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Sniffing out disease – Irish scientist leads research into how skin’s smell can be your body’s alarm for ill health

DCU expert secures €220,000 funding into health ‘bio-markers’

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Dr Aoife Morrin of DCU secured €220,000 in funding. Photo: Frank McGrath

Dr Aoife Morrin of DCU secured €220,000 in funding. Photo: Frank McGrath

Dr Aoife Morrin of DCU secured €220,000 in funding. Photo: Frank McGrath

The odours given off by our skin can reveal whether we are healthy or sick, and an Irish scientist has received €220,000 in funding to help develop new sensors to detect and monitor key skin smells.

The skin is a treasure trove of health-based biomarkers,” said Dr Aoife Morrin of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at Dublin City University ( DCU).


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