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22 June 2015

DanStem Day in the Czech Republic

Outreach and Public Engagement

Postdoctoral researcher Michaela Rothová from DanStem organized an outreach activity to introduce stem cells to high school students at Gymnasium Jeronýmova Liberec in the Czech Republic, where she studied 15 years ago.

Postdoctoral researcher Michaela Rothová from the Danish Stem Cell Center, DanStem, the Brickman lab, organized an outreach activity to introduce stem cells to motivated high school students at Gymnasium Jeronýmova Liberec in the Czech Republic, where Michaela studied 15 years ago. the Danstem Day was also a unique opportunity to represent Michaela's project SPECADE funded by Marie Curie FP7 programme. 

On Thursday the 18th June, highly motivated 17-years old students gathered to spend their free time by learning about stem cells, their function and possible use.

The afternoon workshop started with a presentation explaining the basics: What is a stem cell, where we find them and why we study various stem cells?

Each student then had a chance to experience the excitement of microscopy and observe samples of mouse and human embryonic stem cells next to induced pluripotent cells. To highlight the complexity of our research, the students were also exploring mouse and fish embryos of various stages.

 

This workshop was a unique occasion to motivate students, who will be deciding the next life steps the following year and choosing a university program.