Dr Francisco Guarner

Consultant of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Spain

In addition to his role in the Digestive System Research Unit at University Hospital, Francisco is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Human Microbiome Consortium, a past member of the Board of Directors on the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics and a former President of the Board of the Spanish Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics.  He graduated in medicine from the University of Barcelona in 1973, trained in gastroenterology and hepatology at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona and obtained PhD from Spain’s University of Navarra. He has held research fellowships at the Royal Free Hospital and King’s College Hospitals in the UK and at the Wellcome Research Laboratories, also in the UK.

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