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Enabling Clinical and Translational Research


 MMI's Translational Research Programme focuses on three key areas:

  • Facilitate the establishment and support of Clinical and Disease Networks and Programmes
  • A structured standardised framework for biobanking in Ireland
  • The promotion of Technology Platforms that support translational and clinical research in molecular medicine.



Research Institutes

In recent years new research laboratories have been established around Ireland within modern multi-disciplinary research institutes. These complement and work closely with the hospital-based clinical research facilities providing analytical and technological support for clinical programmes. The main research institutes are:

  • UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research at University College Dublin
  • Institute of Molecular Medicine at St James' Hospital/Trinity College Dublin
  • RCSI Research Institute at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • The National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at NUI Galway
  • The BioSciences Institute at University College Cork

Technologies & Bioresources

A portfolio of new technologies and bioresources is being assembled within these institutes and within the principal teaching hospitals to support current research programmes.
Technology cores have been established in:-

  • Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics
  • Cell Imaging
  • Transgenics
  • Bioinformatics

These core facilities have been centralised to ensure that they are appropriately resourced with dedicated and experienced technologists. The facilities are accessible to all investigators regardless of institutional affiliation.