About the Stem Cell Network

To capitalize upon Canada’s competitive advantage in stem cell research for the benefit of Canadians

Supporting and building a national stem cell and regenerative medicine research network has been the raison d’être of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001.

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Research Groups


In Research, Training and Outreach


In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

SCN's 2020 research funding competition is now closed


More than 3,300 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2020/2021

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are our bodies’ building blocks. They are different from other cells because they have the potential to differentiate into any cell type and can renew themselves, which means they can heal blood, tissue and organs.

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In the news

Stem Cell Network Welcomes New Appointments to its Board of Directors

November 23, 2020 (Ottawa) – The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is pleased to announce the appointments of Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety and Gordon C. McCauley to its Board of Directors, effective November 20, 2020. SCN’s Board is comprised of Canadian leaders representing research, industry, healthcare, and the not-for-profit sectors. “Ms. Gordon-El-Bihbety and Mr. McCauley bring to our …

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