Charity funds summer students

Summer students (from left) Eimer O’Connell; Niamh Lang, David Miresse; Wan Mohamad Firdaus Wan Kamarudin at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research, NUI Galway funded by Breast Cancer Research.
Summer students (from left) Eimer O’Connell; Niamh Lang, David Miresse; Wan Mohamad Firdaus Wan Kamarudin at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research, NUI Galway funded by Breast Cancer Research.

Breast Cancer Research is currently helping to fund a number of students who are taking part in the School of Medicine undergraduate research programme at the NUIG’s Lambe Institute for Translational Research, where they will perform a research project over an eight-week period during the summer.

The group includes both science and medical students. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to become involved in research, and each will submit an abstract of their work at the end of the summer. This work will then be presented at the annual undergraduate research day at NUIG in October.

The research projects vary with some being laboratory-based and some with a clinical focus, but all are related to breast cancer.

That is why Breast Cancer Research, a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research, NUI Galway, have got behind the initiative by providing funding support for the students.