At Lund Stem Cell Center, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of stem cell research and its potential impact on society by bringing stem cell science to our local and global communities. Join us on our journey to unlock the potential of stem cells for better health and a brighter future, explore our website for upcoming events, educational resources, and ways to get involved.
About our Public Outreach and Education Initiatives:
Our activities are designed to provide accessible and engaging opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about stem cells, regenerative medicine, and their applications.
We collaborate with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to deliver interactive workshops, educational events, and informative lectures. By utilizing digital platforms, we can also connect with individuals around the world, promoting a global understanding of stem cell research, sharing informative content and highlighting research breakthroughs.
Through a variety of initiatives, we not only aim to educate but also to inspire the next generation of scientists and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder.
UniStem Day is the largest educational outreach initiative on stem cells and regenerative medicine in Europe, bringing together Universities and high school students. UniStem Day is an opportunity to foster learning, discovery and debate in the field of stem cell research, representing a way to inspire and stimulate the younger generation’s curiosity and interest in science.
UniStem Day started as a project by the University of Milan in Italy in 2009. In 2019, UniStem Day became a worldwide event spreading across four continents, involving 99 Universities in Australia, Austria, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Lund University's participation in UniStem Day was initiated in 2015 by Professor Malin Parmar, Lund Stem Cell Center, and the Research School in Stem Cell Biology. Each year the event brings together scientists from Lund Stem Cell Center with high school students from all over Skåne, Sweden. During UniStem Day, researchers from Lund Stem Cell Center showcase cutting edge research, provide insights into their daily work, and explain the mechanisms behind scientific breakthroughs by offering lessons, group discussions, practical workshops, and visits to the laboratories. The event is all about stem cell science; and about engagement, inspiration and having fun at the same time.
In 2020, The Research School in Stem Cell Biology has initiated the project “Taking science to schools – Borrow a scientist”, where researchers from Lund Stem Cell Center visit local high schools to talk about stem cell research and provide insight into a researcher’s everyday life.