In this interview, Dr. Paul Ross provides information on the implications of gut microbiota research in early life, for the development and clinical application of children probiotics.
He tackles the main challenges of current scientific probiotics research, clinical applications, and their future potential development.
Paul Ross is the Director of APC Microbiome, Ireland. He is a Principal Investigator in the APC’s ‘Microbes to Molecules Research’ Theme. He received the William C. Haines Dairy Science award in 2007 and the Enterprise Ireland Commercialization award in 2008. He was awarded a D.Sc. in 2009 based on his published work and in 2010, Dr. Ross became a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), in recognition of his academic achievement. In 2015, he was honored in Thomson Reuters’ ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2015.’ For three years in a row (since 2017) Dr. Ross has 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.