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.


Services Menu of Environmental Test Chamber

Our unique environmental chambers allow us to mimic indoor building environments and provide repeatable data regarding the impact the product or service tested has on indoor air exposures and building occupant health.

Services we offer:

  • Impact of electrical appliance on surface and airborne allergens.
  • Measurement of particulate emissions, circulation and re-entrainment from consumer products and electrical appliances, such as air conditioners.
  • Microbiological elimination efficacy testing on consumer products of anti microbial and photo catalytic materials
  • "real life" studies and consumer exposure validation models
  • Comprehensive real time particle counter monitoring
  • State of the art air sampling techniques with rapid in-house Laboratory Analytical Testing Services including PCR (Virology, Mycology, Bacteriology) and ELISA (Allergen) on all samples generated in the chamber

Indoor Particulate

Test Method Used






Cell Culture Isolation/PCR


Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Assay

Airborne Particle Counts Laser Diffraction

Allergens – Dust Mite, Cat or Pollen