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

Learn more about SCN’s 2022-2025 funding opportunities


More than 4,100 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2021/2022.

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

Significant Advancements in SCN-funded Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

December 2, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – The promising results from a Canadian clinical trial funded by the Stem Cell Network (SCN) represents a significant scientific advancement in treating those who live with type 1 diabetes.  In the first study of its kind, Dr. Timothy Kieffer and his team at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) …

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