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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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4,100

Trainees

196

Research Groups

$118M

In Research, Training and Outreach

$125M

In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

Learn more about SCN’s 2022-2025 funding opportunities

Training

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

Dr. Jeff Biernaskie wins the 2021 Till & McCulloch Award for his outstanding research focused on wound repair and healing

October 13, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Dr. Jeff Biernaskie, Assistant Professor in stem cell biology at the University of Calgary and a Stem Cell Network investigator has been named the 2021 Till & McCulloch Award recipient. He is recognized for his outstanding paper published in Cell Stem Cell entitled, Distinct regulatory programs control the latent …

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