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Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

 
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We aim to reach beyond Cambridge to raise awareness about stem cells on a national and international level.

Highlights

Review our case study on our digital engagement work.

Seuninscience Responsive Research

#blackgirlinscience, ongoing

YouTube and Instagram                             

Seed Fund Project

#ResponsiveResearch, 2020

YouTube

DishLife Game I'm a Scientist

Dish Life : The Game, 2020

App Store game

In collaboration with Department of Sociology 

I'm a Scientist: Stay at home, 2020

Online forum

In collaboration with the MRC Medical Research Zone

openupstemcells 4L Rally

#openupstemcells, 2019

YouTube and Twitter

In collaboration with EuroStemCell

4L Rally, 2019

Morocco                                                       

Seed Fund Project


Lab grown blood cells 

Infinite Potentials exhibition, 2018

New York and Cambridge

As part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research

Laboratory-grown blood cells, 2018

YouTube

Patient Films DishLife

Patient stories, 2016

YouTube

Dish Life, 2016

YouTube

A Cambridge Shorts film, in collaboration with Department of Sociology 


Why?

  • 66% of the UK public do not feel well informed about stem cell research and only 57% feel the benefits outweigh the risks (Public Attitudes to Science Survey, 2014).
  • Stem cell research and regenerative medicine will affect global communities and impact global health.
  • It is important our engagement work enhances the debate at this level.

How?

  • We will grow our digital and online presence to allow our researchers to engage geographically dispersed groups, co-creating content to enhance the relevance of our films, podcasts and social media to our target audiences.
  • We will build UK, European and International partnerships to collaborate on new and existing engagement initiatives.
  • We will utilise our researchers’ global networks to engage communities with the people, and in the places that best represent them.

Outcomes

  • Awareness of basic stem cell biology concepts increases.
  • Trust in stem cell research and scientists increases.
  • Tailored resources are available for people to interpret stem cell research and its therapeutic potential.