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Leading scientist appointed to spearhead Research and Innovation at UCC

15 Mar 2021

Many congratulations to Professor John F. Cryan who has been appointed as Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC.

One of the world's leading scientists, Professor Cryan is a neuroscientist who is recognised as a global leader in the study of gut-brain interactions.

Prof. Cryan’s ground-breaking discoveries on microbiome-brain interactions have led to fundamental changes in understandings in both the neuroscience and psychiatry fields. Through his research in the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at UCC, Prof. Cryan was recently listed as among the world’s top one percent of most-cited researchers, for the fifth time.

Prof. Cryan has earned in excess of €23 million in research funding, published over 550 peer reviewed publications across a range of high-profile journals, and has been cited over 62,000 times throughout a distinguished career in both industry and academia. Prof. Cryan has trained more than 40 PhD students, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and has received an Honorary Doctorate from University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Prof. Cryan succeeds Prof. Anita Maguire who held the post as Vice President for Research and Innovation for the past 10 years and has worked tirelessly in the role, making a tremendous contribution to research during her tenure.
UCC is recognised as Ireland's leading university for research and industry engagement, and in his new role Prof. Cryan will shape the future direction of UCC's research and innovation. 

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