Dr André Brodkorb, principal research officer at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark: ‘I figured if we are asking people to volunteer for this, I should do it too’

What is your main area of research? In Ireland, a lot of food is exported, especially dairy, and for this it needs to be processed in some way. In th(...)

A group at UCD’s school of physics uses low-power lasers to build up images of the living retina to better understand how light coming in from different angles is picked up. Image: Getty

The history of science is strewn with stories of self-experimentation. It’s not something to try at home, but in some cases the inquisitive researcher(...)