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Australian high school students invited to attend special stem cell documentary screening

16 September 2013
Stem Cell Revolutions was the winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Vedere La Scienza Festival 2012.

High school students and their teachers are invited to join us at special screenings of the award-winning documentary - Stem Cell Revolutions - around Australia during October. 

The film features interviews with 2012 Nobel Prize winners - Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon - and Sir Ian Wilmut, creator of Dolly the sheep, and will take us on a journey from the earliest experiments that first revealed stem cells in the body, to the latest scientific and clinical development.

At each screening, the audience will have an opportunity to have their questions answered by the University of Edinburgh’s Professor Clare Blackburn, co-producer of the film, and a panel of Australian stem cell experts. Students will also learn about career opportunities as the scientists speak of their particular interests in this exciting field.

The event aims to attract students from Years 9 and 10, but other grades are also welcome. The program is particularly complementary to the Australian curriculum as a way of exploring the many facets of science as a human endeavour in the practical and fascinating forum of stem cell research. 

Screenings will be held in the following locations - click here to RSVP: 
Thursday 24 October @ Melbourne Brain Centre, Parkville
Friday 25 October @ Quantum Victoria, Macleod West
Tuesday 29 October @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Wednesday 30 October @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

In Melbourne there will also be a special screening for teachers on the evening of Thursday 24 October @ Melbourne Brain Centre.

Support for the screenings and Professor Blackburn's visit to Australia was generously provided by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia