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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Lund Stem Cell Center

Creating an open, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming research environment for all

Potluck lunch with food from around the world.

Diversity leads to better science. Different perspectives and approaches promote discussion, sparking the creativity needed to generate the discoveries of tomorrow.

At Lund Stem Cell Center (SCC), we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential for scientific excellence and forms the basis of a successful and supportive academic research environment. We recognize the importance of cultivating a welcoming, diverse, and integrative research environment and continually explore ways to improve our scientific community.

Our newly established Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is tasked with developing and implementing initiatives that promote EDI principles and practices within our network. This includes creating educational activities and resources designed to increase awareness and understanding of EDI among our peers and provide an open forum for dialogue and the exploration of topics related to these issues.

Together, we strive to foster a culture that values and respects all perspectives and backgrounds; one based on collaboration and trust, where everyone can contribute and have their voice heard. We also remain committed to encouraging diversity in our recruitment and hiring practices and in sustaining a culture of belonging among our members and the wider scientific community.

Only in doing so, can we create a truly open, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all our staff, members, students, and partners.

About the EDI Committee:

The EDI Committee at Lund Stem Cell Center was formed in 2020, spearheaded by Professor Malin Parmar. In 2022, the committee expanded to include a range of members from a diverse set of roles, backgrounds, and research disciplines.

EDI Committee Members: 

Nicholas Leigh , Principal Investigator

Sofie Mohlin, Principal Investigator 

Abigail Altman, PhD student

Alexis Luis, SCC Communications Officer 

Claire McKay, SCC Research Coordinator

Diahann Atacho, Postdoctoral Researcher

Els Mansell, Postdoctoral Researcher

Franziska Olm, Postdoctoral Researcher

Iran Augusto Silva, PhD student

Jenny Hansson, Principal Investigator 

Leal Oburoglu, Postdoctoral Researcher

Malin Parmar, Principal Investigator

Niels-Bjarne Woods, Principal Investigator 

Nika Gvazava, PhD student

Pia Johansson, Cell and Gene Therapy Core Facility Coordinator

Vivien Horvath, Postdoctoral Researcher

Xiaojie Xian, Research Engineer