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Paul Cotter

Head of Food Biosciences, Teagasc Food Research Centre

CTO, SeqBiome Ltd

Prof Paul Cotter is Head of Food Biosciences and a Senior Principal Research Officer at Teagasc Food Research Centre at Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Ireland and a PI with the APC Microbiome Ireland and VistaMilk SFI Centres. He also co-ordinates the EU H2020 project, MASTER, and is a PI with Food for Health Ireland (FHI). He is a molecular microbiologist, with researchers in his lab focusing particularly on antimicrobial peptides (bacteriocins) and the microbiology of the gut (and its role in health and disease, including in athletes) and of foods (fermented and other dairy foods) and food production/processing facilities. Prof Cotter also leads the Teagasc/APC DNA sequencing facility and is an adjunct Professor at University College Cork and an adjunct lecturer at Munster Technical University.