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Expert in Rumen Microbiology, Ruminant Nutrition, Human Gut Microbiology, Fatty Acids and Health

Expert ID: 729154 United Kingdom

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Prof Expert is expert in the microorganisms, biochemistry and microbial ecology of gut ecosystems, particularly the rumen. Areas of study include fatty acid metabolism, methane emissions, protein nutrition.

Expert has >30 years experience in gut microbiology research

Many examples, including in 2010 consultancies for DSM Nutrition, Australian Meat & Livestock.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: PhD Subject: Microbial Biochemistry Institution: University of Glasgow
Year: 1972 Degree: BSc Subject: Biochemistry Institution: University of Glasgow

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1976 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Group Leader Department: Rowett Institute Responsibilities: Supervision of research group of up to 24 PhD students, postdocs and technicians.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2008 to 2008 Agency: RERAD Role: Consultant Description: Delivery of overview of methane from ruminants and its mitigation

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: 20 different countries in Europe, N America, Asia, Africa and Australasia Summary: Discussion and consultancy on ruminants, nutrition and microbiology.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Nutrition Society, Society for Applied Microbiology, Society for General Microbiology
Professional Appointments
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Nutrition
Awards / Recognition
DSM Nutrition Award in 2007 'in recognition of his pioneering research in animal nutrition.'
Publications and Patents Summary
170 refereed papers, 50 book chapters/reviews, 2 patents

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