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About: Emma Kemp

I am Information and Communications Manager for EuroStemCell (, an EU-funded project that unites more than 90 European stem cell and regenerative medicine research labs in a coordinated effort to engage with the public about their science. I studied Chemistry and the University of Edinburgh and worked in scientific publishing after graduating in 2001. I have since gained wide-ranging experience in communications and education, working for corporate and public sector organisations.

Posts by Emma Kemp:

October news from EuroStemCell: stem cell winners

Posted by on October 31st, 2013

At EuroStemCell we’ve been watching The Node’s outreach series with interest. It’s really great to see public engagement featured ike this! Meanwhile, we’ve been beavering away on all kinds of activities, which you can find out more about in our October Newsletter, just out last night. There’s lots to celebrate this month – we launched[…]

Beautiful stem cells on

Posted by on July 31st, 2013

Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the sun. We’ve just sent out our July newsletter over at EuroStemCell and we’ve got quite a bit of news that I thought my interest members of The Node:         Christele Gonneau joins us as a new image blogger and you can expect to see her[…]

Enter the EuroStemCell non-fiction writing competition!

Posted by on May 15th, 2013

Spring has sprung! The sun is out at last (sort of), but that’s not the only great news we’ve got from EuroStemCell: we’ve launched our first ever stem cell non-fiction writing competition. This is your chance tell a stem cell story with your imaginative science writing, by creating a comic or by writing a poem. And[…]

March news: Unproven stem cell therapy in Italy and an upgraded stem cell toolkit

Posted by on March 28th, 2013

I’ve just sent out EuroStemCell’s monthly newsletter and thought I’d share a couple of the big items that might interest all of you. It’s been another busy month, with lots of events ranging from schools activities to discussions with policy makers about changes to the EU Clinical Trials Directive. Plus, we’ve given our toolkit of[…]

Stem cells at school, plus new fact sheets on EuroStemCell

Posted by on January 29th, 2013

Happy 2013 everyone! I hope you’re all settling into the year nicely.We sent out our EuroStemCell January newsletter last week and I thought some of you might be interested in our latest schools activities and fact sheets on stem cell research. Highlights this month include a new lesson for 12-14 year olds on Stem cell[…]

Celebrating stem cells

Posted by on November 1st, 2012

Last month was an exciting one for stem cell research. I’m sure you all saw how stem cells hit international headlines with the announcement of a Nobel Prize for John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka. I thought you might be interested to read reactions from several leading scientists and check out a film clip about[…]

EuroStemCell: latest news and what next?

Posted by on June 25th, 2012

EuroStemCell is an EU-funded project focussed on public engagement with stem cell and regenerative medicine research. For the latest news on what we’re doing and major issues affecting the field, check out our June newsletter. You’ve probably seen our posts on The Node before, so we thought you might like to have your say in[…]

Is the end of EU embryonic stem cell funding nigh?

Posted by on June 18th, 2012

Patient associations and leading research funders have called on the European Parliament to continue EU funding for embryonic stem cell research. The Wellcome Trust issued the group’s joint statement last Friday 15th June, ahead of parliamentary debates this week in which MEPs will discuss the EU’s next major research and innovation funding programme, ‘Horizon 2020’.[…]

#stemcellfacts – Tweeting stem cell research

Posted by on February 16th, 2012

At the start of February, EuroStemCell used our Twitter page @eurostemcell in a new way: We posted a series of fascinating facts and ‘test your knowledge’ questions about stem cells, using the hashtag #stemcellfacts. The tweets covered a lot of ground, from embryonic stem cells and blastocysts to skin stem cells, gut stem cells, heart[…]

Stem cells, cellules souches, Stammzellen: taking research to Europe’s public

Posted by on December 22nd, 2011

It’s been a busy year for EuroStemCell: Europe’s stem cell hub – see for more information on who we are. We’d like to wish The Node community a happy festive season and a great start to 2012. But before we say goodbye to 2011, we thought you might be interested to know about some[…]