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

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 Federal Support for Research Staff in Canada

May 15, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) — Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced $450 million to help Canada’s research community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) welcomes and applauds the government for this critical investment. Dr. Michael Rudnicki, SCN Scientific Director & CEO, commented, “This new funding will provide essential support for stem cell …

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