Published on March 12, 2013 at 2:33 AM
This year, six Spanish universities participate in UniStem Day 2013, an event that takes place next Friday, 15th March. It is the first time that the event is carried out simultaneously in several European countries. With the slongan "A fascinating trip into stem cell research", the event is addressed to high school students and offers them the possibility of participating in a series of activities focused on advances and basic principles of stem cell science.
UniStem Day 2013 will happen at the same time in several universities from Spain, United Kingdom and Italy, country which has been organizing the event for ten years. Spanish participation is headed by the Network of Cellular Therapy and is coordinated by the researcher of the Faculty of Medicine of the UB, Josep M. Canals.
The event gives the opportunity to learn, discover and debate on the research carried out on stem cells, as well as to reflect on cultural expectations arisen from it. The main objective is to raise scientific research interest and vocations among young students and to promote international relationships among students.
Activities start at 9 a.m. and finish at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 15th March. During the morning, participating countries will contact. Later, some disseminating talks, debates and activities on stem cell, the therapies carried out and their social consequences will take place.