In 2016, MMI Education & Training delivered two short courses: Molecules to Medicines – How Biopharma Delivers, in collaboration with Pfizer took place at the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research on 16 & 17 November 2016. Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine, was held at the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital on 1 & 2 December 2016.
A unique insight into development of biopharmaceuticals
The MMI/Pfizer course successfully attracted over 60 people on Day 1, which provided a comprehensive overview of the discovery, development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals using Pfizer’s Grange Castle operations as the case study. Participants were from MMI partner institutions and further afield.
Day 2 of the course saw a smaller number of attendees participating in a workshop, where Pfizer staff facilitated further discussion and clarification of the previous day’s lectures as well as breakout sessions which prompted attendees to solve specifically devised problem sets.
A follow-up visit to the Pfizer Biotech campus at Grange Castle, including on a tour of the development labs, was organised for a group of course attendees on xx December 2016.
Many thanks to Pfizer staff for so generously giving their time and effort across three days of the intensive programme.
65 participants were in attendance to the popular two-day MMI course Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine, which has run annually since 2003.
The course provides a very useful forum for researchers to get ideas and advice and to benefit from expertise drawn from all five of MMI’s partner institutions: UCD TCD RCSI UCC and NUI Galway. It provides an overview of technologies and methods in biomedical research and their applications.
Industry representatives from the course sponsors Roche, Biosciences and Brennan & Co were also in attendance.
MMI thanks all the speakers and sponsors for their generous support.
For more information on topics and a full list of speakers go to the courses page:
We look forward to running these courses again in 2017.