The Health Zone is funded by Wellcome.
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.
- 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