BBMRI.at awarded for public activities
Public Relations Award for BBMRI.at's Kids University Workshops
The Austrian Society of Pathology awarded Cornelia Stumptner from BBMRI.at for the ‘Biobanking and Pathology Kids University Workshops' she conceptualised and now holds in collaboration with colleages from the Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz.
The awareness about the work and importance of biobanks and pathology insitutes is very low in Austria. Therefore, BBMRI.at aims to increase the public knowledge and to engage the public by various activities. One of these public activities are "Biobanking and Pathology University Workshops for Kids".
Cornelia Stumptner not only developed and conceptualised the idea and concept but also holds the workshops together with colleages from the Institute of Pathology at Medical University of Graz, i.e. Luka and Iva Brcic, Franz Gollowitsch, Iris Kufferath and Daniela Pabst.
Several workshops have already been held for children of different ages from kindergarten>>, primary school>> to secondary school children>>) and for events of different durations (from 1 hour to activities during the Long Science Night>>).
The workshops are a good means to reach out to the public and make the terms biobanking and pathology tangible.