That's why, since its establishment, IFOM decided to open the doors of its labs to the public, inviting curious citizens to explore how molecular biology works, what's behind cancer research and what we can expect from it.
With its Science & Society programme Youscientist IFOM invites lay public to take part to the progress of Science in its daily life, addressing the different targets with tailored events like educational labs, guided tours, conferences.
Particular attention has been devoted to schools. For this target IFOM YouScientist has developed different educational activities, both for high school students and for teachers, as they represent the main dialogue channel between the world of research and youngsters.
Until now more than 30.000 people participated in YouScientist initiatives. All educational activities, among which the "Poli Didattici" project, are carried out in partnership with Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and with the Lombardy Regional Education Office, which recognised YouScientist as a Programme of excellence, integrating research and education.