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You are invited to an event organised by Pure Fiber Ltd 'Beneficial Bacteria - Positioning Ireland as a centre for excellence and innovation in gut health nutrition' on November 8th in the Science Gallery TCD Dublin at 17:00.


The role of bacteria in gut health is among the most exciting areas in nutrition and medicine. Increasingly, links are being established between the cultures in our gut and a range of health effects in humans and animals alike. Ireland is at the cutting edge of innovation in this area.


Digestive problems are among the more prevalent health issues in modern society. Digestive cancers represent 28% of cancer-related deaths in the EU. Despite this, only 1% of launched foods globally between 2012 and 2016 carried digestive health claims. This represents an opportunity for food manufacturers to raise awareness of gut health and improve the quality and quantity of microbial cultures or dietary fiber in modern diets.


Ireland’s agri-food sector is one of our great success stories, with homegrown businesses in the sector repeatedly punching above their weight on the international stage. Our reputation for clean label, quality agri-food products along with trusted and proven business credentials has put us among the most respected agri-food exporters in the world.


With our world leading gut health researchers, our stellar reputation in agri-food and our culture of entrepreneurship, Ireland is perfectly placed to drive the global gut health revolution. So how can we do it? By funding and driving research, by raising public awareness of gut health, by translating scientific evidence into industrial action and by advocating for gut health as a primary preventative measure in health policy. These are the issues we will address at our workshop ‘Beneficial Bacteria: Positioning Ireland as a centre for excellence and innovation in gut health nutrition’ on the 8th November 2018. Please join us for what promises to be a unique, interactive and informative event.

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TBC Fergus Shanahan, APC Microbiome Ireland Fergus is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at University College Cork (UCC). He is a UCD medical graduate and was awarded the gold medal in medicine from the Mater Hospital, Dublin. After internship and residency in internal medicine in Dublin, he trained in Clinical Immunology at McMaster University, Canada and in Gastroenterology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Dr Elaine Kennedy: Dr Elaine Kennedy is a senior Research Scientist with Pure Fiber Ltd. Pure Fiber is an Irish company engaged in of dietary fiber innovation. Elaine is a Nutrition graduate from University College Dublin, where she also completed her PhD in Molecular Nutrition. The focus of her PhD research was on the potential of novel milk derived hydrolysates to improve metabolic health.

Dr Laura Collins: Dr Laura Collins is a Business Development Specialist with Kerry Taste and Nutrition. Laura completed a PhD in Immunology at Dublin City University. Her PHD investigated possible therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. Laura built on this work through her postdoctoral research for Food for Health Ireland. This work investigated milk products for beneficial immune-modulating capabilities.

James Cogan: James is General Manager at Pure Fiber Ltd. An engineer by training and with an MBA from Trinity College Dublin he has over twenty years of business experience in high tech and emerging sectors.


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