Senior Editor

R. Paul Ross
APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Paul Ross graduated from UCC with a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology. Following postdoctoral research and an Assistant Professorship at Wake Forest University, NC, he moved to Teagasc’s Moorepark Food Research Centre to lead the Food Biotechnology program. Paul was appointed the Head of Food Research at Teagasc (which included Moorepark and Ashtown Food Research Centres). In 2014, Paul moved to University College Cork to become the Head of College (Dean) of Science Engineering & Food Science at UCC and in 2016 also took up the position of Deputy Head of APC Microbiome Ireland. In 2019, Paul became the Director of APC Microbiome Ireland – a Science Foundation Ireland-funded center where he is a Principal Investigator in the APC’s Microbes to Molecules Research Theme. He was awarded a D.Sc. in 2009 based on published work and received the William C. Haines Dairy Science award in 2007 and the Enterprise Ireland Commercialization award in 2008.‍ In 2010, Paul became a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), in recognition of academic achievement. In 2015, he was honored in Thomson Reuters ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2015.’ For four years in a row (since 2017) Paul has been featured in the ‘Highly Cited Researchers list produced by Clarivate Analytics for the Web of Science. In 2017, he received the ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) Distinguished Service Award which recognizes unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry.
Research Interests
Antimicrobials, Anti-infectives, Gut flora, Bacteriophage, Gut pathogens

First encounters of the microbial kind: perinatal factors direct infant gut microbiome establishment

Effect of diet on pathogen performance in the microbiome

A pilot study of dietary fibres on pathogen growth in an ex vivo colonic model reveals their potential ability to limit vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus expansion

Interplay between inflammatory bowel disease therapeutics and the gut microbiome reveals opportunities for novel treatment approaches

Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis regulates Th1/Th2 balance through the JAK-STAT pathway in growing mice

Special Issue:

Exploring the Infant Microbiome: From Birth to Early Growth and Development

Microbiome Research Reports
ISSN 2771-5965 (Online)


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