Get ready for I’m a Scientist!

I’m a Scientist starts on Monday, two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days!

Let’s meet the scientists competing for votes in the Drug Synthesis Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them…

The Scientists

Sinead Balgobin | PhD Student at The University of Manchester

I make molecules of lots of different types- colourful, medical, materials… All using special compounds called “catalysts”, which make my job really easy!

Anne Moore | Lecturer at University College Cork

We figure out how we can make better vaccines that teach the body’s immune system to seek and destroy invading bugs.

Mark Collins | Almac Sciences

I work with scientists across the world together to develop new medicine that will help us all.

Neil Day Genzyme, A Sanofi Company in Waterford

I am keeper of the knowledge for how to make medicine for rare diseases.

Florence McCarthy | Lecturer at University College Cork

We make heterocycles to affect cell cycles.

The Schools

  • Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Claregalway
  • Colaiste na Sceilge, Cahirciveen
  • Dominican College, Galway
  • Eureka Secondary School, Kells
  • Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe
  • Kilkeel High School, Kilkeel
  • Lagan College, Belfast
  • Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick
  • Loreto College, Dublin
  • Malahide community School, Malahide
  • St Davids CBS Artane
  • St Mary’s, Baldoyle

This zone is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Posted on November 5, 2015 by modantony in News. Leave a comment

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