We have developed a structured transition year programme where secondary school students can experience what translational biology is all about through attending lectures from people working across different diseases and participating in some wet lab experiments. This programme is offered to secondary schools and is run a number of times every year. Applications for the 2024 programme are now open, deadline is Dec. 18th 2023, for more information please see: structured transition year programme.
The TTMI also participates in ‘Science Week’ which is annual national celebration of the life-changing and fascinating world of science. This week showcases how science and technology are fundamental to everyday life and educates the public and school children on the importance of science and how it underpins all activities in our lives. We run different activities from our Institute during this week and welcome the public to these events.
We also run disease awareness months linking with different charities to promote awareness of the different research work conducted across the different disease states.
The mission of the Institute is to also liaise closely with organisations such as IPPOSI, the Irish Platform for Patients Organisations, Science and Industry which is set up to facilitate the co-operation between patients organisations, scientists, clinicians, regulators and industry to stimulate the development of devices, therapies and diagnostic to benefit patients. We will also use this platform to disseminate the translational work within TTMI.