Gut Health - the latest research
Want to hear about the latest research in gut health? Why diet quality effects gut health? What is the gut link for Resistant Starch and Cardiometabolic Health? Is high amylose wheat a global opportunity for improved gut and metabolic health? Join us to find out more.
Dr Jo Rees - Accredited Practicing Dietician - Edith Cowan University
Diet Quality for Gut Health: Why it Matters
An Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a background as a chef and sports coach, currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the area of gut health. Her particular area of interest is how we should target nutrition as a preventive strategy to tackle population issues such as declining mental and physical health. This has guided her quest to better understand the gut microbiome and its role in the maintenance of both.
Dr Damien Belobrajdic - Snr Research Scientist - SCIRO Health & Biosecurity
High amylose wheat: a global opportunity for improved gut and metabolic health
A Principal Research Scientist within CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. He completed his PhD in 2004 through the Department of Physiology at Adelaide University
Damien’s role is to partner with relevant industries to develop and bring to market innovative nutritional products with added value for gastrointestinal and metabolic health. He is currently the Honourable Treasurer for the Nutrition Society of Australia and recently served on the board for Science Technology Australia (STA) as the Agriculture and Food Sciences cluster representative.
Dr Matthew Snelson - Dietitian & Postdoctoral Researcher - Monash University
Resistant Starch and Cardiometabolic Health: The Gut Link
An advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash University and chair of the Australasian Human Microbiome Research Network. His research investigates the role of diet in altering chronic disease states via modulation of the gut microbiota and intestinal homeostasis.
Dr Claus Christopherson - Head of Systems Biology & Microbiome Research - Edith Cowan University
Healthy Gut - How do we know?
He heads up the Systems Biology & Microbiome Research at Centre for Integrative Metabolomics and Computational Biology at Edith Cowan University and then he leads the WA Human Microbiome Collaboration Centre (WAHMCC) at Curtin University.
Dr Christophersen is a molecular microbiologist specialising in the role and impact of the gut microbiome on human health. He participates in multi-disciplinary research to understand how the microbiome interacts with the host and how manipulating it can improve health, mental health or prevent diseases.