skip to primary navigationskip to content

Game Lab

Game Lab was our first 48-hour computer game competition - bringing together two very vibrant Cambridge communities: gaming and research!

 

game lab banner

 

At this pilot event, 20 games developers were offered a crash course in stem cell biology, including a hands-on tour of the laboratories. They then had 48 hours to create a new computer game on the theme ‘Destiny & Decisions’ in stem cell research.

 

game lab2 

 

During the two days of coding and coffee, the teams were supported by researchers from Professor Austin Smith’s lab group. Thank you to Mariya  Rostovskaya, Masaki  Kinoshita, Nicholas Bredenkamp, Stanley Strawbridge, Tuzer Kalkan, & Yaoyao Chen  for making the event such a success. We hope to work with the winning team to develop their game into a full prototype. 

 

game lab 1

 

"As an animator, it was really fun to see the personalities behind stem cell research, which is initially a daunting subject for a complete outsider. The scientists would light up whenever they talked about what they do" - Jim

 

RSS Feed Latest news

Cancer treatment: study finds targeting nearby ‘normal’ cells could improve survival rates

Jan 16, 2020

Cancer of the immune system, called lymphoma or leukaemia, generally affects the entire body’s bone marrow and lymph nodes. Because these types of cancers are so widespread, surgery isn’t useful, so patients are usually treated with chemotherapy. Although these treatments have become significantly better in the past ten years, lymphoma and chronic leukaemia often come back months or years after treatment.

Single-cell analysis of the earliest cell fate decisions in development

Dec 11, 2019

Researchers at the Babraham Institute, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), CRUK Cambridge Institute and the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute have provided the first single-cell epigenomic analysis of gastrulation, a crucial process in early embryo development. The researchers analysed over 1,000 cells from mouse embryos to understand the epigenetic priming events preceding gastrulation and the cell fate decisions these establish. The findings, published on Wednesday 11th December in Nature, uncover fundamental knowledge about the processes that programme cell fate in the early embryo to generate all the organs and tissues of the body.

Affiliate group leader Florian Merkle named Robertson Stem Cell Investigator

Oct 23, 2019

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) announced the 2019 class of NYSCF – Robertson Investigators, welcoming six of the most talented stem cell researchers and neuroscientists into the NYSCF Investigator Program.

First cell map of developing human liver reveals how blood and immune system develop

Oct 09, 2019

In a world first, scientists have created the human developmental liver cell atlas that provides crucial insights into how the blood and immune systems develop in the foetus. It maps changes in the cellular landscape of the developing liver between the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, including how stem cells from the liver seed other tissues to support the high demand for oxygen needed for growth.

Diabetes drug reverses cell ageing and could stop multiple sclerosis

Oct 08, 2019

New research published in Cell Stem Cell suggests a common diabetes drug could hold the key to stopping disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). The new finding offers hope to people living with advanced forms of the condition, who currently have no treatment and often see disability as inevitable.

View all news

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research.

Our mission: to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology.

 

Sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with news and events from the Cambridge stem cell community.

Upcoming events

International Seminar - Francis Stewart (For scientists)

Feb 05, 2020

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Cambridge Science Festival - Open Science (For the public)

Mar 22, 2020

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Upcoming events