The Microbiome: Research to recommendation
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
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.
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, 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
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 Maurizio Pacilli
Paediatric Surgeon, Monash UniversityDr 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
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.