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In the early in 1960s Canadian researchers Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch first proved the existence of stem cells. Their seminal studies launched the international field of stem cell research. Since then Canadian researchers have built upon their work, developing a research enterprise that encompasses not only stem cell biology but also its application in the clinical setting, drug discovery and cell and tissue engineering.

SCN’s new speaker series, “Stem Cells from the Sofa,” is a virtual space to share scientific findings, insights and best practices related to stem cells and regenerative medicine. Presentations are broadcast live via webinar and include Q&A with the guest speaker. Pre-registration is required. Below is a list of upcoming talks and recordings of previous presentations on demand.

Upcoming Talks

Register here for Anil Dilawri’s presentation on August 12 at 1 p.m. ET.

Previous Talks on Demand

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

Canada’s Knowledge Economy Poised to Benefit from a Highly-skilled Workforce in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Field

May 26, 2020 (Ottawa) – Today, Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) released a study entitled, Training Tomorrow’s Research Leaders, outlining the impacts of nearly 20 years of targeted skills training on Canada’s emergent regenerative medicine sector. The impact analysis tracked 1,500 current and former SCN trainees (Masters, PhDs and Postdoctoral Fellows) to determine the value …

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