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Lorraine Brennan

The Taste Tests
UCD Institute of Food and Health
Stillorgan Rd, Belfield
Dubline
Dublin 4
Ireland
Metabolomics based biomarkers of dietary intake- new tools for nutrition research

Lorraine Brennan (BA, PhD) is a Conway Fellow and a PI in the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Her research interests revolve around metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease. She leads a metabolomics research group in UCD and is instrumental in the development of metabolomics for nutritional research. Areas currently under development include (1) the use of a metabolomic approach to identify novel biomarkers of dietary intake and (2) the use of metabolomic signatures ("metabotypes") to identify responder's to dietary interventions in a move towards personalised nutrition.

Lorraine is a recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant. She is a partner in the FP7 projects NutriTech and Food4me. She is a PI in The National Nutrition Phenotype Database where she was responsible for the metabolomics data. She represents the Irish Nutrigenomics Organisation (JINGO) in the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) ENPADASI. She is a partner in the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Biomarker Initiative.

She has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications including publications in leading journals such as Nature, Diabetes and Diabetalogia. She regularly serves as a reviewer for international journals and since 2010 she is serving as an academic editor in PLoS One. Since 2009, she has delivered 16 invited lectures at International Conferences. Dr Brennan is actively involved in undergraduate teaching and delivers a range of lectures to Human Nutrition and Medical students.

Check this website to know more about her research: www.ucdnutrimarkers.com


Other links:

  • Metabolomics based biomarkers of dietary intake- new tools for nutrition research (A-Diet)
  • Host Institution: University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Call details: Consolidator Grants (CoG), ERC-2014-CoG
  • Project website www.ucdnutrimarkers.com
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