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John F. Cryan is originally from Castlerea and is currently Vice-President for Research and Innovation at University College Cork where he is also Professor & Chair of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and subsequently spent time at the University of Melbourne, Australia, the University of Pennsylvania, US, the Scripps Research Institute, California and Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. He has published over 570 scientific articles and is among the most cited researchers in the world. He is co-author of the bestselling “The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection” and has received numerous awards for his research which is focused on understanding the interaction between brain and gut and how it applies to stress and psychiatric disorders in particular.
Marina Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Cellular Neuroscience in Trinity College Dublin. She received a BSc from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a PhD from Trinity College. She subsequently trained in King’s College London and in the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill London before returning to an academic post in Trinity College Dublin. She has served on the Board of Trinity College, was Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and has been the scientific lead on several PhD training programmes. Her research focuses on understanding how inflammation in the brain affects brain function especially in the context of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. An important part of this work is assessing how these links differ between males and females.