Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Health Zone is funded by Wellcome.

The Engineers

Veasna Sum-Coffey | PhD Student, National University of Galway

My work will help bones heal faster after surgery.

Claire Conway | Postdoctoral, MIT

I work with doctors to better understand how medical devices perform in the body, such as stents for the heart.

Bobby Huxford | PhD Student, NUI Galway

I look at cracks growing in lightweight materials to see if we can use lighter materials instead of steel for bioengineering applications.

Claire Brougham | Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

I make body parts using umbilical cords and materials I can get from animals and I hope that one day these can be implanted into babies who have hearts that don’t work very well.

David Nolan | Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

I design and test medical implants using computers.

The Schools

  • Lackamore National School, Tipperary
  • Presentation / De La Salle College, Carlow
  • St Pauls, Galway
  • St. Mary’s C.B.S., Laois
  • Coláiste de hÍde, Dublin
  • Ennis Community College, Clare
  • Inver College, Monaghan
  • Coola Post Primary School, Sligo
  • Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Galway
  • Ballincollig Community School, Cork
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