#OpenUpStemCells – Scientists answer your questions

Erik Tolen of the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine answers the question "What are stem cells?"

November 26, 2019

On the occasion of the Stem Cell Awareness Day on October 09th, 2019, the European stem cell network EuroStemCell has launched the public engagement action #openupstemcells. Any questions on stem cell research can be submitted via a website and will be answered by scientists in short videos produced for this purpose. Also Max Planck researcher Erik Tolen has created a video.

What are stem cells? | #openupstemcells

In this video Erik Tolen explains what stem cells are and which unique properties distinguish them from other cells. Erik Tolen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster and he is member of the Stem Cell Network NRW.

The European stem cell network EuroStemCell has gathered researcher from all around Europe to answer questions on stem cell research. The answers will be posted with #openupstemcells.

For scientists in North Rhine-Westphalia, the campaign is coordinated by the Stem Cell Network NRW. Video contributions have already been produced and published via the social media channels of the network (TwitterFacebookYoutube) and will also be permanently available on the website of the Stem Cell Network NRW.

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