Category: Ambassadors

August 19, 2019

Darragh Quinlan Independent small animal vet As a Food Science and Technology graduate from UCC, I worked in research & development for the Danone group, before returning to university to become a veterinarian. Employed as a clinician in a small animal practice in France I have become aware of the importance of the microbiome in…

July 2, 2019

Travellers to a New World Simon Spichak, APC Microbiome Ireland We’ve waited for everything to align,Checking for every signal and sign,Eagerly waiting for month nine – the appropriate time,To explore and colonize lands both sterile and divine, We sensed the nervous excitement,The occasional kicks and joy,Shaking and rumbling growing inside our earthen mother,Giving rise to…

July 1, 2019

Christina Tsai NitaBiome I am a Ph.D biochemist with 7 years experience in the microbiome field. I founded a company in developing bacteriophage therapy for treating Staphylococcus aureus infection, called EpiBiome. I joined another company using gut microbiome test to provide lifestyle recommendation. I recently spend more time using video and writing review articles to…

June 27, 2019

Mathilde Poyet Global Microbiome Conservancy We, at the Global Microbiome Conservancy, are aiming to preserve the full biodiversity of the human microbiome before it is lost to industrialized diets and lifestyles worldwide. Since microbiome imbalances are associated with diseases like asthma, allergy, and inflammatory bowel disease, this biodiversity has unprecedented potential to impact the future…

June 27, 2019

Esther Kumar Novozymes The world is seeking Sustainable solutions to make the world a better place and I feel proud to associate with an organization that is doing Better Business with Biology by exploring the potential of tiny Microbes in Agriculture, Food and other Industries. We are striving hard to leave the World better than…

June 26, 2019

Alena Pribyl MICROBA The community of microorganisms that live in our gut are incredibly important for our health, mostly because of the huge variety of substances they produce that can positively or negatively impact our immune, nervous and metabolic systems. It was this fact that captured my interest and drew me away from studying stress…

June 26, 2019

Graciela Vignolo CERELA Fermentation of raw materials is an ancients way of preserving food. It is a desirable process resulting from the modification of food material by the activity of microorganisms and their enzymes. These transformations through fermentation occur spontaneously due to the development of microorganism populations naturally present (microbiota) in the food environment under…

June 24, 2019

Naomi Strout The Microbiome Research Centre (MRC) I am a dual trained Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife (Distinction) – so it was surprising (and refreshing!) that I was exposed to the microbiome. I was fortunate enough to watch the documentary Microbirth during my midwifery training, which ‘seeded’ my passion and love for microbiome research. It…

June 24, 2019

Isabelle Ibrahim The Microbiome Research Centre (MRC) Being a research nurse in Australia’s first microbiome research centre makes me a niche within another niche, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! My fascination with the microbiome begun when as a nursing student I landed a role as a research assistant for a biotechnology start-up…

June 17, 2019

Pauline Scanlan APC Microbiome Ireland Humans are walking ecosystems – our bodies are host to a wealth of microbial diversity that play an integral role in our health and well-being. The majority of microbes associated with the human body reside in the gut and what I find most fascinating is that every single person has…