Paul Ross


Paul Ross graduated from UCC with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology. Following postdoctoral research and an Assistant Professorship at Wake Forest University, NC, he moved to Teagasc’s Moorepark Food Research Centre to lead the Food Biotechnology programme. Paul was appointed the Head of Food Research at Teagasc (which included Moorepark and Ashtown Food Research Centres). In 2014, Paul moved to UCC to become the Head of College of Science Engineering & Food Science at UCC and in 2016 also took up the position of Deputy Head of APC Microbiome Ireland. In 2019, Paul became the Director of APC Microbiome Ireland. He is a Principal Investigator in the APC’s Microbes to Molecules Research Theme. He received the William C. Haines Dairy Science award in 2007 and the Enterprise Ireland Commercialization award in 2008.‍ He was awarded a D.Sc. in 2009 based on published work and in 2010, Paul became a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), in recognition of academic achievement. In 2015, he was honored in Thomson Reuters ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2015.’  For three years in a row (since 2017) Paul has featured in the ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list produced by Clarivate Analytics for the Web of Science. In 2017, he received the ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) Distinguished Service Award which recognizes unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry.

Research Interests

Research Theme: Microbes to Molecules

SDG: SDG 3, SDG 9, SDG 13, SDG 15

Key words: Antimicrobials, anti-infectives, gut flora, gut health, bacteriophage, pathogens



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