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October news from EuroStemCell: stem cell winners

Posted by , on 31 October 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 5 new language versions of our film ‘Stem cells – the future‘ and it’s now also available to order on DVD; we held an event showcasing our writing competition winners; and, hot off the presses, our partner Elena Cattaneo has been awarded Stem Cell Person of the Year 2013 for all her wonderful work in science, public engagement and policy.

As usual, there’s also plenty of great new reading material on stem cells on our website, from Christele Gonneau’s latest image blog (also published on The Node in more specialist form) to an interview with Connie Eaves and a review of Paul Knoepfler’s new book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide.

Stem cells – the future, le futur, die Zukunft, il futuro, nasza przyszłość, el futuro

We’re excited to announce that our short film, Stem cells – the future: an introduction to iPS cells, is now available in French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish as well as English, with a supporting quiz for the classroom. You can order a DVD or view the film online and download the quiz, all in your language. Read more

Science and storytelling: Brave New Words event

Last Wednesday, a large, friendly audience of scientists, writers and science communicators gathered in Edinburgh to celebrate EuroStemCell’s recent writing competition by launching a booklet of winning entries, and listening to stunning readings from the booklet. A fantastic panel of writers discussed the interplay between words and science, and one audience member was so impressed with the panel’s thoughts that she wanted to ‘eat their brains’!  There was lots of chatter on Twitter too, all captured in a Storify of the tweets. Read more


Elena Cattaneo is Stem Cell Person of the Year!

Many congratulations to our partner, Dr Elena Cattaneo, who is the winner of the 2013 Stem Cell Person of the Year Award run by Dr Paul Knoepfler via his well-known blog. We know Elena not only as a leading scientist, but also as a very active, fantastically energetic and supportive collaborator in public engagement with stem cell research. She’s also recently become a senator. All in all, a great choice for Stem Cell Person of the Year!

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