Our aim is to build up the EATRIS CENTRE FOR DISEASE MODELS AND BIOMEDICAL IMAGING to serve the regional needs in translational research and drug discovery.

Its aim will be to develop and study advanced disease models with a specific focus on chronic immune/inflammatory diseases, neurological diseases and tumour therapy, and to combine these research areas with modern bioimaging technologies. The Centre will have a leading position and serve as an attractive competence centre in animal disease models and bioimaging in the Central and Eastern Europe.


Translational medicine is the transformation of laboratory research outcomes into new ways to diagnose and treat patients to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. It takes promising biomedical innovations 'from bench to bedside' and bridges clinical needs from bedside to bench.

EATRIS provides a new development pathway, open to researchers and companies in need of support for advancing biomedical innovations. EATRIS comprises over 70 leading academic institutions across Europe, each renowned for its individual and high-end research facilities.


Foundation of Tartu University Centre of Translational Medicine

The Foundation of Centre of Translational Medicine is created to facilitate the popularization of the subjects taught, preserve the historical heritage and promot  the development of the Centre of Translational Medicine of Tartu University. The Fund is created jointly by the Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine and the Medical Foundation of Tartu University.

SIME's research and development efforts are focused on the diagnostics and treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases and cancer. The foundation seeks to gather donations to support the activities undertaken by SIME.

Donations can be made to the Fund account #10102026293006 in SEB bank with the comment "SIME Fond"

We are grateful for your support!

Tapvei Estonia OÜ
AB Medical teeninduse OÜ
Inbio OÜ
Retent AS
Eero Vasar
Mati Karelson
Jyrki Tapio Heinämäki

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine

Address: Ravila 14B, Tartu, 50411 Estonia
Phone: +372 502 3056
Mail: sime@ut.ee


Estonian University of Life Sciences
Tartu University Hospital