StemCellShorts – a series of educational stem cell videos

by Alexey Bersenev on September 30, 2013 · 1 comment

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I’m happy to share with you a new series of educational animated videos – StemCellShorts. I think, this is unique educational product with a great potential. I feel like it’s going to be the best explanatory series for the general public, students and young scientists. It was made by team of passionate professionals – stem cell researchers (Ben Paylor and Mike Long), animators (InfoShots studio), public educators and communicators (Ben Paylor and Lisa Willemse of Stem Cell Network) and well recognized scientists (Jim Till, Janet Rossant and others). From Stem Cell Network press-release:

To really make the videos stand out, and importantly, make an impact in the scientific community, the project needed to do something a bit different. This is where the narration, from prominent and world-renowned stem cell scientists comes in – their participation in the project helped ensure the credibility of the content and provides a direct link between scientists and the viewing public.

“Animation is an excellent medium for explaining complex topics in a very simple and engaging manner and was ideal for a project of this nature. Being able to secure such prestigious narrators through the Stem Cell Network was the icing on the cake,” says Paylor, a 2012/13 Action Canada fellow and enthusiastic science communicator.

I was pleased to meet Ben and Lisa last year at Till & McCulloch Meetings, where they were discussing the ideas about stem cell education and public outreach. I’m happy to see the translation of their ideas into really great educational product!

Here is the first video – What is a stem cell? Narrowed by Jim Till:

Please follow this great series via the Signals blog, SCN video channel and our blog. Please share these videos and use it for education!

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jamilah alqadhi October 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

wooow its amazing! I am a senior researcher. it would be a helpful.
thank you so much.


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