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.


Environmental Test Chambers


Our large-scale climate environmental test chambers efficiently and precisely measure the impact of your product or service on indoor air quality.

airmid healthgroup specialises in the assessment of indoor air quality concerns such as:
  • Indoor particulate contaminants (including ultra-fine particles)
  • Harmful airborne pollutants
  • Allergens
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Mold
  • Toxins (including endotoxins)
Our walk-in, climate controlled environmental test chambers are used to test the impact of a wide range of electrical appliances and household products on the levels of airborne particles or other harmful airborne pollutants, such as allergens and microorganisms, in a given environment.

The chambers allow us to accurately measure the air composition and precisely control:

  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Air quality
  • Air exchange rate

 The chambers are surrounded by molecular biology, microbiology, mycology, virology, and allergen laboratories, allowing for rapid sample processing and analysis




Published Data

  • AAAAI-2012-Airborne-exposures-to-allergen-and-particles-with-and-without-carpeting
  • AAAAI-2013-Reduction-of-Domestic-Allergen-Levels-in-Carpets
  • Comparison-of-ISO-Fine-Test-Dust-Versus-Real-House-Dust
  • AAAAI 2012 Airborne exposures to allergen and particles with and without carpeting
  • AAAAI 2013 Reduction of Domestic Allergen Levels in Carpets
  • Comparison of ISO Fine Test Dust Versus Real House Dust