Portrait

Anna Couturier

Digital Communications Manager
Jan Barfoot Portrait

Jan Barfoot

Communication and Engagement Manager

Our Partners

Paolo de Coppi

Paolo de Coppi

Cedrix Blanpain Photo

Cedric Blanpain

Peter Andrews Portrait

Peter Andrews

Göran Hermerén portrait

Göran Hermerén

Freddy Radtke Portrait

Freddy Radtke

Shahragim Tajbakbhsh

Shahragim Tajbakhsh

Elena Cattaneo Photo

Elena Cattaneo

Daniel Besser Portrait

Daniel Besser

Hans Clevers Photo

Hans Clevers

Henrik Semb photo

Henrik Semb

Kim Jensen Photo

Kim Jensen

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster

Maria Anna Ciemerych-Litwinienko

Maria Anna Ciemerych-Litwinienko

Petr Dvorak Portrait

Petr Dvorak

Christine Mummery Photo

Christine Mummery

Gerald de Haan Photo

Gerald de Haan

Sarah Chan Photo

Sarah Chan

Christine Kubiak Photo

Christine Kubiak

Juergen Knoblich Photo

Juergen Knoblich

Giuseppe Testa Photo

Giuseppe Testa

Anne Rosser Photo

Anne Rosser

Andras Dinnyes Photo

Andras Dinnyes

Thomas Graf Portrait

Thomas Graf

Michele de Luca

Michele de Luca

Oliver Brustle Photo

Oliver Brüstle

Megan Munsie Photo

Megan Munsie

Philip Newsome

Philip Newsome

Giulio Cossu Photo

Giulio Cossu

Fiona Watt Image

Fiona Watt

Wendy Bickmore Photo

Wendy Bickmore

Daniel Pipeleers

Daniel Pipeleers

Urban Lendahl Portrait

Urban Lendahl

Austin Smith Photo

Austin Smith


Marousa Darsinou portrait

Marousa Darsinou

Konstantinos D. Kokkaliaris portrait

Konstantinos D. Kokkaliaris

Ian Chambers portrait

Ian Chambers

Peter Sandercock portrait

Peter Sandercock

Ryan Lewis

David Sassoon portrait

David Sassoon

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