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 Expert  729154

Expert in Rumen Microbiology, Ruminant Nutrition, Human Gut Microbiology, Fatty Acids and Health

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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Prof Expert is expert in the microorganisms, biochemistry and microbial ecology of gut ecosystems, particularly the rumen. Areas of study include fatty acid metabolism, methane emissions, protein nutrition.

anaerobic microbiological process


applied microbiology


microbiological physiology


ruminant nutrition




rumen microbiology

Expert has >30 years experience in gut microbiology research

microbial biochemistry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   PhD   Microbial Biochemistry   University of Glasgow  
1972   BSc   Biochemistry   University of Glasgow   First class honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to


(Undisclosed University)


Rowett Institute


Group Leader


Supervision of research group of up to 24 PhD students, postdocs and technicians.

Career Accomplishments:

Nutrition Society, Society for Applied Microbiology, Society for General Microbiology

Professional Appointments

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Nutrition


DSM Nutrition Award in 2007 'in recognition of his pioneering research in animal nutrition.'

Publications and Patents Summary

170 refereed papers, 50 book chapters/reviews, 2 patents

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Microbiology  
 - BMC Microbiology  
 - Animal Feed Science and Technology  
 - Journal of Applied Microbiology  
 - Proceedings of the Nutritional Society  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2008   RERAD   Consultant   Delivery of overview of methane from ruminants and its mitigation

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Many examples, including in 2010 consultancies for DSM Nutrition, Australian Meat & Livestock.
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
20 different countries in Europe, N America, Asia, Africa and Australasia   Discussion and consultancy on ruminants, nutrition and microbiology.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Rumen microbiology; feed additives; ruminant nutrition courses and seminars.


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