Scientific Advisory Board

Prof Luke O'Neill

Prof Luke O'Neill

Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin

Favourite Food: Chicken Tandoori
Least Favourite Food: Asparagus

Prof Luke O'Neill

Prof Luke O'Neill

Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin

Prof O’Neill is world-renowned immunologist, ranked by Clarivate/ISI as in the top 1% of scientists in the field of immunology. His pioneering work has led to discoveries in the area of metabolic reprogramming in immunity and immunometabolism. Prof O’Neill is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society as well as an elected member of European Molecular Biology Organisation. He has received numerous awards including the Seymour and Vivian Milstein award, the Barcroft Medal, the Robert Boyle Medal, the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for Life Sciences and the European Federation of Immunology Societies Medal.

Prof Justin Siegel

Prof Justin Siegel

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and the Genome Center Davis Campus

Favourite Food: Chocolate
Least Favourite Food: Raisins

Prof Justin Siegel

Prof Justin Siegel

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and the Genome Center Davis Campus

Prof Siegel is a leading expert in methods that can rapidly and reliably discover novel enzyme catalysts, which has led to the discovery of enzymes with momentous functions including treating celiac disease and fighting anthrax infections. By leveraging breakthroughs form the field of synthetic biology, Prof Seigel’s research team are capable experimentally evaluating the properties of in silico designed proteins. His awards and honours include National Academies Education Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and has served as the acting Director Innovation Institute for Food and Health, UC Davis.

Prof J Bruce German

Prof J Bruce German

Professor in Food Science and Technology, Director, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis

Favourite Food: French Baguette, French Brie and Canadian Wild Strawberries
Least Favourite Food: Peanut Butter

Prof J Bruce German

Prof J Bruce German

Professor in Food Science and Technology, Director, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis

Throughout his illustrious, 40 year research career, Prof German’s pivotal research has focused on improving foods and their ability to positively impact on health, using milk as the genetic blueprint for how foods can support health. During his career, he has been named to the Most Highly Cited Scientists List by ISI Index and has received honours including the president’s Award Canadian Federation of Biological Societies, John E Kinsella endowed chair University of California and Mention D’Honneur Du Jury ACADEMI MORIM.

Dr. David Chernoff

Dr. David Chernoff

MD in internal medicine, rheumatology, and infectious disease

Favourite Food: Pastrami on Rye with Dill Pickles
Least Favourite Food: Beets

Dr. David Chernoff

Dr. David Chernoff

MD in internal medicine, rheumatology, and infectious disease

Dr Chernoff carried out his medical training in UCSF and was Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a learned veteran of the molecular diagnostics industry, offering senior clinical leadership and key commercial input to organisations including Crescendo Bioscience, SetPoint Medical, Schiff Nutrition, Aquinox Pharma, Elan Pharma, NetScientific plc and Pulse Health, LLC. Durin his time as Medical Director of Chiron Corperation / Chiron Diagnostics, he played an instrumental role in the developing assays for HIV, HCV and CMV.