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Subrata Ghosh


Prof Subrata Ghosh is the chair and head of medicine at University College Cork and deputy director of APC Microbiome Ireland, a world leading SFI Research Centre headquartered in UCC. He is considered one of the global leaders in research into Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, causes of these diseases and their treatment with new therapies that target the intestinal immune balance. 

Subrata has previously held prestigious positions at Universities in Scotland, England and Canada. His contribution to life sciences have been recognised by his nominations as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, both recognised as the highest honour for contribution and leadership to life sciences and health. He responded to a global search and moved to UCC, attracted by the world class research into microbes and food at APC Microbiome Ireland and Teagasc. He strongly feels that many of the important clues to what underlies the cause of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, currently incurable, are emerging from research at APC and Teagasc and his own research now aligns very closely to such research. He feels that at Cork he has a strong chance to solve these diseases by working together with the excellent scientists at APC and Teagasc.

Research Interests

Theme: Host Microbe Dialogue

SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Key words: Decipher bugs, food, drugs interplay, Better drugs through microbiome, Bugs enhancing drugs, Multidimensional omics, Extinguishing inflammation – ‘bugs & drugs’

Professional Activity



APC Microbiome Ireland, Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,