Food and Ingredient Development for Microbiome Modulation

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Duration: 60 min

Abstract: Humankind faces a crisis of non-communicable chronic diseases that encompass pathologies such as obesity (and its co-morbidities), inflammatory bowel diseases, allergies, and autoimmune diseases. Microbiome alterations (dysbioses) induced through lifestyle and diet have been implicated in this development. There is tremendous potential for the targeted modulation and restoration of gut microbiota composition and functionality to combat chronic diseases. 

In this Webinar, Prof. Jens Walter (APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork) and Andrea Doolan, CEO at Atlantia Clinical Trials will discuss:

- The latest innovations in the area of nutrition and functional ingredients that enable a targeted and health-oriented modulation and/or restoration of gut microbiome composition and function. 

- Advances in our ecological and mechanistic understanding of how dietary components interact with the gut microbiota in relation to health do now provide a solid foundation for the rational design of food products and medical foods for tangible health outcomes. 

Prof. Walter and Andrea Doolan will discuss how the partnership between the APC Microbiome Ireland and Atlantia provides a powerful translational pipeline that ranges from the discovery of microbiome features that are medically relevant in specific conditions, the design of nutritional approaches to target these features, and the clinical validation of these approaches using disease-specific surrogate endpoints.  



Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.  She has a BSc in Microbiology and Higher Diploma from NUIG. Her early career experience as Clinical Trials Coordinator for the Harvard AIDS Clinical Trials Group at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston was formative in establishing her future professional direction. Thereafter, she returned to Ireland as Clinical Trials Manager with the APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork wherein she played a leading role in the development of Atlantia, fully transitioning the business out of UCC in 2013. Andrea was awarded the Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018, in acknowledgement of her innovative business leadership skills.

Andrea leads Atlantia sales and operations from their headquarters in Cork, managing the US and Irish clinic sites and an expert team of medical professionals, nutritionists, business development and operational personnel. 

Jens Walter | Professor at APC Microbiome Ireland

Dr. Walter serves as the Professor of Ecology, Food, and the Microbiome at Unviversity College Cork and the APC Microbiome Ireland. He has more than 20 years’ experience in gut microbiome research. Dr. Walter’s research focuses on the evolutionary and ecological processes that have shaped the host-microbiome interrelationship and the translation of basic microbiome science into therapeutic and nutritional strategies.

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