Helen Roche leads is a lead PI on the Glycaemic Management workpackage. Helen is Associate Professor of Nutrigenomics at UCD, joint co-ordinator of Lipgene and SFI Principal Investigator in molecular nutrition. She is also part of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the International Life Sciences Institute and the Nutrition Committee for Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
+ 353 (0) 1 7166845
Dr Eileen Gibney is a lecturer at UCD in the Department of Agriculture, Food Science. She has a PhD in nutrition and has worked on several human intervention studies of novel products. Her involvement in FHI concerns the study of human post-prandial response to milk proteins and hydrolysates. Eileen is interested in the molecular aspect of nutrition and disease and she is linked in several projects in UCD’s food and health research programme.
Room S2.06, Food and Health Institute, Science Centre South, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4
+ 353 (0) 1 7162819
Dr Lorraine Brennan is a senior lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry at UCD’s Conway Institute. She is a lead PI on the FHI Glycaemic management workpackage and her main research interests lie in metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease. She is a specialist in nutrigenomic techniques (metabolomics, proteomics and transcriptomics), particularly the use of metabolomic signatures to identify responses to certain dietary interventions.
Room 207, Institute of Food and Health, Science Centre South, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 7162811
Dr Brendan Egan received his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from University of Limerick in 2003, MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University in 2004, PhD from Dublin City University in 2008 before completing post-doctoral training at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He joined the faculty at UCD in 2011 as Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science. His research focuses on interactions between nutrition and exercise in the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle function and adaptation. Brendan is a PI in the Glycemic Management work package examining the effects of novel protein fractions on glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle.
Brendan recently gave a Tedx talk. Listen here.
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science G6, Woodview House, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4
+ 353 (0) 1 7163419
Victoria O’ Sullivan is a recent graduate of NUI Maynooth after completing taught masters in Immunology & Global health. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science which she completed in NUI Maynooth. Currently she is working as a research assistant as part of FHI2 in the Glycaemic Management workpackage. Her role in FHI2 is to screen the hydrolysates for their ability to secrete insulin.
Lab S2.58, Science Centre South, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 7162471