Paul is a molecular biologist with a focus on food. He coordinates the European Union’s H2020 Innovation Action related to food and the food chain, and heads Teagasc’s DNA high throughput sequencing facility. A multiple award winner himself, his laboratory has been named Laboratory of the Year Award five times. In addition to his roles at Teagasc and APC, he is a principal investigator at Vistamilk SFI Centres and Food for Health Ireland. He has published extensively and was included in the Clarivate list of highly cited researchers in 2018 and 19.