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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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3,000

Trainees

170

Research Groups

$118M

In Research, Training and Outreach

$116M

In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

SCN's 2020 research funding competition is now open

Training

More than 3,000 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2019/2020

Research & trainee profiles

Discover how SCN has leveraged funding in different regions of Canada and meet some of the people conducting the important research.

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 Launches a New National Research Competition for Canadian Stem Cell Research

January 7, 2020 (Ottawa) The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is pleased to launch a national funding competition for three translational research programs and a new program, Innovation Research Program, for early career investigators in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field. This call follows a first competition launched last summer and is focused on translational …

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