Study participants are unparalleled in their altruism and willingness to engage in Genuity Science’s research for the benefit of science and future generations. Without these volunteers, 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 Genuity Science Public Impact Programs are focused in three primary areas:
Supporting and enhancing education for children in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM)
Dr. Karl Haslam, Assoc. Director of the Genomics Centre & Dr. Eppie Jones, Bioinformatician on the Rare Disease team
Genuity Science partnered with STEAM Education as part of their primary school program which aims to bring the study of Genomics into the classroom.
Genomics is a challenging topic to grasp for younger age groups, so Genuity Science is delighted to support STEAM Education by adopting creative and fun ways to teach kids about genomics and science, and get them excited about it. The interactive and engaging nature of the STEAM Education program provides a rewarding experience for both students and teachers.
Eppie and Karl were co-teachers of the 10-week Science-in-a-Box Programme in St. Columbanus N.S. in Dublin, generating passion for STEAM learning among 5th and 6th class students and the next generation of STEAM professionals.More on STEAM
The Rare Disease Research Program at Genuity Science provides access to whole genome sequencing to children with undiagnosed disorders and their families. The aim of the project is to identify the genetic cause of a child’s disorder.
The SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science is a Science Foundation Ireland-funded center that focuses on providing a unique and robust training program for PhD students.
SFI Centres for Research Training in Genomics Data Science Video by Science Foundation Ireland
Located at NUI Galway in the west of Ireland and under the direction of Professor Cathal Seoighe, the program 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.
The education program invited collaboration from over 70 genomics data science group leaders across five institutions in Ireland.
As one of the supporting partners, Genuity Science will host a number of PhD students, who will be working on projects related to genomics of common and rare diseases.
In supporting this program, Genuity Science is contributing to the training of a generation of highly-qualified PhD graduates to effectively demonstrate the collective potential of genomics and data science.