Professor Fergus Shanahan

Position:

Professor emeritus of Medicine at University College Cork

Thursday 10 March

“Translating Microbiome Science: challenges and opportunities”

Symposium – Diet, the Microbiome and Disease – Time to Take Note?

Professor emeritus of Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland

Fergus Shanahan, MD, DSc, MRIA is Professor emeritus of Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland. He is a clinician, a teacher, a researcher, an entrepreneur, and an author. He graduated from University College Dublin, trained in immunology at McMaster University, Canada and in gastroenterology at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He founded one of the world’s first microbiome research centres (APC Microbiome Ireland) and is co-founder of three successful start-up companies. He is a former president of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology. He was recently listed in the top 1% of highly cited scientists by Clarivate. He has received many awards for contributions to medical science and the medical humanities, including a gold medal from the Royal Irish Academy. He has numerous patents, has published over 580 scientific papers, and has co-written or edited several books, one of which won the BMA book award for gastroenterology. His latest book, The Language of Illness, is published by Liberties Press, Dublin http://www.libertiespress.com/shop/the-language-of-illness.