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Public outreach

Global stem cell engagement 

UniStem Day is the largest educational outreach initiative on stem cells and regenerative medicine in Europe, solely dedicated to high school students. Bringing together Universities and high schools, UniStem Day is an opportunity to foster learning, discovery and debate in the field of stem cell research, thus 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.

UniStem Day at Lund Stem Cell Center

Lund University's participation in UniStem Day was initiated in 2015 by Professor Malin Parmar and the Research School in Stem Cell Biology. The Research School acts as the central organizing body, bringing together scientists from Lund Stem Cell Center with high school students from all over Skåne. 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.

Taking science to schools - Borrow a scientist

Connected to UniStem, 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.