Prof. Paul Ross is Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science at University College Cork (UCC) since August 2014.  Prior to that he was Head of the Teagasc (National) Food Research Programme (Moorepark & Ashtown Food Research Centres) which included the role of Managing Director of Moorepark Technology Ltd. – an ultramodern Dairy Pilot Plant facility.

Paul is also Deputy Director in the APC Microbiome Institute – a centre devoted to the study of the human microbiota and it’s relationship to food and human health. His main research interests are in gut microbiota, antimicrobial peptides, bacteriocins, probiotics, and anti-infectives.
Paul was conferred in March 2009 with a D.Sc. based on published works and has won many awards including the Distinguished Service Award from The American Dairy Science Association in June 2017. He was elected a member of The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in May 2010 and is a Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology (AAM) in 2014.

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