From 7-9 February, at the Make It In Scotland careers event, more than 300 pupils from Edinburgh high schools will get the chance to see live stem cells, made from mouse embryos.
Researchers from two EuroStemCell partners, the Institute for Stem Cell Research (ISCR) and Stem Cell Sciences, will then guide pupils through a
simulated drug test - demonstrating an important biomedical application of stem cells.
Lab-grown stem cells, produced in large numbers, provide improved models for testing and screening new medical treatments, and may reduce the need for animal testing.
The workshop has been devised by EuroStemCell and the ISCR, and is supported by The University of Edinburgh, Stem Cell Sciences and the Scottish Stem Cell Network .