It’s all about stem cells: outreach event at Frederiksberg Gymnasium – University of Copenhagen

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03 February 2016

It’s all about stem cells: outreach event at Frederiksberg Gymnasium

Outreach and Public Engagement

On February 2nd, 2016, assistant professor Mette Jørgensen and PhD student Svend Steffensen from DanStem, held an outreach event dedicated to stem cells research.

Mette and Sven have introduced DanStem, and gave a personal overview of what have made them to choose the path of researchers, specialized in stem cells.

The introduction was followed by an interactive presentation of stem cells, where do they come from, what is their potential in general and in treating diabetes in particular. The scientists have described how we approach these question at DanStem,  how the research is done in order to gain better knowledge, and what is the current status of preclinical and clinical trials.

The day was ended with an interactive discussion about the use of stem cells with regards to ethics, safety and the need for proper testing of treatments.