For Science Week 2022 RTÉ Kids have teamed up 5 cool scientists to look at 5 different topics for Claaaass Science. Here, geneticist Ifeolutembi Fashina (Tembi to her mates) tells us all about genes...

She asks, are your parents responsible for the colour of your eyes or the smell of your armpits? Tembi explores the human version of computer code that is responsible for all life – genes.

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Ifeolutembi Fashina

Tembi moved to Ireland from Nigeria to study Human Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the McCoy Lab at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Her research focuses on bioinformatics tools, and the link between mRNA variations and multiple sclerosis.