Who’s taking part in the Genes Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 11 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Genes Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event find us on Twitter, @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASIE.

The Genes Zone is supported by Wellcome.

Remsha Afzal | PhD Student, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

I do loads of lab experiments to understand the workings of a very special type of immune cell, called the macrophage, so we can use it to treat a horrible disease called ‘multiple sclerosis’, where a person’s own immune cells are going crazy!

Oliver Feeney | Lecturer, National University of Ireland (Galway).

My work explores the ethical, legal, social and political impact that new genetic technologies might have in the future, such as genome-editing and human enhancement.

Lisa Dwane | Postdoctoral, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

I work in the lab looking for new ways to treat breast cancer and I use cancer cells taken from a patient to carry out all of my exciting experiments!

Kieran Meade | Lecturer, Teagasc

I study natural antibiotics that animals produce to protect them (and us!) from infection.

Fiana Ní Ghrálaigh | PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

I’m trying to find out how our DNA changes the way our brains work.

David O Neill | Postdoctoral, Waterford Institute of Technology

I use animal poop and hair to get DNA fingerprints.

The Schools

  • St Joseph’s College, Galway
  • St Andrews College, Dublin
  • Scoil Chaitriona, Dublin
  • Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Kerry
  • Loreto Secondary School, Donegal
  • Heywood Community School, Laois
  • Community School, Kilkenny
  • Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Dublin
  • Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow
  • Bridgetown College, Wexford
  • Abbey Community College, Roscommon
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