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Swisse Symposim

Scientific Symposium

The Microbiome: Research to recommendation

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Swisse Wellness invites you to attend our 2020 scientific symposium

Friday 21st August from 9:30am - 1:30pm AEST


Dr Tim Crowe
Dr Tim Crowe


Dr Tim Crowe is a career nutrition research scientist and an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. He has 25 years of research and teaching experience in the university and public hospital sector, covering diverse research areas of basic laboratory research, clinical nutrition intervention trials and public health nutrition. He now works chiefly as a freelance health and medical writer and scientific consultant.

Director of APC Microbiome Ireland
Professor Paul Ross

Director APC Microbiome Ireland

Professor Ross was appointed as Director of APC Microbiome Ireland in June 2019 and is also Professor of Microbiology at University College Cork. For the previous 5 years, he was Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science at the University. Paul has authored over 400 peer reviewed papers and was been designated by Clarivate Analytics as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2018.

Dr Amy Loughman Food Mood Centre
Dr Amy Loughman

Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University

Amy is a research fellow and leads the microbiome research stream at the Food & Mood Centre. Clinically trained in neuropsychology and with a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Amy’s research aims to uncover the role of the microbiome in brain function and mental health across the lifespan, with the ultimate goal of paving the way for novel prevention and treatment approaches.

Professor Emad El-Omar
Professor Emad El-Omar

Microbiome Research Centre, UNSW

Professor El-Omar is a gastroenterologist and Chair of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Gut. His research interests include the gut microbiome, inflammation driven GI cancer and IBD. He is the Director of the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital.

Dr Maurizzio Pacilli
Dr Maurizio Pacilli

Paediatric Surgeon, Monash University

Dr Maurizio Pacilli completed his medical degree in Italy and underwent surgical training there before moving to the United Kingdom to focus on his career in clinical research. Maurizio has published in peer reviewed scientific journals, authored three chapters in books and has presented at numerous international conferences.
Maurizio joined Monash Children's Hospital as consultant Paediatric Surgeon in 2017; and is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. He will be presenting on the current state of evidence for probiotics in a paediatric population.
Professor Con Stough Swinburne University
Professor Con Stough

Swinburne University

Professor Stough is Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences at the Swinburne Centre for Human Psychopharmacology (CHP). He has an extensive track record in research and consulting and has published more than 250 peer reviewed international papers. He is currently involved in one of the most comprehensive clinical interventions to improve cognitive function in the elderly using nutritional supplementation. This research is leading to a better understanding of the biological targets to improve cognition and well-being in the elderly as well as linkages between the microbiome and a range of psychological, cognitive and well-being measures.

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