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 open


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

SCN COVID-19 Update to Community

March 31, 2020 To all of our researchers, trainees and collaborators, I want you to know that the Stem Cell Network has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. I know there are many questions and concerns about research projects and I wanted to take this opportunity to share what the Stem Cell Network has done …

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