married with 3 family
UCD and NUIG
PhD in soil microbiology and genetics
Worked for 12 years in US with leading biotech companies
Senior scientist with the EPA
I live in Wexford and am married with 3 grown-ups
Give permit/licences to GMO users. We have licensed over 600 users to date.
My Typical Day
Talking to stakeholders. Writting reports/consents
Heading up a small team of people that regulate the safe use of modern biotechnology in Ireland.
We grant consents and carry out site inspections to ensure the safe use of the technology for the environment and human health
What I'd do with the prize money
give it to promote science in Wexford-the importance of science in society
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
What did you want to be after you left school?
went to UCG-now NUIG
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
can you create TB yourself in a lab and how difficult would it be? (1 comments)
Can you explain what clinical microbiology is? (1 comments)
Do you think you could make a vaccine for HIVs (1 comments)
What age did you start your job at? (1 comments)
Is there any possible way to get rid of viruses using any type of medicine? (1 comments)