Esmeralda Herrero BSc. PhD


Esmeralda Herrero graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc in Pharmacology and completed a PhD in Microbiology in University College Dublin. Her research investigated bacterial proteases and their role in prion decontamination and was filed into a UK patent in 2015. Following her PhD, Esmeralda worked for a year as research and development scientist for a novel biotech company before her role as scientific officer in virology in airmid healthgroup.

Esmeralda has over 5 years research experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, bacterial culturing, infectious assays, protein purification, protein biochemistry and laboratory management


Tristan Russell BSc. PhD


Tristan graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Microbiology. During his degree, Tristan completed a one-year internship at a pharmaceutical company where he gained experience of working in an industrial laboratory. Tristan moved to Ireland in 2014 after choosing to study for a PhD at University College Dublin. The PhD research used molecular biology techniques to study infectious disease, specifically host-virus interactions. Tristan recently graduated from his PhD and joined the virology team at airmid healthgroup in the spring of 2019.  


Kevin Ellison


Kevin is in his third year at DCU where he has been studying Genetics and Cell biology. He is working in the Environmental Chambers under the supervision of Jake Behan.




airmid healthgroup acts as a health related extension to your R&D department. We identify problems and provide solutions. Throughout the process, we supply data that can support product development, validation or certification.

We can customise any of the test methodologies on offer to meet your requirements. We conduct studies in our world class chambers where we can replicate indoor environments, or through accredited partner laboratories. We can also carry out field studies in the environment where the product is designed for use. We have the ability to reproduce our lab and chamber-based quality of testing in homes, offices and industry.

Our clients value this unmatched breadth of testing expertise. Partnering with us offers access to an open source for innovation and a unique, scaleable range of testing. This results in reduced R&D costs, faster time to market, and compelling health-based data. Work with us to set your product or service apart from your competitors.