Dr. Ruairi Robertson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

Ruairi’s obtained a B.Sc in Human Nutrition from University College Dublin. He subsequently conducted a Ph.D in Microbiology within the APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork and as a visiting researcher to Harvard University Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where he examined the role of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on the developing microbiome, the gut-brain axis and metabolic health outcomes. Ruairi is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in The Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London where his research examines the influence of the gut microbiome in early child growth and malnutrition within large cohorts of chronic and severe acute malnutrition in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Ruairi will present – Mystic Meg: Where next for Microbiome Science?

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