About Stem Cell School
"Never before has a biology related topic dominated the 24-hour news cycle the way stem cells do. Stem cells are the ultimate teaching resource, creating wonderful opportunities and challenges for thousands of teachers. From development to disease, breakthrough technologies unlock what it means to be human, and students are intrigued and engaged like never before."
Stem Cell School is an educational initiative of the Genetics Policy Institute, the Stem Cell Network (Canada), and Radiant 3-D to improve the fundamental understanding of stem cell biology through an engaging educational website with accurate, credible, and up-to-date stem cell content and multimedia resources.
The website is designed for high school and undergraduate level life-science educators. The unique educational content found on this site was developed collaboratively with award winning high school educators, international stem cell organizations and professional medical animators--creating dynamic and engaging educational resources that teach pertinent cellular biology topics through the lens of stem cells and cellular reprogramming.
Stem Cell School provides teachers with a "turn-key" multimedia learning module that features:
Stem Cell School's first lesson covers the topic of cellular reprogramming and the creation of induced pluripotent stem cells. This lesson may be used to supplement the teaching of:
This lesson on cellular reprogramming is Stem Cell School's pilot project and the first of a serious of lessons that will teach the science and application of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Stem Cell School's first lesson covers the topic of cellular reprogramming and the creation of induced pluripotent stem cells.
About Genetics Policy Institute
GPI was formed in 2003 with the mission of promoting and defending stem cell research and its application in medicine to develop therapeutics and cures for many otherwise intractable diseases and disorders. GPI seeks to catalyze and help lead a global network of influential stakeholder groups representing patient advocates, scientists, physicians and health care professionals, industrialists, bioethicists, lawyers, educators, and policy-makers. GPI pursues this mission through co-sponsorship and management of its flagship annual World Stem Cell Summit, publication of the World Stem Cell Report, special projects, speaking engagements, teaching initiatives, and strategic collaborations.
Upon this base of activities and relationships, GPI serves as a communications channel, helping to build the knowledge base needed for ethical and thoughtful policy-making in support of scientifically and medically worthy research and clinical translation in the broad field of stem cells and the even broader field of developmental biology. Visit Website >>
About Stem Cell Network
The Stem Cell Network, established in 2001, brings together more than 80 leading scientists, clinicians, engineers, and ethicists from universities and hospitals across Canada with a mandate to investigate the immense therapeutic potential of stem cells for the treatment of diseases currently incurable by conventional approaches. The Stem Cell Network is one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence funded through Industry Canada and its three granting councils. Visit Website>>
About Radiant 3D
For nearly a decade, Radiant3D’s team of award-winning medical illustrators and animators have combined a passion for science with unparalleled creativity to produce professional scientific art. The Radiant3D team specializes in mechanism of action illustrations for small molecules and biologics, compelling and interactive scientific educational materials for students of all ages, and other services to advance the field of life sciences for cures. In addition to traditional animation, Radiant3D has been a pioneer in the medium of glasses-free stereoscopic 3D animation for the scientific industry. Visit booth 136 to experience the evolution of medical 3D animation. Visit Website>>
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