Dublin City University (DCU) and National University of Ireland, Galways (NUIG)
NHS in England, Gothenburg University in Sweden and Cambridge univeristy in England.
Group Leader at Charles River
In my day job I look at different proteins. When not looking at proteins, I like to cycle, play boardgames with friends and spend to with my little boy
I was born and raised in Dublin. About 10 years ago I moved to Sweden for study and work. I live with my wife who is a doctor and my son who is 5 years old. I have an aquarium with about 40 fish and a few plants and currently lots of little snails.
I used to play lots of computer games, but I prefer to play with other people so now I play board games. (I hate monopoly). My top tip for a board game is ‘Hey thats my fish’. You play as a penguin catching as many fish as possible. My dad loves it.
Although I can’t sing, I do sing in the shower in the morning. It must be quite loud because the neighbours can hear me.
I broke my leg when I was younger so I cannot run very well….I played gaelic football up unitl then. Now I like to cycle. My aim is to cycle to each fo the 32 counties of Ireland. I probably need to practice a little more before I can do that.
I work with a group of people who look to see how different medicines work and hope to find new medicines that can treat illnesses from the basic cold to other worse illnesses.
Different companies who are making drugs
What I'd do with the prize money
Books. I believe books are great. While I love the internet, haviung an actual book with great illustrations beats the internet
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
inquisitive, stubborn, engaged
What did you want to be after you left school?
A Research Scientist (or a figher pilot)
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Old school rock like AC/DC
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Traveled around Sri Lanka for 1 month
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
More time with my family, See more of the world & have a pet dog
Tell us a joke.
An Atom walks into the lost and found and says " I think lost an electron". The person at the counters asks "are you sure", the atom says "yes, Im positive"