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.
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.
- 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