reNEW ARTxSCIENCE competition winner 2023

In celebration of Stem Cell Awareness Day, we announced the winner of the reNEW ARTxSCIENCE on October 11th. Congratulations to Antar Drews from the Zylicz lab, reNEW Copenhagen for winning first prize in the first reNEW ARTxSCIENCE competition.

The international jury agreed that:

“The submission captured the intersection between art and science and is a perfect fusion of an extremely beautiful image and an impactful and clearly communicated story that people can understand and relate to. The winner has a great potential to raise awareness about stem cells and how stem cell research can help transform lives.”

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“To convey the incredible potential of stem cell research we’ve combined art and science to help raise awareness of how stem cell research can transform the lives of people”

– Melissa H. Little, CEO of reNEW

Discover the potential of stem cells to transform lives

Every stem cell image and description in the ARTxSCIENCE gallery showcases the work of dedicated scientists in the reNEW laboratories. Scroll through all the entries in the 2023 gallery and find your favorite image and story. With 62 entries to choose between, there’s bound to be something that draws your eye, captures your imagination, or sparks your interest.

ARTxSCIENCE competition

View all the amazing fusions of art and science.

1. Click the ART

2. Learn about the SCIENCE

Jury members

Bern Hall – Science Gallery Melbourne
Bern is Assistant Curator at the Science Gallery Melbourne. Her impressive background spans neuroscience, physiology, visual art, and graphic design and she’s passionate about improving accessibility and engagement in science through design. A self-described visual nerd, Bern likes to dive into the details, and is constantly inspired by the amazing people she meets through her work at the Science Gallery.

Professor Birgitte Holst – Novo Nordisk Foundation
Professor in Metabolic and Molecular Pharmacology, Founder and Head of Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Center, Group leader of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and currently the Scientific Director for Biomedicine in the Novo Nordisk Foundation with responsibility for reNEW.

Professor Insoo Huyn, Museum of Science Boston
Insoo is based at Harvard Medical school, where he’s the Director of Research Ethics, a faculty member of the Center for Bioethics, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. He’s also the inaugural Director of the Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning at the Museum of Science, Boston. Since 2005, Insoo has been heavily involved in the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) where he helped draft its international research guidelines and is the current Chair of the ISSCR Ethics Committee.

Christel Schollaardt – Museum Boerhaave
Christel is the Collections and Science Manager at Museum Boerhaave, the national museum of the history of science and medicine in Leiden. She has a wealth of experience managing extensive museum collections in the Netherlands, including the outstanding collection at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.