Principal Investigator, Fermented Dairy Ingredients
Prof Helen Roche is a principal investigator on the Fermented Dairy Ingredients research pillar. Her focus is on nutrigenomics related to inflammation, gut and metabolic health. Her academic background is in human nutrition and molecular medicine. She is also a principal investigator with Science Foundation Ireland. In 2014 she won significant funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for NUTRIMAL, addressing ‘Novel Nutritional Solutions to Combat Malnutrition in the Elderly’ in collaboration with the HSE, SafeFood and a number of industry partners. In collaboration with UCC APC, another FIRM award ImmunoMet will address the interactions between nutritional status, metabolic health and the gut microbiome.