The Neon Zone was a general zone supported by Wellcome and involved five scientists:
- Tiernan Henry is researching how water and the Earth interact, particularly the water just below the Earth’s surface
- Sonia Lenehan, the zone winner, studies how the brain grows in the first two years of life
- Mossy Kelly studies how students learn physics and is also a lecturer at the University of Hull
- Maureen Williams studies the parasites that controls the behaviour of their hosts; fish, corals and other animals
- Bernard Leddy is a drug information pharmacist and consultant in toxicology, writing reports on drugs for lawyers
This zone was very busy in ASK with over 700 questions sent to scientists, who between them gave over 1,000 answers. Sonia and Maureen were the most active scientists, making up 90% of all chat lines between them.