The Irish are unparalleled in their altruism and willingness to engage in GMI’s research for the benefit of science and future generations. Without you, our research would not be possible – it’s therefore incumbent upon us to ensure we not only give back but that we also pay it forward.
The GMI Corporate Responsibility programme focuses on three primary areas:
We support a number of research efforts throughout Ireland to promote discovery and improve human health in the future. Our support takes many different forms from providing funding, charitable contributions, philanthropic lab and sequencing services, research stewardship and / or on-site education and training.
Promoting genomics and science education
GMI has an active and growing outreach programme to increase and enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of genomics and to promote STEM learning. We also offer guided tours of our GMI Genomics Centre and laboratory in Dublin to the students and the general public.
Supporting the community
GMI team members dedicate their time and talents both in and out of office hours to support and stay connected to our community. Sponsored staff volunteer days take place throughout the year. In 2019 alone, we have supported twelve non-profit organisations in Ireland.
The SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science:
The SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science is a Science Foundation Ireland-funded centre that focuses on providing a unique and robust training programme for PhD students.
The education programme is designed such that it invites collaboration from over 70 genomics data science group leaders across five institutions in Ireland.
Located at NUI Galway and under the direction of Professor Cathal Seoighe, the programme will produce a cohort of highly trained scientists who will be able to effectively engage and find solutions to the data science challenges we face in realizing the potential impact genomics will have on the future of health and society.
As one of the supporting partners, GMI will host a number of PhD students, who will be working on projects related to genomics of common and rare diseases.
In supporting this programme, GMI is contributing to the training of a generation of highly qualified PhD graduates to effectively demonstrate the collective potential of genomics and data science.
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