Episode 14: Dr Tom Flanagan - Tissue Engineering, Heart Valves and GAA

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By Dr Megan Hanlon. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode I chat to Dr Tom Flanagan about his research career merging the fields of tissue engineering and cardiovascular research. He talks to me about his research experience in Germany, his work on umbilical cord tissue (including his own sons tissue!!) and how this work could drastically improve the surgical landscape for infants with congenital heart defects.

Tom also talks about his passion for teaching, how he could have been Galways answer to the next Marty Morrissey and how research is like 'being in a relationship'.

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This season is kindly sponsored by Bio-Sciences Ltd

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