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Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc    
Prof Niamh O'Connell  Niamh.oconnell@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity Animal health; environmental enrichment; lameness; biosecurity; broiler chickens; pigs; dairy cows Dr Maeve Palmer, Dr Mary Baxter    
Dr Gareth Arnott  g.arnott@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future   Dr Asad Javied  

Animal Health

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
 Prof Irene Grant   i.grant@qub.ac.uk Farms of the future; Food, Nutrition and Health Paratuberculosis/Johne’s disease; Tuberculosis; zoonotic pathogens; diagnostic method development Dr Antonio Foddai

Animal Physiology

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof David Michael Scantlebury

m.scantlebury@qub.ac.uk

Farms of the Future Ecology; animal behaviour; energetics; life history  

Aquatic Biology

Name

Email

Grand Challenge

Keywords

Prof Peter Leavitt

P.Leavitt@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health

Lake and river biology; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water; paleoecology; environmental change and society; coupled human-biophysical systems

Dr Sarah Helyar

s.helyar@qub.ac.uk

Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity

Marine and freshwater genomics; population genetics; eDNA; metagenomics; fish; amphibians

Behavioural Sciences

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc    
Prof Moira Dean

moira.dean@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health

Obesity; consumer behaviour; food choice; risk perception; attitudes to food; behaviour change; risk communication

Dr Michelle Spence; Dr Tony Benson; Dr Fiona Lavelle; Dr Stephanie Brooks; Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Claire McKernan

   

 

Bioanalytics / Biotoxicology

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Rudolf Krska

r.krska@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Health & Nutrition 

Mycotoxins; organic trace analysis; plant and microbial metabolites; LC-MS/MS;  plant-fungi-metabolomics; urine biomarkers

 

 

Biogeochemistry

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Andy Meharg aa.meharg@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future Arsenic; atmospheric; plants; rice; soil; waters Dr Yogesh Gupta

Diagnostics (Micro, Nano)

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc    
Dr Cuong Cao

 

c.cao@qub.ac.uk

 

Global Food Integrity AMR; food toxins; nanomaterials; nanoparticles; biosensors; plasmonics; biosensors; vibrational spectroscopy; SERS; LSPR   Dr Terry McGrath; Dr Seong Ying Choi    

 

Diet

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Anne Nugent a.nugent@qub.ac.uk Food, Nutrition and Health Dietary surveys; dietary intake; food and nutrient intake; food chemical intake; exposure assessment  
Prof Jayne Woodside j.woodside@qub.ac.uk Food, Nutrition and Health Fruit and vegetables; Mediterranean diet; dietary patterns; dietary biomarkers; diet and disease prevention; public health nutrition Dr Roisin O'Neill, Dr Sarah Brennan, Dr Sarah Moore, Dr Charlotte Neville, Dr Sinead Watson
Prof Helen Roche

h.roche@qub.ac.uk 

Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity

Nutrigenomics; inflammation and metabolism; functional foods; metabolic-inflammation; dietary fatty acids; 'nutrition, obesity and diabetes’

 
Dr Emma Allott

e.allott@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Obesity, diet and cancer; adipokines; adipose tissue distribution; breast cancer; cholesterol; inflammation; lifecourse; lipids; metabolism; molecular epidemiology; prostate cancer; statins

 
Prof Michelle McKinley

m.mckinley@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Obesity; weight loss; weight management; dietary interventions; behaviour change; behavioural sciences; mHealth; eHealth; type 2 diabetes; cardiovascular disease; pregnancy; postpartum; schoolchildren; quantitative; qualitative

Dr Dunla Gallagher 
Dr Laura McGowan

Laura.mcgowan@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Nutrition, diet & behaviour change; obesity; preconception; pregnancy

 

Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Chris Creevey chris.creevey@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity Microbiome; computational biology; evolution; ecology; environmental genomics; AMR; novel therapeutics; genomics Dr Karen Siu Ting, Dr Benjamin Thomas 

Ecology (Soil, Aqua, Marine)

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Tancredi Caruso t.caruso@qub.ac.uk  Farms of the Future Soil; plant-soil interactions; biodiversity; ecosystem functioning; climate change  
Prof Peter Leavitt P.Leavitt@qub.ac.uk Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health Lake and river biology; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water; paleoecology; environmental change and society; coupled human-biophysical systems  
Dr Paul Caplat

p.caplat@qub.ac.uk

Farms of the Future Landscape ecology; modelling; macroecology; invasive plants; range-shifts; life-history traits Dr Dina Sadykova
Dr Deepak Kumaresan

D.kumaresan@qub.ac.uk

Farms of the Future Ecosystem biology; microbes, plants and environment; global change biology; microbiome; ecosystem health; climate change; microbial eco-physiology; methane biotechnology  

Economics (environmental, food, agricultural)

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc    
Dr George Hutchinson

 

g.hutchinson@qub.ac.uk

 

Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition and Health

Consumer behaviour and choice modelling; agricultural economics and food marketing; economics of human nutrition and health;  economics of outdoor recreation; physical activity and health; agricultural and food-policy analysis; climate change and environmental sustainability (ipcc contributing author)

Dr Daniel Derbyshire    
Dr Martina Bozzola

m.bozzola@qub.ac.uk

Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition & Health 

Environmental economics; agricultural economics (decision making under risk, technology adoption, food and nutrition security); climate change adaptation in agriculture; sustainable value chains; economics of wildlife management; applied econometrics

     

 

Endocrine Disruptors

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Lisa Connolly l.connolly@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity In vitro bioassays; toxicology; detection; environment; food; health Dr Stephen Drain

Environmental Sustainability

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof John McGrath j.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future Nutrient cycling; biogeochemistry; bioenergy; environmental microbiology; phosphorus cycling; waste treatment; pollution microbiology; microbiome Dr Jason Chin, Dr Katrina Macintosh, Dr Damian Magill, Dr Luciana Minieri, Dr Magdalena Serkis-Rodzen, Dr Sudhirkumar Shinde
Prof Peter Leavitt

P.Leavitt@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health

Lake and river biology; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water; paleoecology; environmental change and society; coupled human-biophysical systems

 
Dr Martina Bozzola

m.bozzola@qub.ac.uk

Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition & Health 

Environmental economics; agricultural economics (decision making under risk, technology adoption, food and nutrition security); climate change adaptation in agriculture; sustainable value chains; economics of wildlife management; applied econometrics

 

 

Food Integrity (Safety/Security/Fraud)

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Chris Elliott

 

chris.elliott@qub.ac.uk

 

Global Food Integrity

Food integrity; food crime; food fraud; toxicology; food safety; food contamination; feed safety; feed contamination

Dr Simon Haughey; Dr Connor Black; Dr Julie  Meneely; Dr Kevin Cooper;  Dr Marcia Monteiro; Dr Maeve Shannon; Dr Magdalena  Sliwinska-Bartel; Dr Terry McGrath; Dr Claire McVey; Dr Olivier Chevalier; Dr Annalisa Leone; Dr Leon Whiteman; Dr Olufunke Akiyode; Dr Ratnasekhar Ch; Dr Holly Montgomery; Dr Natasha Logan
Prof Paul Brereton

Paul.brereton@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health

Food integrity; food value; food education; EIT Food; gamification; engagement; teachers; qualitative survey; schools; educators; social media

Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Stephanie Brooks
Dr Katrina Campbell  katrina.campbell@qub.ac.uk Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health  Biosensors; diagnostics; food supply chain; toxin analysis; biosecurity Dr Jordi Nelis; Dr Tatiana Panov; Dr Chikere Nkwonta
Dr Mark Mooney

mark.mooney@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity Food contaminants; detection/diagnotics; chemical contaminants; disease diagnostics; mass spectrometry; biosensors 

Dr Anna Gadaj, Dr Ruramayi Nzuma

Dr Tassos Koidis

t.koidis@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition and Health Food science; authenticity; olive oil; vegetable oil; spectroscopy; chemometrics; big data; analytical methods development; fraud detection; black tea; processing contro; bioactive ingredients; antioxidants; polyphenols  

Gut Ecosystems

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Caroline Meharg caroline.meharg@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health  Microbiome; microbes; plants; environment; big data Dr Yogesh Gupta
Dr Qiaozhu Su

q.su@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health 

Nutritional signaling, metabolic inflammation, mitochondrial and ER stress, microRNA, gut microbiota, metabolic disease, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease

 
Dr Yuxin Wu  

Human Mik

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Simon Cameron

s.cameron@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition & Health

Microbiome; microbiology; molecular nutrition; mass spectrometry; early-life nutrition

 

Marine & Freshwater Genomics

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc    
Dr Sarah Helyar

 

s.helyar@qub.ac.uk

 

Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity Population genetics; eDNA; metagenomics; fish; amphibians Dr Amanda Naaum    

 

Microbes, Plant and Environmental

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof John McGrath j.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future Nutrient cycling; biogeochemistry; bioenergy; environmental microbiology; phosphorus cycling; waste treatment; pollution microbiology; microbiome Dr Jason Chin, Dr Katrina Macintosh, Dr Damian Magill, Dr Luciana Minieri, Dr Magdalena Serkis-Rodzen, Dr Sudhirkumar Shinde
Dr Fuquan Liu  Liu F.liu@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health Plant development; plant/environment interaction; immuno-detection of microbial Dr Thomas Fleming, Dr Ruramayi M Nzum, Dr Frederic Mineur, Dr Antonio Foddai
Dr Caroline Meharg caroline.meharg@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health  Microbiome; gut ecosystems; big data Dr Yogesh Gupta
Dr Deepak Kumaresan D.kumaresan@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future

Ecosystem biology; ecology; global change biology; microbiome; ecosystem health; climate change; microbial eco-physiology; methane biotechnology

 

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc  
Dr Christopher Law c.law@qub.ac.uk Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health  Membrane transporters; structural biology; biocatalysts  
Dr Qiaozhu Su 

Q.Su@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Nutritional signaling, metabolic inflammation, mitochondrial and ER stress, microRNA, gut microbiota, metabolic disease, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease

Dr Yuxin Wu

Molecular Nutrition

 

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Brian Green  b.green@qub.ac.uk  Food, Nutrition & Health Nutrition; diet; health; disease biomarkers; dietary biomarkers; metabolomics; neurodegeneration; dementia; diabetes; metabolism; bioactives Dr William Crowe, Dr Xiaobei Pan
Dr Qiaozhu Su

q.su@qub.ac.uk 

Food, Nutrition & Health 

Nutritional signaling, metabolic inflammation, mitochondrial and ER stress, microRNA, gut microbiota, metabolic disease, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease

 
Dr. Yuxin Wu  

Nutrition

 

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Jayne Woodside

j.woodside@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Fruit and vegetables; Mediterranean diet; dietary patterns; dietary biomarkers; diet and disease prevention; public health nutrition

 

Dr Roisin O'Neill, Dr Sarah Brennan, Dr Sarah Moore, Dr Charlotte Neville, Dr Sinead Watson

Dr Anne Nugent

a.nugent@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Dietary surveys; dietary intake; food and nutrient intake; food chemical intake; exposure assessment

 

Prof Michelle McKinley

 

m.mckinley@qub.ac.uk

 

Food, Nutrition and Health

Obesity; weight loss; weight management; dietary interventions; behaviour change; behavioural sciences; mHealth; eHealth; type 2 diabetes; cardiovascular disease; pregnancy; postpartum; schoolchildren; quantitative; qualitative

 

Dr Dunla Gallagher 

Dr Laura McGowan

Laura.mcgowan@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Nutrition, diet & behaviour change; obesity; preconception; pregnancy

 
         

Dr Emma Allott

e.allott@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Obesity; diet and cancer; adipokines; adipose tissue distribution; breast cancer; cholesterol; inflammation; lifecourse; lipids; metabolism; molecular epidemiology; prostate cancer; statins

 

Dr Danielle McCarthy

d.mccarthy@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Personalised nutrition; preventative healthcare; public health; consumer attitudes and behaviour; AI; big data; digital tech; health informatics; wellness; citizen science; societal engagement

 

Obesity

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Helen Roche

h.roche@qub.ac.uk 

Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity

Nutrigenomics; inflammation and metabolism; functional foods; metabolic-inflammation; dietary fatty acids; 'nutrition, obesity and diabetes’

 
Dr Emma Allott

e.allott@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Obesity, diet and cancer; adipokines; adipose tissue distribution; breast cancer; cholesterol; inflammation; lifecourse; lipids; metabolism; molecular epidemiology; prostate cancer; statins

 
Prof Michelle McKinley

m.mckinley@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Obesity; weight loss; weight management; dietary interventions; behaviour change; behavioural sciences; mHealth; eHealth; type 2 diabetes; cardiovascular disease; pregnancy; postpartum; schoolchildren; quantitative; qualitative

Dr Dunla Gallagher 
Dr Laura McGowan

Laura.mcgowan@qub.ac.uk

Food, Nutrition and Health

Nutrition, diet & behaviour change; obesity; preconception; pregnancy

 

 

Plant Biology

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Dr Johnathan Dalzell j.dalzell@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future  Plant parasitic nematodes; parasitic plants; entomopathogenic nematodes; molecular biology; genetically modified crops Dr Neil Warnock

Parasitology (Humans and Animals)

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Aaron Maule a.maule@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future Animal health; disease; infection biology; drug discovery Dr Paul McVeigh; Dr Erin McCammick; Dr Emily Robb
Prof Eric Morgan eric.morgan@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future Veterinary; epidemiology; parasite control; livestock; climate change Dr Kyriacos Kareklas
Dr Mark Robinson  mark.robinson@qub.ac.uk  Farms of the Future Host-parasite interactions; proteomics; molecular parasitology; helminths; liver fluke; rumen fluke Dr Kathryn Huson
Dr Johnathan Dalzell  j.dalzell@qub.ac.uk Farms of the Future  Plant parasitic nematodes; parasitic plants; entomopathogenic nematodes; molecular biology; genetically modified crops Dr Neil Warnock

Systems biology (food)

Name Email  Grand Challenge Keywords Post-Doc
Prof Gary Hardiman

G.Hardiman@qub.ac.uk

Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health

Climate change; Systems Biology; Big Omics Data; endocrine disruptors & epigenetic alterations; plasticizers in the environment; bisphenol- A; genomics of marine species; vitamin D & prostate cancer; opioid & food addiction; cystic fibrosis; non-coding RNAs; nutrition & space travel